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BEST WESTERN Hilcroft Hotel

East Main Street, Whitburn, Livingston, West Lothian, EH47 0JU

Ratings & Awards

3 stars Hotel inspected by the Tourist Board (Visit Scotland) for level of service and facilities. (Reflected in the number of stars awarded)
Bronze CSR award from Green Tourism.

Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (80 spaces)
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • No Lift
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

Hotel Information

Please note the hotel have two free electric vehicle charging points, subject to availability.

Get in touch

08445 76 76 76
*local rate

near the BEST WESTERN Hilcroft Hotel, Livingston

The Falkirk Wheel

The world's first rotating boat lift, The Falkirk Wheel is truly an engineering masterpiece. Part sculpture, part canal lock, the wheel takes the same amount of power as eight boiling kettles to sweep canal boats gracefully round.

Available : Daily

National Home & Design Show

The National Home & Design Show at Ingliston's Royal Highland Centre recognises the best quality products in the home interiors market. Companies from all over the UK exhibit and showcase their latest products and services.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Scottish Home Improvement & Self Build Show

The Scottish Home Improvement & Self Build Show at Ingliston's Royal Highland Centre outside Edinburgh. One of the largest self build, renovation and home improvement shows in Scotland, over 100 companies display their innovations and run workshops and seminars.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

New Lanark Visitor Centre

UNESCO World Heritage Site New Lanark is something of a living museum. The former industrial community, famous for its utopian socialist ideal, is now home to around 250 residents and a Visitor Centre that details the village's fascinating history.

Available : Daily


Test your mettle on the Tornado or the underslung Tsunami or enjoy something a little less hair-raising at M&D's, Scotland's theme park. Located outside of Glasgow, each ride is charged separately but unlimited wristbands are also available.

Available : Mar - Oct 2013 (annual)

Edinburgh International Harp Festival

The clarsach (small harp) was widespread among the peoples of Scotland, Ireland and Wales long before the bagpipes. Since 1982, the Clarsach Society has celebrated its heritage with the residential Edinburgh International Harp Festival at Merchiston Castle School.

Available : Mar - Apr 2013 (annual)

Fifi & Ally

The main branch of boutique-style department store Fifi & Ally is in Glasgow's Princes Square. Shop here for niche beauty and clothing brands as well as quirky homeware, then have afternoon tea in the Cupping Salon cafe.

Available : Daily

The Restaurant Bar & Grill

A private lift whisks visitors to The Restaurant Bar & Grill in Glasgow's city centre. Order a cocktail and watch the chefs at the rotisserie and wood oven. An Asian plate to share, Tuscan breads and Gloucester Old Spot sausages and mash reflect the menu's eclecticism.

Available : Daily

Six Nations Championship: Scotland

Sixty-seven thousand fans pack into Murrayfield for Scotland's Six Nations rugby union matches. Following antipodean excitement of the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand, Scotland in 2012 welcome England and France to Edinburgh.

Available : Feb 2013 (various dates)

Edinburgh Gunners Rugby RaboDirect PRO12 Season

Rugby Union side Edinburgh Gunners welcome RaboDirect PRO12 teams to the Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh for the 2011/2012 season. Matches are generally played on Friday evenings - with some weekend and Boxing Day fixtures.

Available : Sep 2012 - May 2013; Mon, Fri, Sat, and Sun only (annual)

Dean Gallery

The Dean Gallery was opened in 1999 to complement the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, which stands opposite, and to house the latter's collection of Dada and Surrealist art and work by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. A converted orphan hospital built in the 1830s, it is yet another of the Scottish National Galleries' lavish and prestigious museums, and an Edinburgh art "must-see".

Available : Daily

Canny Man's

Located in the genteel suburb of Morningside, Canny Man's is worth the journey out of town. A quaint pub with bric-a-brac covering every available surface, it serves hundreds of varieties of Danish open sandwich made with top quality ingredients such as topside of beef and lobster.

Available : Daily

Stirling Highland Games

Although a relative youngster among its fellow Highland gatherings - it was first held in 1985 - the Stirling Games has gone from strength to strength and now attracts well over 5000 spectators from all over the globe to the Bannockburn Heritage Centre.

Available : Jul 2010 (annual)

Dean Village

The mansions of Dean Village, just north of the New Town, are from the 19th century, but the milling village dates back 700 years. Walk along the Water of Leith to see ivy-covered statues, quaint houses and the 17th-century baxters' building.

Available : Daily

Bannockburn Heritage Centre

The Bannockburn Heritage Centre celebrates Robert the Bruce's victory over Edward II's English armies at Bannockburn. Run by the National Trust for Scotland, it sits close to the actual battle site just south of Stirling.

Available : Daily


The Filmhouse on Lothian Rd is an Edinburgh institution. Along with blockbusters, the cinema programmes arthouse film, mini film festivals and the summer International Film Festival. There's also a good selection of DVDs for sale here.

Available : Daily

Edinburgh International Film Festival

The Edinburgh International Film Festival remains firmly at the centre of the UK film industry. Despite its advanced years, the festival - now starting in June - consistently showcases cutting-edge work and attracts the biggest names in the business.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Dead by Dawn Horror Film Festival

Quite literally a horrifying fixture at Edinburgh Filmhouse since 1993 (bar a break in 2010) Adele Hartley's Dead by Dawn Festival, was Britain's first film festival devoted to horror. Gorge on gore for four days of non-stop terror, blood and screams.

Available : Mar 2013 (annual)

Castle Terrace Farmers' Market

The Saturday Farmers' Market is below Castle Rock. Over 70 stalls sell local organic produce, breads and meats. Bag a jar of Scottish honey, chutney or cheese, and lunch on gourmet sausages and home-baked goodies.

Available : Sat only

Edinburgh Farmers' Market

Edinburgh Farmers' Market offers organic and locally produced delights every Saturday. From Wild Boar burgers to Black Isle Ale the market has a great variety and if it's a dreich (dismal) day Stoats' whisky porridge will keep you toasty.

Available : Sat only


Edinburgh's beautiful people gather to eat and drink at Oloroso. The roof terrace, which provides views of the castle on one side and the Firth of Forth and Fife on the other, is a particularly special place to sip a cocktail.

Available : Daily

Concrete Wardrobe

Original Scottish-designed gifts are for sale at Concrete Wardrobe in the New Town. Browse accessories made from Shetland wool and cashmere, funky jewellery, and other hand-crafted goods by Scottish designers.

Available : Daily

Edinburgh International Magic Festival

Edinburgh International Magic Festival materialises in the city in July with master-classes as well as traditional shows. Organisers, local magician and husband-and-wife team Kevin McMahon and Svetlana Shevchenko, promise a festival for the general public rather than an exclusive magic circle.

Available : Jun - Jul 2013 (annual)

Edinburgh's Ceilidh Culture

A vibrant celebration of traditional arts, Edinburgh's Ceilidh Culture Festival shows off local and international talent at a variety of venues. Contemporary folk artists perform dance, song, music and storytelling, which remain a vital part of Scottish culture.

Available : Mar - Apr 2013 (annual)

Edinburgh Art Festival

Part of Edinburgh's festival mix since 2004, the Edinburgh Art Festival now brings cutting-edge visual art to the city every summer. Despite its young age its reach is great, with new commissions and exhibitions across the city's galleries.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Edinburgh International Tango Festival

Argentine passion and flair come to Edinburgh during the International Tango Festival, first held in 2008. Attendees can watch and learn from some of the best dancers in the world and also burn up the dance floor at the Spring Ball.

Available : May - Jun 2013 (various dates)

The Edge Festival

Fighting rock music's corner in the oversubscribed Edinburgh festival market is The Edge Festival. It takes place in some of the city's best live music venues, including the HMV Picture House, the Playhouse, Corn Exchange, Queen's Hall and Cabaret Voltaire.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Swamp Soccer World Championships

If you think mud and sweat make  a good weekend then mark the Swamp Soccer World Cup in your diary. Teams of six broach the mud for 24 minutes to compete for the ultimate prize, held in 2012 close to Inverness Airport.

Available : Jun 2013 (annual)

Edinburgh Festival of Music, Speech and Dance

Amateur performers of all ages try to impress the judges at the Edinburgh Festival of Music, Speech and Dance. The festival culminates with the Final Concert (usually at The Queen's Hall) where the best soloists are accompanied by a full orchestra.

Available : Feb - Mar 2013 (annual)

Edinburgh Marathon Festival

The Edinburgh Marathon - Britain's second biggest - is the climax of a May festival weekend attracting 30,000 runners. There is also a half marathon, a team relay, 10km, 5km and junior runs through Scotland's historic capital.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Edinburgh Festival Fringe

While the official Edinburgh International Festival concentrates on what some like to call "the high arts", the famous Edinburgh Festival Fringe is more eclectic, developing out of a spontaneous, grass-roots response to the international high-flyers up the road.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Edinburgh International Science Festival

The Edinburgh International Science Festival attracts around 70,000 visitors for a variety of hands-on activities, workshops and shows for children, demonstrations, exhibitions, talks and tours, offering more than 200 events in 20 venues throughout the city.

Available : Mar - Apr 2013 (annual)

Samhuinn Festival

Edinburgh's Beltane Fire Society presents the Samhuinn Festival every Halloween. It's a spectacular procession of music, folk dance, physical theatre and fire illuminating the city.

Available : Oct 2013 (annual)

Edinburgh's Hogmanay

Bearing in mind the Scottish propensity for old-fashioned revelry, one would expect a few choruses of Auld Lang Syne on New Year's Eve. In this spirit Edinburgh hosts four days of festivities including processions, concerts and a world-famous street party.

Available : Dec 2013 - Jan 2014 (annual)

BUPA Great Edinburgh Run

Formerly the Capital City Challenge and a part of the BUPA Great Caledonian Run, the BUPA Great Edinburgh Run attracts several thousand runners each year.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Imaginate Festival

Edinburgh hosts the annual Imaginate Festival, Britain's biggest performing-arts festival for kids. Leading international children's theatre groups bring wonder, drama and excitement to theatres around the city in productions for kids from tots to teens.

Available : May 2013 (various dates)

Edinburgh International Festival

The Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) - now programmed by Jonathan Mills - is the original centerpiece of Edinburgh's hotbed of artistic excellence every August. Around it cluster the Fringe, Military Tattoo, Jazz and Blues, Book and Edge festivals.

Available : Aug - Sep 2013 (annual)

Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Every year the Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival presents top-quality performers in venues around the city. Founded in 1978 when jazz guitarist Mike Hart booked a weekend of bands, it is now the longest-running jazz festival in the country.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Edinburgh International Book Festival is one of the biggest literary festivals in the English-speaking world. Each year it welcomes some 700 writers to Charlotte Square Gardens to appear in 750 events in just 17 days.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Alistir Wood Tait

A 30-year-old institution in New Town, Alistir Wood Tait's jewellery store specialises in Scottish gems and designs, as well as antiques. Splash out on cuff-links made from Highland gold nuggets, a plaid pin or a silver quaich (double-handled bowl for drinking whisky).

Available : Daily; not Mon or Sun

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BEST WESTERN Hilcroft Hotel
East Main Street
West Lothian
EH47 0JU

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