Almondell & Calderwood Country Park

Parks & Gardens

Visitor Centre Almondell Country Park, Broxburn, West Lothian, EH52 5PE

    Almondell & Calderwood Country Park is a popular 88 hectare (220 acre) Visitor Attraction near Broxburn. One of three Country Parks in West Lothian - also visit Beecraigs Country Park near Linlithgow and Polkemmet Country Park near Whitburn.

    Almondell & Calderwood Country Park offers beautiful woodland and riverside walks, picnic areas with seating and a hireable barbecue facility.

    The Country Park has a varied and interesting history, stretching back 340 million years!  Its rich history blends neatly into the overall attraction of the Park.

    The Park's Visitor Centre offers a warm welcome, displays, gallery, information and a cosy conservatory where you can enjoy a cup of tea as you look out over the garden.  Adjacent to the Visitor Centre is the new play area for children.

    The Country Park and particularly Calderwood SSSI, is a wildlife haven.  Roe deer, fox, heron, otters and woodpeckers all make their home here.  The many Oak and Hazel trees provide food and shelter for the woodmice and squirrels.

    The Countryside Ranger Service help to manage our natural areas and wildlife, and can also arrange talks, school visits, summer events and give advice on general countryside matters.  Each year the Ranger Service runs a full programme of public events.

    The Park is open throughout the year and admission is free.  The Visitor Centre only closes on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, the 1st. and 2nd. January every year.

    Telephone the Visitor Centre for advice on where to explore, choice of car parks and their opening times. 

    It sister Parks are Beecraigs Country Park near Linlithgow and Polkemmet Country Park near Whitburn.

    4 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2015 Opening Times
    3 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015

    Visitor Centre is closed 25th & 26th December and 1st & 2nd January every year. Country Park remains open. Please contact the Visitor Centre for Seasonal Opening Times (summer & winter opening).


    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop Small range of gift items available, ice creams, confectionary, hot & cold vending drinks.

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • No credit cards accepted


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Cycle Rack
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • Public Parking Nearby


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Outdoor Play Area We now have a new outdoor play area next to the Visitor Centre.


    • Equipment Hire Room available for hire.
    • Level Access
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area


    • Rural Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pets Allowed
    • Pets Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Young People

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by 'plane:- From Edinburgh Airport, go onto A89 heading west. 1.5 kilometres past the Broxburn roundabout, take 1st left (Country Park is well signposted from here) and continue until car park is reached.


    Transport within Scotland

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities


    • Seating available throughout the attraction at appropriate intervals, for visitors with limited mobility
    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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