Perfect for a cottage holiday for those who want to stay around mid-way between the Scottish cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, Armadale in West Lothian offers ample facilities and plenty of Scottish charm. Armadale could be a fantastic base for discovering some of the best of central Scotland on a cottage holiday.
About Armadale for Cottage Holidays
Originally a farming town, Armadale offers plenty of shops, a leisure centre, pubs and two bowling clubs. For those who enjoy outdoor activities, there is plenty of unspoilt countryside to discover close to Armadale.
Best Things to See and Do on a Cottage Break in Armadale
• If you enjoy walking or cycling, head to Polkemmet Country Park close to Armadale. Other popular areas to enjoy the great outdoors are Hardwill Wood where you can look out over the Bathgate Hills and Black Moss. The expansive Pentland Hills Regional Park is also only half an hour’s drive from Armadale.
• For those who have never visited and for those who long to return, Glasgow and Edinburgh are fantastic cities which each have their own individual charm and character. Discover the friendly nature of the Glaswegians with a stay in Glasgow, the city’s industrial heritage and rich cultural attractions. Edinburgh with its elegant architecture, castle, royal buildings and historical attractions offers something completely different. Visit both to discover which city you like best. Edinburgh is just half an hour’s train ride from Armadale and Glasgow is just 40 minutes’ away by train.
• Another city in central Scotland well worth a visit is Stirling with its old town and fascinating historical castle (where there are absolutely awe-inspiring views over the surrounding countryside). Stirling is only around 30 minutes’ drive from Armadale.
Whether you opt to rent a townhouse or apartment within Armadale itself or a rural retreat or barn conversion in the surrounding countryside, we hope you have the best of times in this scenic and exciting part of West Lothian.
Whether you choose to book a holiday cottage in Armadale, an apartment, a lodge or another type of self-catering holiday accommodation, we hope you have your best holiday yet in West Lothian.