The 251m peak of Arthur’s Seat stands out against the skyline from almost anywhere in Edinburgh. The summit is a fairly easy walk and offers great panoramic views of the city, making it popular with walkers and tourists. It is home to three small lochs and St Anthony’s chapel, an ancient ruin perched on the north slope.
Almondell and Calderwood Country Park
Incorporating the former private estates of Almondell and Calderwood, as well as the Oakbank former shale bing, this country park offers barbecue sites, guided walks by park rangers and a visitor centre, as well as encompassing some areas that have been left deliberately undeveloped to encourage wildlife.
Almond Valley Heritage Centre
The Mill Farm is the focal point in this child-friendly Livingston attraction, with many varieties of livestock on site. There is also a narrow-gauge railway that extends out into the countryside, a rural farming museum, an indoor play area, a working water mill and a tea room.