Polkemmet Country Park

Parks & Gardens

Visitor Centre, Whitburn, West Lothian, EH47 0AD

    Polkemmet Country Park is a popular 68 hectare (168 acre) Visitor Attraction near Whitburn. One of three Country Parks in West Lothian - also visit Almondell & Calderwood Country Park near Broxburn and Beecraigs Country Park near Linlithgow.

    Polkemmet Country Park is located on the former private estate of the Baillie family, who lived on the site for over 300 years.  The old mansion house (since demolished) sat where the bowling green is today.  Polkemmet has a rich and varied history and offers beautiful woodland and riverside walks, picnic areas with seating and barbecue facilities (hireable).

    The giant aluminium 'horn', an art sculpture, is located in the Country Park and sits between the 4th golf green and the M8 motorway.  Golf is very popular in the Park and Polkemmet boasts a 9-hole course with an unusual 9th hole over the river, a 15-bay floodlit golf range and putting green.  Polkemmet is also a Club Golf location, providing children with the opportunity to experience golf through a structured programme supporting early development as golfers.

    The Park's Visitor Centre, housed in the old stable complex, offers a warm welcome, information, snacks and refreshments and is also home to The Scottish Owl Centre.  Enjoy your morning coffee or lunch at the Courtyard Café  and browse the Bushcraft shop.

    The Park, and particularly the ancient policy woodlands, are a wildlife haven.  Roe deer, fox, heron, water voles, bats and badgers all make their home here.  The many Oak and Scots Pine trees provide food and shelter for the birds and squirrels.  There is also an orienteering course set-up in the Park if you want to test your map reading skills.

    The Countryside Ranger Service helps to manage natural areas and wildlife, and can arrange talks, school visits, give advice on general countryside matters and runs a full programme of events every year.

    Polkemmet's sister Parks are Almondell & Calderwood Country Park near Broxburn and Beecraigs Country Park near Linlithgow.

    3 Visitor Attraction
    Opening Times
    Open All Year
    2016 Opening Times
    3 Jan 2016 - 31 Dec 2016

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


    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site Courtyard Café
    • Shop Small range of gifts, ice creams, confectionary and cold drinks in the Visitor Centre.
    • Tea & Coffee Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Gift Shop
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities Golf, driving range, bowling green, walks, BBQ hire.

    Payment Methods

    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • Electron
    • Maestro Card
    • Mastercard
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Cycle Rack
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • 24hr CCTV
    • Equipment Hire Golfing & bowls.
    • Level Access
    • Picnic Area


    • Town Location

    Special Requirements

    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Groups Welcome
    • Pets Allowed
    • Pets Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome

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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


    • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for visitors with limited mobility
      • Routes / pathways throughout the attraction suitable for wheelchair users
      • some routes
    • Clear signage throughout the attraction (e.g. colour contrasted, large lettering, use of pictograms etc.)

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • cafeteria


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

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

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