Beecraigs Visitor Centre and Contact Information

Road signs will direct you to the Visitor Centre. Please park in either the large Hillhouse Car Park (path connects from this car park to the Visitor Centre) or smaller Visitor Centre Car Park on arrival (this car park can be full quickly on busy days).

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Country Park Re-open

Only the following services now remain closed - BBQ hire, room hire, Sutherland Building hire, Ranger Service events and activities.

To be able to reopen our services, we have introduced new procedures and changes in how our buildings/facilities can be used for the safety of both the public and staff. 

For example, numbers entering the Almondell & Calderwood Visitor Centre and the Beecraigs Visitor Centre Shop/Reception have been limited and a one-way system introduced.

Occupancy on the Beecraigs Caravan & Camping Site has been reduced and new, additional Terms & Conditions introduced. 

Please help us by following all advice on site. Carefully plan your trip to any of West Lothian's countryside locations, and help us by taking your litter home with you. Please ensure you continue to follow current NHS Inform and Scottish Government guidance.  If some locations are busy when you arrive, please consider visiting an alternative site that is less busy.

Opening Hours

Face coverings must be worn if you enter this building

Visitor Centre Reception


November to March: (28/10/19 - 29/03/20)Monday - Sunday 10am - 4pm 
Summer: (30/3/20 - 27/9/20)Monday - Sunday 9am - 7pm
October: (28/9/20 - 28/3/21)Monday - Sunday 9am - 5pm 

Telephone: 01506 284516


The Visitor Centre will be closed on the 25th/26th December and 1st/2nd January.

Hideaway Café

The Café at Beecraigs provides both a sit down (capacity of 36) and takeaway menu (100% of the menu is available in a gluten free option).  Picnic tables and seating are available for Park visitors outside the Visitor Centre. The Café can be contacted via Facebook (Hideaway Café Beecraigs) or call 01506 847111. 

Currently open daily 9am to 4pm but check their Facebook page for changes to their opening times.

About the Visitor Centre

West Lothian Council has converted the old Beecraigs Restaurant building into the Beecraigs Visitor Centre providing:

  • reception
  • facility bookings (including caravan & camping site, BBQs and Sutherland Building room hire),
  • visitor information
  • gift sales
  • ice cream sales, confectionary sales and cold vending drinks
  • public toilets (available during opening hours only)
  • staff office provision
  • outdoor seating 
  • and Hideaway Café

Free public wi-fi is available at the Visitor Centre and there is a public PC people can use. 


Limited parking is available adjacent to the Visitor Centre and visitors are asked to use the Hillhouse Car Park particularly on busy days.The Visitor Centre car park can get very busy quickly and provides disabled parking, being closer to the Visitor Centre for those with special requirements.

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