Visit Bathgate and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Bathgate, West Lothian. Now and for some time a prominent industrial town in the eastern centre of Scotland's industrial belt, Bathgate's history reaches further back. It was made a burgh of barony in 1663, and its first fortunes were founded on weaving. In the mid-l9th century, Dr James Young set up a refinery at Whitehead nearby and first made paraffin for commercial use. These ventures were sustained by the coal-mining in the district; an iron foundry followed the paraffin works.
At Bathgate, in 1811, was born Sir James Y. Simpson, who invented the use of chloroform as an anaesthetic.
Nearby towns: Airdrie, Linlithgow, Livingston, Shotts, Whitburn
Nearby villages: Addiewell, Armadale, Avonbridge, Blackburn, Blackridge, Bridgend, California, Dechmont, Harthill, Longridge, Maddiston, Polbeth, Seafield, Shieldhill, Standburn, Stoneyburn, Torphichen, Uphall, West Calder, Westfield, Westfield, Westfield, Whitecross
Have you decided to visit Bathgate or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Bathgate bed and breakfast (a Bathgate B&B or Bathgate b and b)
- a Bathgate guesthouse
- a Bathgate hotel (or motel)
- a Bathgate self-catering establishment, or
- other Bathgate accommodation