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Tel code: 01506 | code search
Postcode: EH48 | code search
Population: 15000
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Birthplace of:
Sir James Simpson
David Tennant

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Folk Customs:
The Braehead Basin
The Burry Man

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Cottage (The)
"had an awesome brekkie great to have freshly prepared food. waited about 20 mins but was worth the wait!!!

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Cottage (The)
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Westport Tavern
"Me and my wife had the most wonderful time the other night. We don't often get out much so this was a real treat!! I had fish fingers of the ..." More

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Bathgate is a historic industrial town in West Lothian in Scotland situated 18 miles south-west of Edinburgh on the slopes of the Bathgate Hills. Bathgate is well-known as the birthplace of Sir James Young Simpson (1811) the inventor of chloroform as an anaesthetic and in 1850 the worlds first paraffin refinery was developed here by Dr James ‘Paraffin’ Young (1811-83) Bathgate was awarded Burgh of Barony in 1661 although the origins date back to the 1100’s. A Royal Castle was built c1316 given as a dowry by Robert the Bruce to his daughter Marjorie on her marriage; a few ruins can be found on the local golf course. This popular tourist destination has a hotel and holiday accommodation, shops and a Sports and Fitness Centre with multi sports arena, indoor bowling, roller skating and a 9-hole golf course. The Bennie Museum opened in 1989 in the oldest row of cottages in the town and tells the story of Bathgate’s heritage and Ballencrieff Fishery is a fly fishery with trout angling and equipment hire. Cairnpapple Hill is a prehistoric ceremonial and burial site dating from 300-1400BC, standing approximately 1000 feet above sea-level it has spectacular views over east-central Scotland. Beecraigs Country Park is nestled high in the Bathgate Hills and the annual Highland Games are held in Meadow Park each May.


Barrie Scott & Co
G M Financial Services Ltd
Glendale Business Services


Cairnpapple Prehistoric Tombs


Premier Inn Livingston (Bathgate) *book online*

Care Home

Meadowvale Care Home


Dance - West Lothian Dance Academy
Yoga - Jenni Connaughton


Dreadnought Rock Ltd


Bathgate Smile Centre
Community Dental Service
George Street Dental Practice


Armadale Medical Group Practice
Blackburn Health Centre
Kingsgate Medical Centre
Simpson Medical Group

Estate Agent

Caesar & Howie
Century 21
Kirkton Estates Ltd

Golf Club



Bathgate Car Boot

Pub and Bar

Coopers Bar
Glenwmavis Taverns
Green Tree Tavern
Livery Lounge
Masons Arms
Railway Tavern
Royal Bar
Westport Tavern


Cottage (The)
India Cottage


Seafield Infant School
Whitdale Primary School
Windyknowe Primary School


Bathgate Family Law Practice

Gable & Co


Atlas Radio Cars
Central Cars
Lothian Radio Cars


Riverside Vet


Blazing Blooms
Alex Speedie Butchers
Mill Garden Centre
Ridgeview Nursery
R D Rintoul
Whitburn Bird & Aquatic Centre
James White
Jones & Hoyland
Organic World (Scotland) Ltd
Hallmark Cards
Silver Thistle Beads

Places to Stay near Bathgate

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Premier Inn Livingston (Bathgate) (1.44 miles)

Located within easy reach of the M8, only 25 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh, 30 minutes to the centre of Glasgow and 25 minutes to Stirling. It's perfect for both business and leisure guests. ... More | visit website
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Osprey Guest House (2.15 miles)

Osprey Guest House
Osprey guest house provide single, double & twin rooms...All rooms at Osprey have shared communal bathroom facilities. Osprey guest house is set right in the heart of Blackburn, Susan Boyle Village. McArthur Glen designer outlet, ... More | visit website
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Belsyde Country House (3.71 miles)

Belsyde Country House

Located between Edinburgh & Glasgow and sitting in it's own romantic, peaceful and secluded grounds in rolling countryside, it commands outstanding views northwards over the Forth Estuary to the Ochil Hills and Highlands. Nearby is ... More | visit website

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Premier Inn Livingston (M8, Jct3) (4.62 miles)

Conveniently located for Livingston North train station. For shops and local amenities Livingston town centre is only 2 miles away. Our Livingston (M8, Jct3) Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in every room ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Livingston (4.93 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Houstoun House (5.11 miles)

Houstoun House

A Warm Welcome to the Macdonald Houstoun House, Edinburgh West .
Set within 20 acres of mature woodlands, the hotel comprises a 16th Century tower house and steading. Retaining its original character and offering exclusivity and ... More | visit website

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The Wheelhouse (5.23 miles)

The Wheelhouse

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Nestled at the end of a secluded, private track and overlooking the beautiful River Avon, this lovingly restored former watermill provides the ultimate romantic hideaway. The sights ... More

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Star and Garter Hotel (5.52 miles)

Star and Garter Hotel

The Star and Garter Hotel, Linlithgow, where you haste to the welcome and prolong the goodbyes. The hotel is within walking distance of Mary Queen of Scots Birthplace, Linlithgow Palace, located at the eastern end ... More | visit website


Thornton (5.60 miles)

A real home from home
Thornton offers 2 cosy, comfortable bedrooms for guests: 1 twin & 1 double (both ensuite).
The rooms have hairdryer, TV, tea/coffee making facilities, and other thoughtful touches to make you feel ... More
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Bonsyde House Hotel (6.86 miles)

Bonsyde House Hotel

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The Bonsyde House Hotel is an elegant and historic Scottish country Hotel. Bonsyde House Hotel is a grade 2 listed building set on a hillside above the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow: birthplace ... More

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