Though situated very much in the central belt of Scotland, West Lothian is an area with a marvellous mix of countryside and city.
Standing among the broad leaved trees that line the Avon Gorge these beautifully furnished lodges …
- Woodland retreat
- Close to Edinburgh
- Great for exploring
From £228 per Week
Steeped in history, boasting attractive country parks, quality shopping, entertainment and a variety of indoor and outdoor sporting activities, combined with great places to eat and relax. West Lothian has a lot to offer families for both short visits and longer stays, and being within an hour of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling – the gateway to the highlands, makes an excellent holiday base.
Take to the trees at Go Ape a tree-top adventure in the heart of Beecraigs Country Park near Linlithgow . Cross through the trees via a series of high wires, ropes and swings.
Kingsfield Golf Centre is the ideal destination if you want to play or learn golf – or improve your game. The 1-year old Golf Course is a challenge for all levels of Golfers, and there is a team of 6 PGA golf professionals to provide tips and tuition. Budding racing drivers can let off steam at Racing Karts Edinburgh and Lothian’s indoor kart racing centre, easily found just of the M8 at junction 3A. Safe fast, fun and undercover, so an all weather activity! All equipment and tuition included. Polkemmet Country Park in Whitburn covers 169 acres and offers everything from a nine-hole golf course, driving range and bowling green, to play areas, trails and barbeque and picnic sites – a great place for more than one day out!
History comes alive during visits to Cairnpapple, a prehistoric burial ground situated on the summit of Cairnpapple Hill outside Torphichen with stunning views over central Scotland, and as far as Goat Fell, on Arran. The henge monument is a good example of this rare class of Neolithic ceremonial monument and the concrete dome built to help display the Bronze-Age burials. Visit the magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace, birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots, in a beautiful parkland and lochside setting.
West Lothian is an excellent choice for families as a holiday destination, with so many things to do and excellent self catering lodges and holiday parks.