Nearby is the historic burgh of Linlithgow, where Mary, Queen of Scots was born in the Palace in 1542. Activities such as golf, fishing and pony trekking are all available locally for visitors to enjoy. The House also makes the ideal base from which to explore the Central Belt of Scotland and beyond.
The Royal burgh of Linlithgow with its beautiful loch is only 1½ miles away. Here you can enjoy a relaxing stroll around the loch and view the historic Linlithgow Palace , birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. Situated in the grounds of the palace is St Michael's Church which is over 750 years old and is considered by many to be the finest parish church in Scotland. The story of the burgh of Linlithgow is told at the Linlithgow Story in the High Street. A day out in Linlithgow would not be complete without a visit to Linlithgow Canal Centre with its boat trips, museum and tea room. Keeping on the canal theme, a little further west is the Falkirk Wheel, part of the Millennium link project linking the Union canal with the Forth and Clyde canal.