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Whitburn is one of the principal towns in West Lothian in Scotland situated on the River Almond, 8 miles south-west of Livingston. Whitburn was originally a crossroads settlement which grew during the 19th and 20th centuries as a coal and iron mining town, it was developed as a ‘New Town’ by the legislation of 1946 and had a thriving industry with the Polkemmet Colliery until its closure in the 1980’s. Historically interesting features include the Burgh Hall built c1830, the Whitburn Academy built in 1967 and the Whitburn South Parish Church dating from 1729 with a memorial in the Kirk-yard to Elizabeth Burns, the eldest daughter of Scotland’s National bard Robert Burns. The town is a popular tourist destination and is an ideal base to explore the Edinburgh, Lothians and Falkirk attractions with excellent transport links to all. There are hotels, B&B’s and self-catering holiday accommodation, a selection of shops, pubs, cafes and an award winning restaurant. The surrounding area is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts with walking and cycling tours available and fishing on the River Almond. The Polkemmet Country Park is set in beautiful woodland and has a 9-hole golf course. Nearby attractions include the Almond Valley Heritage Museum and the award winning Falkirk Wheel.


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Osprey Guest House (2.30 miles)

Osprey Guest House
Osprey guest house provide single, double & twin rooms...All rooms at Osprey have shared communal bathroom facilities. Osprey guest house is set right in the heart of Blackburn, Susan Boyle Village. McArthur Glen designer outlet, ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Livingston (Bathgate) (3.61 miles)

Located within easy reach of the M8, only 25 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh, 30 minutes to the centre of Glasgow and 25 minutes to Stirling. It's perfect for both business and leisure guests. ... More | visit website
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Belsyde Country House (6.13 miles)

Belsyde Country House

Located between Edinburgh & Glasgow and sitting in it's own romantic, peaceful and secluded grounds in rolling countryside, it commands outstanding views northwards over the Forth Estuary to the Ochil Hills and Highlands. Nearby is ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Livingston (6.50 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Livingston (M8, Jct3) (6.98 miles)

Conveniently located for Livingston North train station. For shops and local amenities Livingston town centre is only 2 miles away. Our Livingston (M8, Jct3) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room ... More | visit website
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Houstoun House (7.60 miles)

Houstoun House

A Warm Welcome to the Macdonald Houstoun House, Edinburgh West .
Set within 20 acres of mature woodlands, the hotel comprises a 16th Century tower house and steading. Retaining its original character and offering exclusivity and ... More | visit website

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The Wheelhouse (7.80 miles)

The Wheelhouse

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Nestled at the end of a secluded, private track and overlooking the beautiful River Avon, this lovingly restored former watermill provides the ultimate romantic hideaway. The sights ... More

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Crosswoodhill Farm Holiday Cottages (8.09 miles)

Crosswoodhill Farm Holiday Cottages
4 exceptional properties which win this livestock farm prestigious national and regional awards year after year. Relax in this rural oasis. Explore dramatic, scenic Scotland from a wonderfully central location on the Pentland Hills, ... More | visit website
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Star and Garter Hotel (8.26 miles)

Star and Garter Hotel

The Star and Garter Hotel, Linlithgow, where you haste to the welcome and prolong the goodbyes. The hotel is within walking distance of Mary Queen of Scots Birthplace, Linlithgow Palace, located at the eastern end ... More | visit website


Thornton (8.37 miles)

A real home from home
Thornton offers 2 cosy, comfortable bedrooms for guests: 1 twin & 1 double (both ensuite).
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