Guidebook for West Lothian

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Guidebook for West Lothian

Sightseeing
Edinburgh Castle and city centre. Lots of museums, Hollyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle. Royal Mile, Princess Street, Rose Street and Queens Street fantastic areas to shop, eat and drink and absorb the Scottish culture
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Edinburgh
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Edinburgh Castle and city centre. Lots of museums, Hollyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle. Royal Mile, Princess Street, Rose Street and Queens Street fantastic areas to shop, eat and drink and absorb the Scottish culture
Queensferry Crossing and nice bars and restaurants - lovely place to visit only 25 min drive from Livingston
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Квинсферри
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Queensferry Crossing and nice bars and restaurants - lovely place to visit only 25 min drive from Livingston
Stirling castle is about 40 minute drive from Livingston an a great tourist point and then there is the main centre in Stirling and a large shopping centre.
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Stirling Castle
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Stirling castle is about 40 minute drive from Livingston an a great tourist point and then there is the main centre in Stirling and a large shopping centre.
St Andrews is one of the most beautiful little towns with their famous golf course, beautiful esplanade of shops, cafes and restaurants and a beach. It is about 1.5 hr drive from Livingston. You could visit Cupar on your way up or travel onto Anstruther which has some of the best fish and chip shops in town.
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St. Andrews Golf Course
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St Andrews is one of the most beautiful little towns with their famous golf course, beautiful esplanade of shops, cafes and restaurants and a beach. It is about 1.5 hr drive from Livingston. You could visit Cupar on your way up or travel onto Anstruther which has some of the best fish and chip shops in town.
If you have the time take a trip to Holyrood Park and a climb Arthurs seat. Holyrood Park is a short walk from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in the heart of the city. It is a 640 acre Royal Park adjacent to Holyrood Palace. The parks highest point is Arthurs Seat, an ancient volcano, and sits 251m above sea level giving excellent view of the city; it is also the site of a large and well preserved fort. This is one of four hill forts dating from around 2000 years ago. With its diverse range of flora and geology it is also site of Special Scientific Interest.
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Артурс Сит
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If you have the time take a trip to Holyrood Park and a climb Arthurs seat. Holyrood Park is a short walk from Edinburgh’s Royal Mile in the heart of the city. It is a 640 acre Royal Park adjacent to Holyrood Palace. The parks highest point is Arthurs Seat, an ancient volcano, and sits 251m above sea level giving excellent view of the city; it is also the site of a large and well preserved fort. This is one of four hill forts dating from around 2000 years ago. With its diverse range of flora and geology it is also site of Special Scientific Interest.
The Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal, and near River Carron, in The Helix, a new parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area, Scotland. The Helix, Grangemouth, Falkirk FK2 7ZT
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The Kelpies
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The Kelpies are 30-metre-high horse-head sculptures, standing next to a new extension to the Forth and Clyde Canal, and near River Carron, in The Helix, a new parkland project built to connect 16 communities in the Falkirk Council Area, Scotland. The Helix, Grangemouth, Falkirk FK2 7ZT
The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. The lift is named after the town it resides in of Falkirk in central Scotland. It opened in 2002, reconnecting the two canals for the first time since the 1930s as part of the Millennium Link project. Lime Rd, Tamfourhill, Falkirk FK1 4RS
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Falkirk Wheel Visitor Centre
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The Falkirk Wheel is a rotating boat lift in Scotland, connecting the Forth and Clyde Canal with the Union Canal. The lift is named after the town it resides in of Falkirk in central Scotland. It opened in 2002, reconnecting the two canals for the first time since the 1930s as part of the Millennium Link project. Lime Rd, Tamfourhill, Falkirk FK1 4RS
Drinks & Nightlife
Friendly city with great shops and night life
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Glasgow
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Friendly city with great shops and night life
Shopping
One of the largest shopping outlets in the UK offering great discounts and numerous restaurants and bars such as Chiquitos, Wagamanas, Ask Italian to name but a few. There is also a cinema here and indoor crazy golf.
McArthur Glen Design Outlet Centre
One of the largest shopping outlets in the UK offering great discounts and numerous restaurants and bars such as Chiquitos, Wagamanas, Ask Italian to name but a few. There is also a cinema here and indoor crazy golf.
Food Scene
Fantastic new pub restaurant with great food at great prices....booking is recommended - dog friendly place
Fork & Field
36 Bank St
Fantastic new pub restaurant with great food at great prices....booking is recommended - dog friendly place
This restaurant and various others such as Chiquitos, Ask Italian, Pizza Express, Pizza Hut to name but a few and also lots of cafe's
Wagamama
This restaurant and various others such as Chiquitos, Ask Italian, Pizza Express, Pizza Hut to name but a few and also lots of cafe's
Getting Around
Train station for commuting to Edinburgh & Glasgow - trains run every 30 minutes both ways - 20 min train journey to Edinburgh and 40 minute train journey to Glasgow.
Livingston North
Train station for commuting to Edinburgh & Glasgow - trains run every 30 minutes both ways - 20 min train journey to Edinburgh and 40 minute train journey to Glasgow.
Parks & Nature
Beautiful drive, only 1 hour from Livingston with great scenery and attractions
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Национальный парк Лох Ломонд & Троссачс
20 Carrochan Rd
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Beautiful drive, only 1 hour from Livingston with great scenery and attractions
Fantastic day out to Blair Drummond Safari park which is also near a lovely little area called Callandar with some lovely shops, cafe's and restaurants.
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Blair Drummond Safari Park
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Fantastic day out to Blair Drummond Safari park which is also near a lovely little area called Callandar with some lovely shops, cafe's and restaurants.
Entertainment & Activities
https://www.edfringe.com/experience/programme-order Edinburgh is the world's leading festival city with amazing festivals taking place throughout the year. The world’s greatest platform for creative freedom. 03 – 27 August 2018.
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society
180 High St
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https://www.edfringe.com/experience/programme-order Edinburgh is the world's leading festival city with amazing festivals taking place throughout the year. The world’s greatest platform for creative freedom. 03 – 27 August 2018.