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Almondell & Calderwood Country Park

Almondell & Calderwood Country Park is tucked out of sight in the valley of the River Almond between Broxburn and East Calder, Almondell & Calderwood Country Park is probably the best kept secret in West Lothian!

Almondell & Calderwood Country Park

Based around two adjoining estates (Almondell and Calderwood) and with a history going back 340 million years to the time of the Carboniferous swamps, this area has much to offer its visitors.

Left undeveloped and unspoilt, Calderwood is a complete contrast to Almondell. This natural woodland, located on a plateau bounded by the Linhouse and Murieston Waters, is home to a wealth of wildlife. Roe deer, fox, heron and woodpecker all make their homes here, while the many oak and hazel trees provide food for the squirrels and wood mice. For this reason Calderwood has been designated a Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI).

Almondell History - Almondell History [1MB]

Community Heritage Trail -  Almondell Heritage Trail Leaflet [535KB]


Visitor Centre Opening times

Due to staffing shortage, the Visitor Centre reception and shop area will be closed on the following dates. We apologise for any inconvenience caused -  Almondell Visitor Centre Closure [104KB]

Almondell & Calderwood is open throughout the year and admission is free.

Visitor Centre  
Summer: 01/04/2024 - 29/09/20249am - 5pm                   
Winter: 28/10/2024 - 30/03/202510am - 4pm

Please note, Almondell Visitor Centre closes for lunch between 12.30-13.00.

The Visitor Centre and public toilets are closed on the 25 December and 26 December and 1 and 2 January.

Accessibility Guide

Tariffs and Contact Details

Tariffs

Contact - Telephone: 01506 882254

Emailalmondell&calderwood@westlothian.gov.uk


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Updates on the Almondell Historic Wall & Heritage Project
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Almondell & Calderwood Country Park caters for a wide range of leisure and recreational activities.
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BBQ hire, room hire & exhibition room hire.
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A team of volunteers who regularly help out
Almondell & Calderwood location and parking