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blog 05.07.2024

A to Z of West Lothian: D is for...

Welcome to the delightful county of West Lothian, where every letter of the alphabet brings a new adventure. Today, we're diving into the "D"s – a selection of destinations and delights that promise to make your visit unforgettable. Whether you're a history buff, a nature lover, or simply looking for a fun day out, West Lothian's "D" list has something for everyone. Let's explore!

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1. Dechmont Law

First on our list is Dechmont Law, a prominent hill that offers breathtaking panoramic views of West Lothian and beyond. Standing at 217 metres, it’s a perfect spot for hikers and nature enthusiasts. The climb is moderately challenging but well worth the effort, as you'll be rewarded with stunning vistas stretching as far as Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth. Pack a picnic, lace up your walking boots, and set off on an invigorating adventure.

Dechmont Law

Blow away the cobwebs with a walk up Dechmont Law.

2. Dedridge Ponds

Dedridge Ponds is a serene and scenic nature reserve located in Livingston. The ponds are surrounded by well-maintained paths and lush greenery, making it an ideal spot for a leisurely stroll or a peaceful retreat. The area is home to a variety of wildlife, including ducks, swans, and other waterfowl, offering excellent opportunities for birdwatching. It's a perfect place to relax, enjoy the tranquillity, and connect with nature.

Dedridge Ponds

Dedridge Burn and Ponds, Livingston

3. Duntarvie Castle

Duntarvie Castle is an intriguing historic site near Winchburgh. A former ruin that has undergone decades of restoration, it's now an 8.5 acre event space nestled in West Lothian countryside.

Specialising in Weddings and other events, whether you are looking to have an elegant formal affair, boho chic bash or a circus-themed extravaganza, the venue at Duntarvie castle can accommodate all ideas allowing your day to be completely unique.


Duntarvie Castle

Duntarvie Castle – The Venue, an 8.5-acre, exclusive use, flexible event space set in the grounds of the ruins of this Historic castle, dating back over 800 years.

4. Deer Park Golf & Country Club

Golf enthusiasts will find Deer Park Golf & Country Club in Livingston a premier destination. This luxurious club boasts an 18-hole championship golf course, offering a challenging and enjoyable experience for golfers of all skill levels. In addition to golf, the club features a range of facilities, including a gym, spa, and a fantastic restaurant with stunning views over the course. It's a perfect spot for a day of relaxation and recreation.

Deer Park Golf & Country Club

Regarded as one of the finest and most challenging golf courses in central Scotland, the 18hole course boasts spacious tree lined fairways and views over Fife and West Lothian.

5. Delhi's Winter

Delhi's Winter, a renowned Indian restaurant in Linlithgow, is a must-visit for food lovers. Known for its warm ambiance and delicious cuisine, the restaurant offers an extensive menu of authentic Indian dishes, from spicy curries to mouth-watering tandoori specials. Whether you’re dining in or opting for a takeaway, Delhi's Winter promises a culinary experience that will tantalise your taste buds and leave you coming back for more.

Delhi's Winter

Best Indian restaurant offering fresh, authentic Indian cuisine open for lunch and dinner, recently awarded by VisitScotland

6. Dreadnought Rock

For music enthusiasts, Dreadnought Rock in Bathgate is a legendary live music venue that has been rocking the local scene for decades. Known for hosting an eclectic mix of bands and artists, from rock and metal to indie and punk, it's a fantastic place to catch live performances in an intimate setting. The vibrant atmosphere and passionate crowds make every gig at Dreadnought Rock a memorable experience. Whether you're a local or a visitor, a night at this iconic venue is a must for any music lover.

Dreadnought Rock

Dreadnought Rock is the place to be in West Lothian if you love your Rock Music or enjoy a great night out in a safe and relaxed environment !

7. Dobbies Garden Centre

For a more laid-back outing, head to Dobbies Garden Centre in Livingston. Far more than just a garden centre, Dobbies is a one-stop shop for all things green and gorgeous. Wander through the extensive plant displays, pick up some unique home and garden décor, and enjoy a delicious meal in the on-site café. Kids will love the adventure play area, and seasonal events ensure there's always something new to see and do.

Dobbies Garden World

Dobbies is brimming with ideas as well as beautiful flowers and plants!


West Lothian's "D" destinations are diverse, delightful, and definitely worth exploring. From panoramic hilltop views and tranquil glens to golf and wedding venues, there's something for everyone. So, pack your bags, bring your sense of adventure, and discover the many charms of West Lothian. Happy exploring!

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