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We offer a great range of fun, interesting & exciting things to do!

Steeped in history and surrounded by beautiful countryside, West Lothian is Scotland’s secret gem.  Conveniently situated between Edinburgh and Glasgow, it provides a perfect day out for visitors with activities for all ages.

Relive Scotland’s heritage and visit a stately home, a medieval kirk or the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Young explorers can discover nature at an outdoor country park, spend time with farm animals or indeed, view wild animals. With soft play, arts and crafts or a spot of adventure golf, there are loads of fun children’s activities too.

Improve your golf swing, visit the theatre or just while away the hours with a fishing rod, why not visit West Lothian today?

 

Highlights

  • Linlithgow Palace and Peel Linlithgow Palace
    Linlithgow

    This royal pleasure palace was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. You can see the elaborate, restored fountain in action every Sunday in July and August.

  • The Hive The Hive Play and Party Centre
    Bathgate

    The Hive Soft Play has a spectacular play frame for all the family to enjoy.

  • Canal Fun Day ©Martine Stead Linlithgow Canal Centre
    Linlithgow

    Canal Cruises to Avon Aqueduct, Linlithgow Boat Trips, Tearoom, Canal Museum, Charters and Self-Drive Canal Boat Hire. Open from Easter until the end of September

  • Back of House View Hopetoun House
    South Queensferry

    Built over 300 years ago, Hopetoun continues to be the home of the Hope family. Hopetoun was also used as a filming location in the internationally acclaimed Outlander TV program.

  • lion Five Sisters Zoo
    West Calder

    Five Sisters Zoo Park is a fabulous attraction which offers fun for all the family. Take a visit to see the newest arrivals - Lions!

  • Binny Plants Binny Plants
    Broxburn & Uphall

    Binny Plants is a family run business who specialise in unusual hardy perennials and peonies.

  • Clubhouse Pumpherston Golf Club
    Livingston

    Pumpherston is a 6000 yard, par 70 course with greens constructed to USPGA standard. The course offers a true test for golfers of all abilities

  • Scottish Owl Centre Slide The Scottish Owl Centre
    Whitburn

    See Owls from all over the world and enjoy the daily all-weather flying displays and Prof Hoot’s Owl School. Open Feb-Oct & Jan/Nov weekends. Dec: Booking only.

  • Potter Around Potter Around
    Kirknewton

    Potter Around is a friendly and welcoming craft studio offering a number of arts and crafts activities run by knowledgeable, helpful staff.

  • Uphall Golf Club - exterior Clubhouse Uphall Golf Club
    Broxburn & Uphall

    Uphall Golf Club, an 18 hole parkland course, is 5588 yards, par 69, maintained to a high standard, adjacent to Macdonald Houstoun House. The bar & restaurant open daily and visitors very welcome.

  • FREE Bathgate Academy West Lothian Local History Library
    Linlithgow

    West Lothian Local History Library – all about the history and heritage of West Lothian – and family history too.

  • Nutty Bouncer Almond Valley Heritage Centre
    Livingston

    A wonderful day of adventure and play featuring friendly farmyard animals.

  • Low Port Centre Low Port Centre
    Linlithgow

    Providers of outdoor education and residential experience to schools, organised groups and individuals

  • FREE View of Annet House from Street Annet House Museum
    Linlithgow

    Visit Annet House Museum on the town’s High Street to discover Linlithgow’s fascinating history. Open from 1st April until end October.

  • © Cook Tully Edinburgh Monarchs Edinburgh Monarchs Armadale Speedway
    Armadale

    Motorcycle Speedway Racing on a premier track for all the family! Race Friday Nights from March to October

  • Walk Across Scotland Walk Across Scotland
    Broxburn & Uphall

    Specialising in self-guided walking holidays across Scotland’s most beautiful & awe inspiring landscapes.

  • New Hopetoun Gardens New Hopetoun Gardens
    South Queensferry

    New Hopetoun Gardens are full of inspirational ideas for your own garden. Explore our small gardens each month, from the Winter Walk in the Woodland, through the timeless Oriental Garden.

  • Ancestral Tourism Discover your Ancestors in West Lothian

    West Lothian is a place full of history and heritage. Begin your ancestral journey here.

  • Linlithgow Palace and Peel Linlithgow Palace
    Linlithgow

    This royal pleasure palace was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots. You can see the elaborate, restored fountain in action every Sunday in July and August.

  • The Hive The Hive Play and Party Centre
    Bathgate

    The Hive Soft Play has a spectacular play frame for all the family to enjoy.

  • Canal Fun Day ©Martine Stead Linlithgow Canal Centre
    Linlithgow

    Canal Cruises to Avon Aqueduct, Linlithgow Boat Trips, Tearoom, Canal Museum, Charters and Self-Drive Canal Boat Hire. Open from Easter until the end of September

  • Back of House View Hopetoun House
    South Queensferry

    Built over 300 years ago, Hopetoun continues to be the home of the Hope family. Hopetoun was also used as a filming location in the internationally acclaimed Outlander TV program.

  • lion Five Sisters Zoo
    West Calder

    Five Sisters Zoo Park is a fabulous attraction which offers fun for all the family. Take a visit to see the newest arrivals - Lions!

  • Binny Plants Binny Plants
    Broxburn & Uphall

    Binny Plants is a family run business who specialise in unusual hardy perennials and peonies.

  • Clubhouse Pumpherston Golf Club
    Livingston

    Pumpherston is a 6000 yard, par 70 course with greens constructed to USPGA standard. The course offers a true test for golfers of all abilities

  • Scottish Owl Centre Slide The Scottish Owl Centre
    Whitburn

    See Owls from all over the world and enjoy the daily all-weather flying displays and Prof Hoot’s Owl School. Open Feb-Oct & Jan/Nov weekends. Dec: Booking only.

  • Potter Around Potter Around
    Kirknewton

    Potter Around is a friendly and welcoming craft studio offering a number of arts and crafts activities run by knowledgeable, helpful staff.

  • Uphall Golf Club - exterior Clubhouse Uphall Golf Club
    Broxburn & Uphall

    Uphall Golf Club, an 18 hole parkland course, is 5588 yards, par 69, maintained to a high standard, adjacent to Macdonald Houstoun House. The bar & restaurant open daily and visitors very welcome.

  • FREE Bathgate Academy West Lothian Local History Library
    Linlithgow

    West Lothian Local History Library – all about the history and heritage of West Lothian – and family history too.

  • Nutty Bouncer Almond Valley Heritage Centre
    Livingston

    A wonderful day of adventure and play featuring friendly farmyard animals.

  • Low Port Centre Low Port Centre
    Linlithgow

    Providers of outdoor education and residential experience to schools, organised groups and individuals

  • FREE View of Annet House from Street Annet House Museum
    Linlithgow

    Visit Annet House Museum on the town’s High Street to discover Linlithgow’s fascinating history. Open from 1st April until end October.

  • © Cook Tully Edinburgh Monarchs Edinburgh Monarchs Armadale Speedway
    Armadale

    Motorcycle Speedway Racing on a premier track for all the family! Race Friday Nights from March to October

  • Walk Across Scotland Walk Across Scotland
    Broxburn & Uphall

    Specialising in self-guided walking holidays across Scotland’s most beautiful & awe inspiring landscapes.

  • New Hopetoun Gardens New Hopetoun Gardens
    South Queensferry

    New Hopetoun Gardens are full of inspirational ideas for your own garden. Explore our small gardens each month, from the Winter Walk in the Woodland, through the timeless Oriental Garden.

  • Ancestral Tourism Discover your Ancestors in West Lothian

    West Lothian is a place full of history and heritage. Begin your ancestral journey here.

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    • People Walking

      An easy-to-follow walk round Linlithgow starting at The Cross.

    • Linlithgow Bridge Trail

      Take a trip back in time and walk the trail of the Battle of Linlithgow Bridge.

    • Out in the Open Book Pile
      A Public Art Walk
      Livingston

      Enjoy this free self-guided walking tour of public artworks in the heart of Livingston all year round! Perfect for a short little break when you have a bit of time on your hands

    • Walk Across Scotland
      Walk Across Scotland
      Broxburn & Uphall

      Specialising in self-guided walking holidays across Scotland’s most beautiful & awe inspiring landscapes.

    • Calderwood
      Calderwood Walk
      Mid Calder

      Circular walk through mixed, ancient woodland. Distance: 3mls / 5kms

    • Blackness Castle

      A refreshing walk along the shores of the Forth which gives fantastic views of the Forth Bridges. Distance: 4 miles/6.5kms

    • Nasmyth Bridge River Almond
      Almondell Walk
      East Calder

      A lovely stroll through the woods of Almondell & Calderwood Country Park. Distance: 4mls / 6.5kms

    • Breich Water
      Breich Water Walk
      Livingston

      A nice, gentle walk which begins at one of our most popular family attractions. Distance: 4mls / 6.5kms

    • Family Walking in West Lothian

      Three different routes through woodland and farm to accommodate different time restraints. Distance: max. 3mls / 5 kms

    • View of West Lothian

      Three different routes to accommodate different time restraints, from the towncentre with views of the famous Five Sisters. Distance: max. 3 mls/ 5 kms

    • Water Walkway

      Three different routes through town, canal and farm to accommodate different time restraints. Distance: 3mls / 5 kms

    • People on Bench

      Three different routes through town and parks accommodate different time restraints. Distance: max. 3mls / 5 kms

    • House of the Binns- Parkland Walk

      The Binns parkland was created to impress guests visually. Visitors today can expect and enjoy the same beautiful parkland and stunning views on this gentle walk. Distance: 2 mls/ 3kms

    • Witchcraig Wood

      A pleasant uphill walk with fantastic views which begins at the impressive Korean War Memorial. Distance: 2.5 mls / 4kms

    • Linlithgow Loch

      This walk takes in some of the best views in West Lothian including Linlithgow Palace. Distance: 8.5 mls / 13.5 kms

    • Winchburgh Canal

      This is a peaceful walk along the canal side where you will find plenty of wildlife. Distance: 6 mls / 10kms

    • Avon River
      Avon River
      Linlithgow

      A fascinating walk with historic points of interest along the way. See where William Wallace hid from the army of Edward I in the 13th century. Distance: 9.5 mls / 15kms

    • Pentland Hills © Ridge from Allemuir

      A living working landscape with 10,000 hectares of countryside, 100km of paths and spectacular scenery.

    • Harperrig Reservoir

      A challenging walk around the lower end of West Lothian which can take you right into the Pentlands. Distance: 9 mls/ 14.5km with a climb of 561m

    • Blue Blackness
      John Muir Way
      Linlithgow

      The new John Muir Way stretches all the way from Helensburgh in the West to Dunbar on the East Coast.