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Carriden House is ideally situated for visiting Edinburgh and the Lothians. The nearby historic towns of Bo'ness, Linlithgow and South Queensferry offer numerous attractions for visitors.

Bo'ness Hippodrome Bo'ness Hippodrome
Beautiful art deco cinema in Bo'ness newly renovated and fitted with the latest projection and sound equipment. Daily screenings (except Tuesdays).
The Kelpies The Kelpies & Helix Park
Marvel at the 30-metre high Clydesdale horse head sculptures, the Kelpies, situtated within the 340 hectare Helix Park in Falkirk.
Bo'ness Motor Museum Bo'ness Motor Museum
A must for James Bond fans! Small, private collection of classic James Bond 007 cars and other film and tv props and memorabilia. Plus children's soft play area.
Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway
All aboard! Travel on a steam train! Events held throughout the year including 'Thomas the Tank Engine' weekends.
Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival
Thrilling, high-speed action! See historic cars and motorcycles tackle the famous hill climb track at Kinneil Estate. Next event 5th-6th September 2015.
Kinneil House & Estate Kinneil House & Estate
Explore the grounds of the historic home of the Dukes of Hamilton. There is an excellent little museum housed in the 17th century stable block.
Blackness Castle Blackness Castle
This 15th century stronghold on the Firth of Forth has served as an artillery fortress, state prison and, more recently, as a film location for Hamlet and Ivanhoe.
Linlithgow Palace Linlithgow Palace
Lochside ruin of the 15th century Royal Palace best known as the birthplace of James V and Mary, Queen of Scots.
Linlithgow Canal Centre Linlithgow Canal Centre
Cruise along the Union Canal on a narrowboat! Boat trips depart every weekend from Easter until the first week in October with two boats from 2pm.
Linlithgow Story Museum Linlithgow Story Museum
Learn about Linlithgow’s rich heritage. Behind the house is a peaceful garden. The museum is situated just 250 metres west of Linlithgow Cross.
Kingsfield Golf Centre Kingsfield Golf Centre
Driving range with new 9 hole golf course, specialist bunker and short game practice area, family putting green and Tea Caddy café.
Forth Bridge The Forth Bridge
The Forth Bridge, opened in 1890, is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth. It is still regarded as an engineering marvel.
Deep Sea World Deep Sea World
Scotland's national aquarium features a 112m long underwater tunnel and is home to one of Europe's largest collections of sand tiger sharks.
Hopetoun House Hopetoun House
Scotland's finest stately home, designed by Sir William Bruce and later extended by William Adam. Set in over 100 acres of magnificent parkland.
The Falkirk Wheel The Falkirk Wheel
The world's first and only rotating boat lift - an exceptional feat of modern engineering. Advance booking of boat trips is highly recommended.
Callendar House & Park Callendar House & Park
Restored to it's former Georgian glory Callendar House is now a heritage centre with a fully working Kitchen, Printers, General Store and Clockmaker's workshop.
The Pineapple The Pineapple
A stone pineapple built in 1761 as the centre piece of the Earl of Dunmore’s walled garden. 16 acre garden, pond and woodland (there are no amenities on site).
Polmonthill Ski Centre Polmonthill Ski Centre
A floodlit 100m artificial ski slope and a 15m beginner’s slope. Qualified instructors offer tuition no matter your level of experience.
Edinburgh International Climbing Arena Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
The largest indoor climbing arena in the world and SkyRide, Europe's largest suspended aerial adventure course. Don't look down!

There are Tourist Information Centres in both Linlithgow and Bo'ness. They offer a good selection of leaflets and guides on attrractions in West Lothian, Falkirk and Edinburgh. A good source of information online can be found at the Visit West Lothian website.