EDINBURGH,
WEST LOTHIAN and FALKIRK

 
 

 
Antonine Wall Castlecary to WesterwoodCastlecaryRoman Remains
A well preserved section of ditch.

Antonine Wall Rough CastleBonnybridgeRoman Remains
The best-preserved length of rampart and ditch, together with the earthworks of a fort – the most complete on the Wall – and a short length of military way with quarry pits. This is the best site to gain an impression of how the frontier and its integral forts worked.

Antonine Wall Seabegs WoodBonnybridgeRoman Remains
A stretch of rampart and ditch with the military way behind.

Antonine Wall Watling LodgeFalkirkRoman Remains
Two sections on each side of the house known as Watling Lodge (there is no entry to the house or grounds). The eastern section is one of the deepest and steepest stretches of the ditch visible.

Cairnpapple HillNr BathgatePrehistoric Site
Cairnpapple was used from about 3,000 BC to 1400 BC firstly as a ceremonial site then several centuries later as a burial site.

Castlelaw Hill FortEdinburghPrehistoric Site
An Iron Age hill fort with a souterrain built in one of the ditches.

Corstophine DovecotEdinburghDovecot
A large circular ‘beehive’ dovecot in a good state of preservation with nesting boxes complete.

Craigmillar CastleEdinburghCastle
Craigmillar is one of Scotland’s most perfectly preserved castles. It began as a simple tower-house residence. Gradually, over time, it developed into a complex of structures and spaces, as subsequent owners attempted to improve its comfort and amenity. As a result, there are many nooks and crannies to explore. Of equal importance were the surrounding gardens and parkland, and the present-day Craigmillar Castle Park has fascinating reminders of the castle’s days as a rural retreat on the edge of Scotland’s capital city. At the core lies the original, late-14th-century tower house, among the first of this new form of castle built in Scotland. It stands 17m high to the battlements, has walls almost 3m thick, and holds a warren of rooms, including a fine great hall on the first floor, and the so-called ‘Queen Mary’s Room’ beside it, where Mary is said to have slept when staying there as a guest of the Prestons. In all probability, Mary resided in a multi-roomed apartment elsewhere in the courtyard, probably in the east range.

Edinburgh CastleEdinburghCastle
Sited on top of an extinct volcano, gaining stunning views across City of Edinburgh, the castle has witnessed many of the defining events of Scottish history. Originally built in 1130 the Castle represents over 800 years of Scottish history and is a World Heritage site. St Margaret's chapel was also built in 1130 and survives as the oldest building in Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle was home to the Kings and Queens of Scotland when staying in the city. All visitors can take a free guided tour around the palace where they can see the Great Hall built in 1511 and the State rooms where Queen Marie de Guise died in 1560 and her daughter Mary Queen of Scots gave birth to James VI in 1566.

Edinburgh ZooEdinburghZoo
A wild day out with over 1,000 fascinating animals to see! Hilltop safari tour with breathtaking views of Edinburgh. Numerous events and animal handling sessions.

Georgian House, TheEdinburghHistoric House
The Georgian House, with its elegant furnished interior, is located at No. 7 Charlotte Square. The Square was conceived by Robert Adam as a paradigm of the Georgian ideal in the centre of Edinburgh. A heady vision of sweeping crescents, broad boulevards and elegant squares, the New Town of Edinburgh offered wealthy citizens in the late 18th century a means of escape from the overcrowded tenements of the Old Town. The Georgian House has been magnificently restored to show a typical Edinburgh New Town House of the late 18th-early 19th century. The fine collection of period furniture, porcelain, silver and glass, reflect the lifestyle and social and economic conditions of the time.

Gladstone's LandEdinburghHouse
Step back in time to bustling and turbulent 17th century Edinburgh. Explore Thomas Gladstone’s land to discover the lives of his tenants and experience what life was really like in Edinburgh’s old town 400 years ago. Get a flavour of 17th century life with the guides in costume in the display rooms. The costume guides really help to bring the house to life and ensure that visitors have an even better experience.

Holyrood AbbeyEdinburghCathedral - Abbey
The ruined Augustinian Abbey sited in the grounds of Holyrood Palace was built in 1126 at the order of King David I of Scotland. It has been the site of many royal coronations and marriage ceremonies. The roof of the abbey collapsed in the 18th century, leaving it as it currently stands, a ruin.

Holyrood ParkEdinburghPark
Within Holyrood Park is a wealth of history and archaeology spanning thousands of years. Arthur’s Seat is one of four hill forts dating from around 2000 years ago. The park is a scheduled ancient monument and a site of special scientific interest due to its archaeology, geology and wildlife. The Park offers walks, solace, wildlife, volcanic geology and unparalleled views of the city from its many vantage points.

House of the BinnsLinlithgowHistoric House
The House of the Binns stands as a living monument to one of Scotland’s oldest families, the Dalyells, who have lived here since 1612. The family home of the Dalyell family for nearly 400 years.

Kinneil HouseBo'NessHouse
Set in a public park, the oldest part of the house is a 15th century tower remodelled by the Earl of Arran between 1546 and 1550 and transformed into a stately home for the Dukes of Hamilton in the 1660s. The grounds contain the ruins of James Watt’s cottage and the boiler of his Newcomen Engine. The House is open on special free open days during the year, organised by Historic Scotland and the charity, The Friends of Kinneil. At other times, the building can only be viewed externally.

Linlithgow PalaceLinlithgowPalace
The magnificent ruins of Linlithgow Palace are set in a park beside a loch. Most of the Stewart kings lived at the Palace. Numerous renovations to the palace’s grand facades and chambers were carried out as each sought to create the ideal modern palace.

Malleny GardenEdinburghGarden
A three acre walled garden set in nine acres of woodland and policies.Neighbouring 17th Century House and Dovecot.

PineappleFalkirkOther Building
This bizarre structure, in the shape of a pineapple, was built in 1761 as a garden retreat. The policies are now an oasis for wildlife. Take a walk in the walled garden, where an orchard of crab-apple trees has been planted. Or enjoy a peaceful walk around the pond and through the surrounding woodland. There is an all-ability path which leads from the car park to a pond viewing platform, where, if you are lucky, you may catch a glimpse of the rare great crested newt.

Scotch Whisky Heritage CentreEdinburghMuseum
Capture the spirit of Scotland. Discover the secrets of the “Water of Life”. Whisky Tour, Bar and Shop. Amber Restaurant.

St Triduana's Chapel Restalrig Collegiate ChurchEdinburghChurch - Chapel
The lower part of a chapel built by James III, housing the shrine of St Triduana, a Pictish saint. The hexagonal vaulted chamber is unique.

Torphichen PreceptoryTorphichenChurch
The tower and transepts of a church built by the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St John of Jerusalem in the 13th century, much altered.

Trinity HouseLeith, EdinburghMuseum
Trinity House is the home of the Incorporation of Shipowners and Shipmasters, an organisation dating back to the 14th century. Successive generations of masters and members of Trinity House have been closely involved in the history and maritime development of Leith. Thomas Brown designed the present Trinity House in 1816 on the site of the medieval mariner's hospital. An outstanding collection of maritime memorabilia inside an elegant Georgian house.

Westquarter DovecotWestquarterDovecot
A handsome rectangular dovecot with a heraldic panel dated 1647 over the entrance doorway.


 
Almond Valley Heritage CentreLivingston
Almondell and Calderwood Country ParkBroxburn
Auld Reekie ToursEdinburgh
Bank of Scotland Museum on the MoundEdinburgh
Beecraigs Country ParkLinlithgow
Bennie MuseumBathgate
Birkhill Fireclay MineBo'Ness
Blackness CastleLinlithgow
Bo'Ness & Kinneil RailwayBo'Ness
Boness Motor MuseumBo'Ness
Boness Tourist Information CentreBo'Ness
Brass Rubbing CentreEdinburgh
Caledonian BreweryEdinburgh
Callendar HouseCallendar
Callendar Park MuseumCallendar
Camera ObscuraEdinburgh
City Arts CentreEdinburgh
City SightseeingEdinburgh
Clan Tartan CentreEdinburgh
Dalmeny HouseSouth Queensferry
Dean GalleryEdinburgh
Edinburgh AirportEdinburgh
Edinburgh and Scotland Information CentreEdinburgh
Edinburgh Canal CentreEdinburgh
Edinburgh City Art CentreEdinburgh
Edinburgh DungeonEdinburgh
Edinburgh Experience, TheEdinburgh
Edinburgh Fun ParkEdinburgh
Edinburgh Science FestivalEdinburgh
Edinburgh TattooEdinburgh
Falkirk Tourist Information CentreFalkirk
Falkirk Tryst FestivalFalkirk
Falkirk Wheel, TheFalkirk
Fruitmarket GalleryEdinburgh
Geoffrey (Tailor's) Tartan Weaving Mill, Store & ExhibitionEdinburgh
Gorgie City FarmEdinburgh
Grangemouth MuseumGrangemouth
Greyfriars Church The Kirk of the GreyfriarsEdinburgh
Hopetoun HouseSouth Queensferry
Huntly House MuseumEdinburgh
John Knox HouseEdinburgh
Kinneil Museum and Roman FortletBo'Ness
Lauriston CastleEdinburgh
Linlithgow Canal CentreLinlithgow
Linlithgow Story, TheLinlithgow
Linlithgow Tourist Information CentreLinlithgow
Livingston's CountrysideLivingstone Village
Magdalen ChapelEdinburgh
Maid of the Forth ExcursionsSouth Queensferry
Mercat ToursEdinburgh
Midlothian Ski CentreEdinburgh
Mill FarmLivingstone
Muiravonside Country ParkLinlithgow
Murrayfield Stadium TourEdinburgh
Museum of ChildhoodEdinburgh
Museum of EdinburghEdinburgh
Museum of FireEdinburgh
Museum of ScotlandEdinburgh
National Archives of ScotlandEdinburgh
National Gallery of Modern ArtEdinburgh
National Gallery of ScotlandEdinburgh
National Library of ScotlandEdinburgh
National Museums of ScotlandEdinburgh
National Portrait GalleryEdinburgh
National War Museum Scotland, TheEdinburgh
Nelson MonumentEdinburgh
Newhaven Heritage MuseumEdinburgh
No 28 Charlotte SquareEdinburgh
Our Dynamic EarthEdinburgh
Palace of HolyroodhouseEdinburgh
People's Story, TheEdinburgh
Polkemmet Country ParkWhitburn
Port Edgar Marina & Sailing SchoolSouth Queensferry
Queensferry MuseumEdinburgh
Regimental Museum of the Royal ScotsEdinburgh
Royal Botanical Gardens EdinburghEdinburgh
Royal MuseumEdinburgh
Royal Observatory Visitor CentreEdinburgh
Royal Scottish AcademyEdinburgh
Royal Yacht Britannia, TheLeith, Edinburgh
Russell Collection of Early Keyboard InstrumentsEdinburgh
Scotch HouseEdinburgh
Scott MonumentEdinburgh
Scottish National Gallery of Modern ArtEdinburgh
Scottish National Portrait GalleryEdinburgh
Scottish Parliament, TheEdinburgh
Scottish Storytelling CentreEdinburgh
ScottishTelecom World of CommunicationsEdinburgh
Seafari AdventuresSouth Queensferry
St Giles' CathedralEdinburgh
St Mary's CathedralEdinburgh
Stand Comedy Club, TheEdinburgh
SuntrapEdinburgh
Tollark and GarnhallCastlecary
Tower Amusement CentreEdinburgh
Witchery ToursEdinburgh
Writers' Museum, TheEdinburgh

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