You will discover wild hills, woods and moors frequented by deer and eagles on the doorstep of your West Lothian holiday cottage. This historic Scottish county lies to the west of Edinburgh, on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth, where several rivers meet the North Sea. It is an unspoiled, rural area, with a rich heritage of coal, iron and shale oil mining in the 19th and 20th centuries. West Lothian rises from the lowlands in the north to the Pentland Hills in the southeast, with extensive moors in the southwest. The area is crossed by the Almond and Union Canals, and is home to several spectacular lochs.
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in West Lothian
Self-catering holidays in West Lothian are popular for outdoor activities, with sailing at the Low Port Centre, and a number of world-class golf courses. There are many beautiful walks to discover, from gentle strolls along the shores of rivers and lochs, to more strenuous hikes, in Bathgate Hills and Pentland Hills, where breathtaking views across the region can be enjoyed. On the doorstep of West Lothian holiday cottages, a wealth of historic sites awaits discovery, from prehistoric burial grounds to ruined palaces and magnificent stately homes. The area also has some great family-friendly attractions including Almond Valley Heritage Centre and Five Sisters Zoo.
Linlithgow is West Lothian’s county town, and a lovely place to explore by foot. The ruins of Linlithgow Palace are a must-see, set amid glorious parkland known as The Peel. A scenic drive eastward from West Lothian, Edinburgh is an enchanting city where stunning architecture clings to steep hillsides. The city centre is home to an eclectic mix of medieval tenements, graceful Georgian streets and a maze of cobbled lanes. At the summit of an extinct volcano, the city’s iconic 7th century castle provides far-reaching views across the city.