Visit Broxburn and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Broxburn, West Lothian (3 miles East of Uphall). This manufacturing village in the shale-oil belt is on the Forth and Clyde Canal and is near the main Edinburgh—Glasgow road. Shale having suffered recession, nothing is left of this industry save the coloured “bings” or slag-heaps. However, the village has been revived by the incoming of a considerable number of new light industries.
At Kirkhill Farm, just West of the village, is an inscribed “solar stone”, erected as part of a solar system in the grounds of his house by the 11th Earl of Buchan, who founded the Society of Antiquaries in the 18th century.
Mentioning the Buchan family brings to mind the strange story of the pre-Reformation font in the Broxburn—Uphall parish church. This was ejected from the church at the Reformation, and was discovered by a local farmer, who used it as a watering-trough for his cattle. When he realized what it was (this was at the end of the 19th century), he gave the font to the then Countess of Buchan. She, being a devout Catholic, gave it to the new Catholic church that had come to the neighbourhood with the Irish immigrants and the flood of industry. The old pre-Reformatjon font, therefore, is now in use again, but in circumstances very different from the rural ones for which it was designed.
Nearby cities: Edinburgh
Nearby towns: Balerno, Currie, Linlithgow, Livingston, Queensferry
Nearby villages: Abercorn, Addiewell, Bathgate, Blackburn, Blackness, Bo ness, Breich, Bridgend, Charlestown, Corstorphine, Cramond, Cramond Bridge, Dalgety Bay, Dalmahoy, Dalmeny, Dechmont, East Calder, Ecclesmachan, Gogar, Inverkeithing, Juniper Green, Kirkliston, Kirknewton, Limekilns, Mid Calder, Newbridge, North Queensferry, Philpstoun, Polbeth, Port Edgar, Pumpherston, Ratho, Rosyth, Seafield, Sighthill, St. Davids, Stoneyburn, Torphichen, Turnhouse, Uphall, Uphall Station, West Calder, Whitecross, Winchburgh
Have you decided to visit Broxburn or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Broxburn bed and breakfast (a Broxburn B&B or Broxburn b and b)
- a Broxburn guesthouse
- a Broxburn hotel (or motel)
- a Broxburn self-catering establishment, or
- other Broxburn accommodation