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Beecraigs Country Park

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

  • Overview
  • Key info
  • Getting There
  • Free Onsite Parking
  • Disabled parking
  • Disabled toilets
  • Children Welcome
  • Baby Changing
  • Pet Friendly
  • All Payment Methods Accepted
  • Partially Open

Great place to visit!  Catering for a wide range of leisure & recreational activities within 370 hectares (913 acres), can be discovered nestled high in the Bathgate Hills near the historic Linlithgow. Open throughout the year & free entry.

Visitor Centre - advice & information, facility bookings, gift sales, interactive interpretation and spectacular views over the landscape including the Forth Road Bridges and out towards Edinburgh.

Hideaway Cafe Beecraigs - Located in the same building as the visitor centre and offering lunches, tea/coffee and tempting cakes.  Perfect for a get together or treat after a nice walk or activity in the Country Park.

Mountain Bike Trails & Skill Area - Beecraigs is home to a whole host of mountain bike trails for both enthusasits and beginners. These trails shall certainly deliver a real thrill as you race through a location of true natural beauty. This detailed map shall certainly help you find your way.

There are charges for the use of some facilities & activities.

Download the park map here

Other facilities include:

- many waymarked trails, routes and tracks to explore

- Adventure Play Area

- Red Deer, Highland Cattle & hardy sheep breeds at Animal Attraction

- Caravan & Camping Site (with Little Lodges)

- Activities – many routes and trails to explore, orienteering courses

- Facility hires – room hire, secure dog area, target archery, pioneering course, BBQs

- Ranger Service

- Picnic tables

- Mountain Bike Trails & skills area

- Friends of Beecraigs


Beecraigs Country Park
Beecraigs Visitor Centre
West Lothian
EH49 6PL

Opening Hours:


28/10/19-29/03/2020 10:00-16:00

30/03-27/09/2020 09:00-19:00

28/09-25/10/2020 09:00-17:00

26/10/2020-28/03/2021 10:00-16:00


Approximately 3 miles from Linlithgow or Bathgate.

From the M9 take junction 3 or 4, follow A803 from Linlithgow and follow signs for Country Park.
If coming from Bathgate follow the B792 and again follow the brown signs for Country Park.

Postcode for sat nav: EH49 6PL.  Please follow the Country Park's green & white road signs once you arrive at the Park.  There are numerous car parks but the largest is Hillhouse carpark, within easy reach of the Visitor Centre.

Don’t forget to book your taxibus service from Linlithgow to Beecraigs if you’d rather leave the car at home. Taxibus 7 runs hourly on-demand and must be pre-booked – call All the Fours on 01506 44 44 44 – more information at http://www.travelinescotland.com/west-lothian-taxibus .

You can cycle or walk to Beecraigs from Linlithgow on the off-road path along Preston Road, and numerous trails and quieter roads exist across the Bathgate Hills.


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