Union Canal

Union Canal

Union Canal

Follow the Union Canal from Edinburgh Quay, over aqueducts, through tunnels and past tranquil scenery till you link with the Forth & Clyde Canal at the Falkirk Wheel. It's 32 miles along the Union Canal from Edinburgh Quay in the heart of the capital to the Falkirk Wheel, where a massive piece of modern engineering will lift boats into the Forth & Clyde Canal.

Points of interest

River Avon Heritage Trail
The River Avon Heritage Trail takes in the disused Westfield Viaduct, Muiravonside Country Park and visitor centre, the Avon Aqueduct and the railway viaduct that carries the main Edinburgh to Glasgow line, where the trail ends.
Polmont Railway Station
Muiravonside Country Park
Muiravonside Country Park is two miles south of Grangemouth and covers 170 acres of woodland and parkland. It's free and open all-year-round. There's a lot to do with nature trails, picnic sites and play areas throughout the Park.
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 Museum
Home to a restored statue of Mary Queen of Scots plus interactive exhibitions for all ages, the museum is open 6 days a week.
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 and more.
Beecraigs Country Park
Large country park with fishery, walks, play area, animal attractions, restaurant, caravan and camping space, and best of all: free admission!
Avon Aqueduct
Scotland's largest aqueduct carries the Union Canal over the River Avon. Enjoy the view from this 200-year-old engineering marvel.

Facilities

THE BIKE & SKI CLINIC
01324 718700
Linlithgow's selection of restaurants, cafes and take-away food.

Accommodation

Strawberry Bank House B&B

01506 848372

PREMIER INN

0870 1977098

Palace View Guest House

07896 278128

MACDONALD INCHYRA HOTEL & SPA

01324 711911

LOCH HOUSE CARAVAN PARK AND CAMP SITE

01506 842144

LISMORE HOUSE B&B

01324 720929

Linlithgow's Hotel and B&B Accommodation
Heart of Scotland Glamping

01324 711011

Glenavon House B&B

01506 847088

CRAIGS SELF-CATERING LODGES

07734 833988

BELSYDE HOUSE/FARM

01506 842098

BEECRAIGS CARAVAN AND CAMPING SITE

01506 844516