Best Western have 3 hotels in Lothian
Book a hotel in Lothian with Best Western to experience one of Scotland's most important and diverse counties. Lothian is known as the 'garden of Scotland' due to its tranquil woodlands, rolling hills and endless greenery. Best Western has eight hotels spread around the region, all within easy distance of both the sea and the rich surrounding countryside.
Town and city breaks in Lothian
Edinburgh is the principal city of Lothian as well as the capital of Scotland. It is a city known throughout the world for its culture and beauty, as well as for hosting Britain's most important comedy festival, the Fringe Festival, every year. Due to their charm, beauty and historical importance, the city's Old and New Town areas have been designated as World Heritage Sites. Edinburgh is also well known for its powerful castle, perched on top an ancient volcano crag, as well as 900-year-old St Giles' Cathedral, the primary place of worship in the city. When thinking of booking a Lothian hotel, Edinburgh will also offer some of the best places to stay in the whole of Scotland, there are, of course, many other delightful short break destinations. The new and vibrant West Lothian town of Livingston (a post-World War Two settlement) is Lothian's most populous area after Edinburgh and is equipped to the hilt with shopping and leisure facilities, as well as top-quality, local places to eat and drink. Other interesting places to visit in Lothian include the towns of Bathgate, Linlithgow, Broxburn, Armadale and Dunbar.
Holidays in the Lothian countryside
You should certainly try some of the peaceful scenic walks in the Pentland Hills south of Edinburgh and there are even a number of guided tours. There's a wide choice of picturesque views of the region, whether you book a Best Western hotel in Lothian countryside, or closer to the rugged coast. The region is a good area for walking and investigating the charming local wildlife. Lothian is also a popular golfing destination and has many courses. For those looking for something bit more challenging, there is a mountain bike trail in Beecraigs Country Park, West Lothian, whereas a holiday in the east of the county should always include a walk along the Lammermuir Hills or the wild coastline. Fans of the author Dan Brown, should have a look around the 15th-century Rosslyn Chapel, used in the conclusion of his monumental bestseller, The Da Vinci Code.
Coastal holidays in Lothian
North Berwick is renowned for its sandy beaches and the coastal town of Musselburgh boasts the oldest golf course in the world. It also, incidentally, is home to the world's largest single colony of gannets. Dunbar, in East Lothian, is a historically important seaside town with a settlement dating back to several-thousand years BC. The town has become famous for its "bracing air" and it holds an annual pipe-band competition every May. No matter where your hotel in Lothian is situated, you should certainly make time to thoroughly investigate the beautiful and magical Scottish coastline.
Attractions in Lothian
Edinburgh will offer something for all the family, whether it's visiting the castle or leaving your Lothian hotel to enjoy some of the city's many stylish shopping areas. However, many of the smaller villages and towns also have much to offer. Bathgate has a rich history which holds a pageant every year that celebrates the marriage between Marjorie, daughter of Robert the Bruce, and Walter Stewart. Linlithgow Palace and the public park surrounding it boasts to be the birthplace and early home of both James V and Mary Queen of Scots. Linlithgow is known for its many historical buildings, and St. Michael's Church is a very well-preserved example of a Scottish medieval religious structure. The town has several parks and there are multiple play areas for children. A traditional annual folk festival is also held here, suitable for all lovers of music, joviality and beer. You can feel like a rock star on a mothballed supersonic Concorde at the National Museum of Flight at East Fortune Airfield. At Our Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, visitors journey back to the Big Bang, crash into a volcano, wander through a rainforest and experience an earthquake. Book a Best Western hotel in Lothian to experience Scotland's county - the perfect destination for a short UK break.
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