East, Mid and West Lothian have come together to showcase the fantastic range of activities available to the group and travel trade market. Steeped in history, packed with award-winning attractions, serving the best locally produced food and drink and with quality accommodation, the Lothians is the ideal destination for groups and tours. What’s more we are right next door to Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city and easily accessible by all modes of transport.
About The Lothians:
The Lothians region offers a wonderful mix of historic sites and buildings such as Tantallon Castle, The National Museum of Flight, Linlithgow Palace, Rosslyn Chapel, the Scottish Mining Museum and Hopetoun House. We also have the beautiful beaches of East Lothian, attractions including the Butterfly & Insect World and Scottish Seabird Centre, the world class shopping experience in Livingston and quality accommodation of Macdonald Houstoun House and Marine Hotels. What's more we are right next door to Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city and easily accessible by all modes of transport.
Visiting the Lothians is an opportunity to escape the city and enjoy the convenience, prices and attractions of being outwith the city. In the Lothians you can enjoy a synergy of heritage and nature – from historic Dirleton and Tantallon castles in East Lothian, Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian and Hopetoun House in West Lothian to the stunning beaches and John Muir Country Park in East Lothian, Roslin Glen and Vogrie Country Parks in Midlothian and the lochside walks in Linlithgow. We offer attractive destination towns and shopping opportunities, often with independent and local retailers, and great coffee and lunch stops.
10:30 - Arrive at Hopetoun House
Hopetoun House, a remarkable and beautiful stately home, is filled with magnificent collections and sits surrounded by breath-taking grounds with nature trails and scenic walks.
12:30 - Arrive at Linlithgow Palace and Peel
The majestic royal Palace of the Stewarts at Linlithgow is a magnificent ruin and visitors feel a sense of awe on entering its gates.
13:30 - Lunch at the Mercure Livingston Hotel
Relax in the Arts Brasserie and Bar over international cuisine and a full range of drinks.
14:50 - Arrive at the Livingston Designer Outlet
With over 70 famous name brands at up to 60% off every day you will discover a fantastic range of fashion, footwear, homeware and more.
16:00 - Arrive at The Centre, Livingston
The Centre offers an elegant and modern environment in which to shop, with over 155 shops you would expect in the high street.
17:30 - Arrive and check-in at Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel
Set in 22 acres of beautiful woodlands, Houstoun House is the perfect country retreat. Inside, 70 rooms blend luxury and character and the cosy Vaulted Bar in the cellar is the perfect spot for a drink.