Explore the Area

Day 1

  • 10:30 - Arrive at Hopetoun House

    Hopetoun House, a remarkable and beautiful stately home, is filled with magnificent collections and sits surrounded by breath-taking grounds with nature trails and scenic walks.

    (40 minute travel)
  • 12:30 - Arrive at Linlithgow Palace and Peel

    The majestic royal Palace of the Stewarts at Linlithgow is a magnificent ruin and visitors feel a sense of awe on entering its gates.

    (40 minute travel)
  • 13:30 - Lunch at the Mercure Livingston Hotel

    Relax in the Arts Brasserie and Bar over international cuisine and a full range of drinks.

    (10 minute travel)
  • 14:50 - Arrive at the Livingston Designer Outlet

    With over 70 famous name brands at up to 60% off every day you will discover a fantastic range of fashion, footwear, homeware and more.

    (1 minute walk)
  • 16:00 - Arrive at The Centre, Livingston

    The Centre offers an elegant and modern environment in which to shop, with over 155 shops you would expect in the high street.

    (20 minute travel)
  • 17:30 - Arrive and check-in at Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel

    Set in 22 acres of beautiful woodlands, Houstoun House is the perfect country retreat. Inside, 70 rooms blend luxury and character and the cosy Vaulted Bar in the cellar is the perfect spot for a drink.

  • 19:30 - Dinner in the Jeremy Wares Restaurant at Macdonald Houstoun House Hotel

    In the 16th Century tower, you'll enjoy award-winning cuisine at, Jeremy Wares at Houstoun House. It's the perfect setting to enjoy a menu featuring traditional Scottish food with a modern twist.


Day 2

  • 9.30 - Arrive at Rosslyn Chapel

    Founded in 1446, the Chapel took 40 years to complete and its ornate stonework and mysterious symbolism have inspired, attracted and intrigued artists and visitors ever since.

    (15 minute drive)
  • 11.15 - Arrive at Edinburgh Butterfly and Insect World

    Enjoy a visit to the world’s longest running indoor tropical butterfly world paradise with exotic butterflies flying free in jungle flora all year round.

    (15 minute drive)
  • 12.30 - Arrive at Newbattle Abbey/ lunch

    Originally a medieval Cistercian monastery, Newbattle Abbey has a 900-year history of welcoming royalty and privileged guests.

    (Travel 20 minutes)
  • 2.15 - Arrive at Crichton Castle

    Crichton Castle has been home to medieval lords and Renaissance noblemen. Its sturdy tower of the late 1300s stands by a sophisticated façade created 200 years later.

    (Travel 20 minutes)
  • 3.45 - Arrive at National Mining Museum Scotland/ coffee

    Marvel at the sheer size of the place, be astounded by the engineering brilliance behind all the machinery and retrace the footsteps and struggles of the thousands of miners and their families before them.

    (Travel 10 minutes)
  • 5.30 - Arrive and check-in at the Dalhousie Castle

Day 3

  • 10.00 - Arrive at Glenkinchie Distillery

    Your visit begins in our unique exhibition on the original malting floors, home to the renowned model distillery. To finish, you are welcomed into our bar for a tasting of Glenkinchie Single Malt Whisky.

    (30 minutes travel)
  • 11.30 - Arrive at the National Museum of Flight

    Head off on a journey of discovery at this former airfield and explore the history of aviation from the First World War to the present day. Tour our hangars and climb on board Scotland’s only Concorde.

    (15 minutes travel)
  • 13.00 - Arrive at Merryhatton

    Enjoy lunch in our restaurant overlooking the stunning East Lothian countryside and take time to browse in our gift shop.

    (30 minutes travel)
  • 14.30 - Choose between East Links Family Park

    East Links provides 20 acres of family fun including farm animals, a train ride and interactive activities to keep all ages amused.

    (30 minutes travel)
  • 16.00 - Arrive at the Scottish Seabird Centre

    In the 5 star Discovery Centre you can control live cameras to zoom in on the wildlife action on the world famous Bass Rock. Or why not take a boat trip and see the wildlife up close?

    (15 minutes travel)
  • 17.30 - Arrive at the Macdonald Marine Hotel and Spa

    Relax and unwind before dinner with a cocktail in the stylish Links Bar with views across the golf course towards Bass Rock, or by enjoying in a treatment in the spa.

  • 19.30 - Dinner in the Craigleith Restaurant in the hotel

    With 83 bedrooms in a stunning coastal setting and featuring 19th century Victorian architecture, the Marine serves award-winning food in the Craigleith Restaurant as well as private dining rooms.

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