Linlithgow to South Queensferry

Linlithgow to South Queensferry

Linlithgow to South Queensferry
Leaving Linlithgow you travel through some wonderfully rural countryside. The Fisherrow walk gives you superb views and was used by wives of fishermen travelling between Bo'ness and Linlithgow to sell their catches. If you fancy cruising the route, try hiring an electric bike in Linlithgow before journeying on. Bo'ness itself is a delightful town with an architectural mix that ranges from 16th-century housing to the Hippodrome Cinema from the 1920s. Look out for steam railway and bird-watching opportunities by the shore. Further on you journey through the large, beautifully managed Hopetoun House Estate before reaching the southern end of the Forth's road and rail bridges at South Queensferry. The town also boasts a harbour and numerous fine restaurants.

Path Quality

Mainly quiet roads and tracks.

There are several public toilets in Linlithgow: at the rail station, Sainsbury's, Homebase, the Vennel and the Water Yett, one in Blackness at the Square and three in Bo'ness at Tesco, Provost Road and East Pier bus station.

Overview

Key things to note about this route section.

Distance
14 miles, 23 km
Average time to complete
7 hours' walking, 3 hours' cycling
Essentials

Route works and diversion

Path improvements will be taking place in Kinneil woods, Bo'ness over the weeks of 10th April 2016 to 15th May 2016.  Please follow local diversion signs where necessary.

Points of interest

VisitScotland Information Centre (seasonal)
Scotland's national tourism operator's centre.
Queensferry Museum
Queensferry museum helps visitors to explore the past and traditions of historic Queensferry and neighbouring Dalmeny.
Linlithgow Town Centre
Discover the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. This idyllic town offers visitors the perfect blend of old and new with an array of wonderful sights, events, shopping and dining.
Linlithgow Railway Station
Linlithgow Palace and Loch
Linlithgow Palace was the birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. Its magnificent ruins are set in a park beside a loch which is rich in wildlife.
Linlithgow Canal Centre
Canal Cruises to Avon Aqueduct, Linlithgow Boat Trips, Tearoom, Canal Museum, Charters and Self-Drive Canal Boat Hire. Open from Easter until the end of September.
Linlithgow Burgh Halls
A stunning building with a dedicated art gallery, offering a cafe with garden, visitor information, events, classes, elegant spaces for hire and much more.
Kinneil Museum
Kinneil Museum is located in the 17th-century stable block of Kinneil House, and acts as an interpretive centre for Kinneil Estate. The exhibition '2,000 Years of History' tells the story of the park from Roman times to the present day.
Kinneil House
Historic Home of the Dukes of Hamilton, the house dates back to the 15th and 16th centuries. It's open on selected days throughout the year and guides from The Friends of Kinneil take people through the House and tell its fascinating story. Check with Kinneil Museum for information on the next open days.
Kinneil Foreshore Local Nature Reserve
Great mixed woodland walks with an opportunity to visit Kinneil House, a 15th-century tower house.
Kinneil Brew Hoose
The brewery is behind the Corbie Inn at Corbiehall in Bo'ness West Lothian. The bottled beers are now available on line through The Real Ale Warehouse.
House of the Binns
Home of the Dalyell family since 1612, this house reveals their lives and interests through the centuries. The Estate is open all year but the House is open from 1st June-30th September.
Hopetoun House
Visit Hopetoun and discover a place of beauty, tranquility and architectural magnificence dating from the 17th century which sits in majestic grounds with nature trails and scenic walks. The Stables Tea-room serves magnificent lunches and refreshments.
Bridgeness Slab
Roman distance slab location.
Bo'ness Town Centre
Incredible range of historic buildings dating back to the 16th century, including the Hippodrome – Scotland's oldest purpose-built cinema.
Bo'ness Hippodrome
The Hippodrome is Scotland's oldest purpose-built cinema. Screening everything from blockbusters, to foreign cinema, indie gems, and classics, it also hosts the annual Hippodrome Festival of Silent Cinema in March each year.’
Bo'ness and Kinneil railway
Museum, Visitor Centre, Circular Walks, Historic Building and Wildlife Site.
Blackness Castle
A grand and imposing castle on the Forth. Visitor facilities include refreshments, toilets and interpretation.
Beecraigs Country Park
Large country park with fishery, walks, play area, animal attractions, restaurant, caravan and camping space, and best of all: free admission!
Annet House Museum & Gardens
Visit Annet House Museum on the town’s High Street to discover Linlithgow’s fascinating history. Open from 1st April until the end of October. Admission is free but donations are welcome.

Facilities

South Queensferry's selection of restaurants, cafes and take-away food.
Bo'ness' selection of restaurants, cafes and take-away food.

Accommodation

South Queensferry's Hotel and B&B Accommodation
Linlithgow's Hotel and B&B Accommodation
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