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Explore our towns and villages

Discover traditional Scottish town centers, historical villages and modern shopping centers.


Great for Food and Drink

Bathgate is a traditional Scottish town with bustling streets surrounded by gentle rolling hills. Discover its past and find out what it offers today.

Broxburn & Uphall

Great for Golf

Traditional, Scottish towns with their own unique identities offering visitors a warm welcome.


Great for History

A historical town, Linlithgow perfectly blends old and new offering visitors an array of wonderful sights, events and shopping and dining.


Great for Shopping

The largest town in West Lothian, Livingston is a modern, thriving centre with many attractions for visitors and residents making it the perfect place to visit for a day out in the central belt of Scotland.


West Lothian

West Lothian makes a fantastic visit for many great reasons. With our rich heritage, friendly towns, great shopping and wide open spaces.

Discover places to visit, activities and events, food & drink and accommodation. Plan your next short break, family holiday or relaxing get-away in West Lothian today.

Things to do

Our Top Attractions

Almond Valley

  • Livingston

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

Almondell & Calderwood Country Park

  • Broxburn & Uphall

Open all year, free to visit. Situated between Broxburn & East Calder, probably the best kept secret in West Lothian!

Beecraigs Country Park

  • Linlithgow

Wide range of activities within 370 hectares (913 acres), near historic Linlithgow. Open throughout the year, free entry.

Blackness Castle

  • Linlithgow

Please note, the car park has limited spaces and will be monitored. It is only available for those that have booked tickets to visit the castle and its grounds. Step into a largely intact medieval castle whose defences once guarded the Firth of Forth. An impressive venue used as infamous Fort William in Outlander.

Five Sisters Zoo

  • West Calder
  • Open

Five Sisters Zoo is a fabulous attraction which offers fun for all the family. Take a visit to the wild side in the heart of West Lothian.

Torphichen Preceptory

  • Torphichen

This site is closed, but you can still visit the exterior of the site. We’re working hard to gradually reopen the places you love while making sure the experience is safe for everyone. Find out more about our reopening plans: restarthistory.scot. The tower and transepts of a church built by the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in the 13th century, much altered. Open 1st April- 30th September, weekends only

Linlithgow Palace

  • Linlithgow

Please note the King’s Bed Chamber and the Court Kitchen are currently closed. This royal pleasure palace was the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots.

Linlithgow Burgh Halls

  • Linlithgow

A stunning building with a dedicated art gallery, offering a café with garden, visitor information, events, classes, elegant spaces for hire and much more.

Jupiter Artland

  • Kirknewton

Jupiter Artland is an award-winning contemporary sculpture garden located just outside Edinburgh. Set over 100 acres of meadow, woodland and indoor gallery spaces, Jupiter Artland is home to over 30 permanent and unique site-specific sculptures as well as a seasonal programme of carefully curated exhibitions and events.

The Scottish Owl Centre

  • Whitburn
  • Open

See Owls from all over the world and enjoy the daily all-weather flying displays and Prof Hoot’s Owl School.

Polkemmet Country Park

  • Whitburn

Popular 68 hectare (168 acre) visitor attraction near Whitburn with woodland walks, play area, picnic & BBQ facilities, Visitor Centre, golf course, driving range, bowling green and home also to the Scottish Owl Centre.

Film on Forth

Did you know West Lothian has featured in a range of Films and TV Shows? From Outlander to Trainspotting and plenty in between, you'll find out more and can plan your own tour over on our Film on Forth Microsite

Film on Forth

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