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Polkemmet Country Park - Things to Know Before Visiting

Whitburn, Bathgate EH47 0AD, UK

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About Polkemmet Country Park

A beautiful 68 hectare visitor attraction near Whitburn with woodland walks, play area, picnic & BBQ facilities, Visitor Centre, golf course, driving range, bowling green and home also to the Scottish Owl Centre. It is adjacent to the M8 motorway, 2 kilometres east of the "Heart of Scotland" services at Harthill. It was developed on the estate of Polkemmet House, a country house which was demolished in the 1960s.


Attractions Near Polkemmet Country Park

Blawhorn Moss
Blawhorn Moss5.02km from Polkemmet Country Park

Blawhorn Moss is a rare survivor of the raised and blanket peat bogs that once covered much of Scotland. It is the largest and least disturbed raised bog in the Lothians, and has been a National Nature Reserve since 1980. It is owned and managed by NatureScot, the public body responsible for Scotland's natural heritage.

Bennie Museum
Bennie Museum6.41km from Polkemmet Country Park

Bathgate's well established Bennie Museum is currently running a fascinating 'Museum of Childhood' exhibition, which depicts and shows aspects of life from the perspective of Bathgate's children from years gone by. This includes vintage toys, books and games. It wasopened in 1989 as a museum of Bathgate’s history and life.

Torphichen Preceptory Historic Scotland
Torphichen Preceptory Historic Scotland8.82km from Polkemmet Country Park

Torphichen Preceptory is an unusual remnant of a little known corner of Scottish history. It comprises the tower and the two transepts of the church associated with the Preceptory of the Knights Hospitaller of the Order of St John of Jerusalem. The Order maintained just two such establishments in Britain, the other being in London.

Hillend Loch
Hillend Loch9.13km from Polkemmet Country Park

Hillend Loch is an artificial lake, called a loch in Scots English, located to the east of Caldercruix in North Lanarkshire, Scotland. It is bordered on its south shore by the A89 road. The loch has a large catchment area in the hills which surround it and six feeder stream drain these hills and their moorland. It has a surface area of 345 acres and its surface is 650 feetabove sea level. The railway line between Airdrie and Bathgate runs along the southern shore of Hillend Loch

Cairnpapple Hill
Cairnpapple Hill9.29km from Polkemmet Country Park

Cairnpapple Hill is a hill with a dominating position in central lowland Scotland with views from coast to coast. It was used and re-used as a major ritual site over about 4000 years, and in its day would have been comparable to better known sites like the Standing Stones of Stenness. The summit lies 312 m above sea level, and is about 2 miles north of Bathgate. In the 19th century the site was completely concealed by trees, then in 1947–1948 excavations by Stuart Piggott found a series of ritua

Five Sisters Zoo
Five Sisters Zoo10.02km from Polkemmet Country Park

Five Sisters Zoo is a fun all year round great family day out with over 196 species of mammals birds & reptiles. There’s lion's, lemurs and lynx, bears, meerkats and monkeys, parrots and porcupines, bat earred foxes, bunnies, reindeers and raccoons to name but a few, all adding up to an exciting, educational and great value visit for all the family.

Where is Polkemmet Country Park

Discover More Attractions in West Lothian, Where Polkemmet Country Park Is Located

West Lothian
West Lothian
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West Lothian is one of the 32 council areas of Scotland, and was one of its historic counties. The county, which was known as Linlithgowshire,was bounded geographically by the Avon to the west and the Almond to the east. The modern council area occupies a larger area than the historic county.

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