A quaint village lying on the A904 trunk road leading from Linlithgow to South Queensferry.
Originally a mining village, Newton grew with the emergence of the shale oil industry within the area in the 1860s.
The village comprised of two rows of substantial stone fronted homes to accommodate workers at the nearby Duddingston shales mines in the early 1900s. These were subsequently sold to private owners in the mid 1960s.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside Newton acts as a commuter village for those travelling daily to Edinburgh and Fife. It’s an ideal spot for those wishing to combine a home in the country with work in the city.
Local amenities include a petrol station, small shop, Post Office and a pub.
A short drive westwards visitors can enjoy a browse, a bite to eat and a stroll round the small grounds with stunning views over the Firth of Forth at New Hopetoun Gardens. Stocked all year round with a superb selection of plants, trees and gardening gifts, this is a gardeners delight and a perfect spot for an afternoon out.
Tucked further down the road, and within easy walking distance, is Hopetoun Farm Shop which sells a selection of fresh, mouthwatering Scottish cheeses, pies, cakes and cold meat, not to mention gifts and homewares. The friendly team of butchers are always on hand to help you select the best choice of Hopetoun beef, lamb, game or poultry and are quite happy to tell you the best cooking method to maximise the flavour from your prime cut.
Turning back along the road and heading Eastwards, visitors should ensure they pay a visit to nearby stately home, Hopetoun House where they can stroll round the estate, visit the home and enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in their rather splendid restaurant.