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Population: 1880
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Kirknewton is a small village in West Lothian in Scotland situated to the west of the Pentland Hills 10 miles south-west of Edinburgh and three miles from Livingston. The village developed during the 19th century with oil-shale mining and quarrying although there is evidence of a settlement dating back to the Iron Age with forts on Kaimes Hill and Dalmahoy Hill. Surrounded by open farmland and rolling hills Kirknewton has the look of a rural village, it is a popular tourist destination and an ideal base for exploring Edinburgh and the Lothians. There are holiday accommodation including a camping and caravanning park, shops and stores, a village pub and chip shop. Historically interesting features include Kirknewton House dating from 1600 and an old Kirk yard with headstones dating back to the 1700ís and a burial enclosure dating back to 1662. During WW2 the RAF built a military base in Kirknewton, today the airfield is home to a gliding school. The village is close to Edinburgh Airport, attractions nearby include the Royal Highland Showground, the Union Canal which runs from Edinburgh to Falkirk with canal boat trips leaving from Linlithgow, the Almondell Country Park with river and woodland walks, abundant with wildlife, picnic and BBQ sites, and there are two major shopping centres in Livingston; The Almondvale Centre and The Livingston Designer Outlet.

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Highfield House (0.33 miles)

Highfield House
Highfield House, dating from 1730's, is situated on the edge of a village. The house is surrounded by its own lovely gardens of approx 2 acres which include an astroturf tennis court. Splendid views ... More | visit website
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Linwater Caravan Park (1.80 miles)

Linwater Caravan Park

Linwater Caravan Park is a peaceful, family run Park for touring caravans, motorhomes and tents, situated on open farmland just west of Edinburgh. You can enjoy all the delights of Scotland's capital city and then ... More | visit website

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Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club (2.16 miles)

Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel & Country Club
Set amongst 1,000 acres of beautiful parkland with two 18-hole golf courses, this elegant country hotel offers luxurious spa and leisure facilities and an award-winning restaurant. All of the spacious rooms at the Marriott Dalmahoy Hotel ... More | visit website
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Norton House Hotel (3.37 miles)

Norton House Hotel

Enjoy the best of both worlds when you arrive at this Victorian mansion. Set amidst 55 acres of secluded parkland and lush green lawns, Norton House is just a short journey from the historic ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Edinburgh Airport (3.66 miles)

Travelodge Edinburgh Airport
Travelodge Edinburgh Airport is located 8 miles from Edinburgh Waverley station, 3 miles from Edinburgh Airport, and places to visit nearby include the Queensferry Museum and Almondell Country Park. This non-smoking hotel features a Bar ... More | visit website
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Premier Inn Edinburgh Park (The Gyle) (3.82 miles)

Premier Inn Edinburgh Park (The Gyle)
An ideal airport location, this Premier Inn is 3 miles from Edinburgh Airport. The hotel boasts a Costa Coffee shop, Thyme Restaurant and Bar. Conveniently located adjacent to Edinburgh Park railway station. Our Edinburgh Park Premier ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Livingston (3.91 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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Heriot-Watt University (4.09 miles)

Heriot-Watt University

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Heriot-Watt University, welcomes visitors throughout the year, offering comfortable and affordable accommodation, in a beautiful parkland location on the edge of one of Europeís most exciting cities. There are 165 en-suite ... More

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Premier Inn Livingston (M8, Jct3) (4.52 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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Houstoun House (4.64 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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