Things to do & See

While you stay at Bankhead Farm
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BEECRAIGS COUNTRY PARK

Exciting 370 hectare Country Park located in the Bathgate Hills near historic Linlithgow town. One of three Country Parks in West Lothian, sister Parks are Almondell & Calderwood and Polkemmet Country Parks.

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CAIRNPAPPLE HILL

One of the most important prehistoric monuments on the mainland of Scotland, Cairnpapple was used as a burial and ceremonial site from about 3000 to 1400 BC. Good views of east central Scotland may be had from the hill.

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BATHGATE REGAL THEATRE

Bathgate Regal Community Theatre is a community led venue in the heart of Bathgate. We are proud to provide an exciting programme of film, music, theatre, comedy and children’s events a unique venue for your performance, celebration, conference or event spaces for classes and workshops

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LINLITHGOW PALACE

A favoured residence of the Stewart kings and queens from James I (1406-37) onward. Building work commissioned by James I, III, IV, V and VI can be seen. The great hall and chapel are particularly fine. James V (1512) and Mary Queen of Scots (1542) were both born here.

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LINLITHGOW CANAL CENTRE

Cruise to the Avon Aqueduct on “St Magdalene” – a 40 seater canal boat. Departs 2:30 returns 5pm Sat & Sun. Half hour Town Boat Trips from 2 till 4:30pm. Tearoom and Canal Museum. Also charters & Hires.

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BLACKNESS CASTLE

Built in the 15th century and massively strengthened in the 16th century as an artillery fortress, Blackness Castle has been a royal castle, prison, armaments depot and film location for Hamlet and the BBC production of Ivanhoe.

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ROYAL HIGHLAND SHOW

World class Show of cattle, light horse and heavy horse, sheep, goats, poultry. The largest display of agricultural machinery in the UK, a Forestry arena with competitions and demonstrations, Countryside Arena and a massive Food & Drink Hall.

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JUPITER ARTLAND

Set within the picturesque 80 acre estate of Bonnington House, Jupiter Artland is the brainchild of Nicky and Robert Wilson.
The garden is a whimsical collaboration between the family, the artists and the landscape. All the works are site specific and personal to Jupiter.

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MUIRAVONSIDE COUNTRY PARK

170 acres of woodlands, parklands and garden including vertiginous slopes abutting the Avon Gorge, now in the care of Falkirk Council. Created from the estate of Muiravonside House, U plan 17th century house, its foundations were the old home farm, now the visitors’ centre.

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BO’NESS & KINNEIL RAILWAY

Based in Bo’ness, just a 40 minute drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh, this railway offers the chance to board a vintage steam or diesel-hauled train. Full Steam Ahead for great family fun!

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MUSEUM OF SCOTTISH RAILWAYS

Visit the Museum of Scottish Railways via the new Visitor Trail at the Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway. This takes in the rialway yard and will give you a great insight into what goes on behind the scenes.

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QUEENSFERRY MUSEUM

Situated in the historic former royal burgh of Queensferry, the museum commands magnificent views of the two great bridges spanning the Forth. Its collections trace the history of the people of Queensferry and Dalmeny, the historic ferry passage to Fife.

Local Golf Courses

Relax on the course while you stay at Bankhead Farm
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Oatridge Golf Course

Situated one mile north east of Uphall and three miles from Broxburn, this is a great nine-hole golf course. It offers a fair test of golf for even the more gifted golfer and at 5, 962-yards for 18 holes is certainly not short for a nine-holer. The course is situated at Oatridge Agricultural College and has a par of 35 and a standard scratch of 67, which should go some way to explain just what a great challenge it is.

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Uphall Golf Course

Uphall has a great par four opener that shares the fairway with the following hole. The course is rather compact at the start as the second green is shared with the 15th hole. The best hole before crossing the road is the third, a good par three where accuracy is paramount. The green is the only level area here, as a sharp slope will usher any poor shots into the burn below.

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 Deer Park Golf and Country Club

18 hole golf course with ten-pin bowling open to public.

Open all year. Food available all day. Children’s licence. Conference and meeting room facilities available.
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Haughburn Golf Course

Parkland, 9 holes, 5,480 yards, SSS 0, Par 68

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Linlithgow Golf Club

Linlithgow is a short but challenging course. The course combines long and difficult holes with short, but challenging ones providing interest for all levels of golfer.

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Pumpherston Golf Course

An 18 hole course located near Livingston, West Lothian. Includes a hole by hole guide, green fees and membership information.

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Bathgate Golf Course

Bathgate Golf Club – Home of Two Ryder Cup Captains. The Club is situated 2 miles from the main M8 motorway which bisects central Scotland and Edinburgh

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Niddry Castle Golf Course

Niddry Castle Golf Club is a complete test of Golf. This excellent 18 hole Par 70 5914 yard layout has been designed to allow all levels of golfers to enjoy the game

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Polmont Golf Course

Polmont Golf Club is a 9 hole parkland style course situated in the heart of Scotland. The golf club offers a friendly environment to members and visitors of all ages and level