Visit West Linton and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
West Linton, Scottish Borders, is a parish and village on the Lyne Water 15 miles South South West of Edinburgh and 14 miles North West of Peebles.
At one time it was a burgh of regality and had sheep markets four times a year, subsequently transferred to Lanark. According to tradition, stone-carving was introduced here by masons who had been employed building Drochil Castle, the stone being obtained from Deepsykehead quarries on the moor outside the town. At any rate, Linton carvers became the chief gravestone-carvers of the county. There is a stone figure erected over the village well representing the wife of James Gifford, known as Laird Gifford, a mason and stone carver who flourished about 1666. The story goes that the figure was originally surrounded by her four children, and that a fifth child, born after the group was completed, was added standing on the mother's head. All the children have long since disappeared.
Nearby cities: Edinburgh
Nearby towns: Biggar, Peebles, Penicuik
Nearby villages: Auchendinny, Auchengray, Bilston, Bonnyrigg, Broughton, Cardrona, Cobbinshaw, Dolphinton, East Calder, Eddleston, Elsrickle, Hillend, Howgate, Kirknewton, Kirknewton, Lasswade, Leadburn, Loanhead, Milton Bridge, Newbigging, Nine Mile Burn, Polbeth, Quothquan, Rosewell, Roslin, Seafield, Silverburn, Tarbrax, West Calder, Woolfords
Have you decided to visit West Linton or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a West Linton bed and breakfast (a West Linton B&B or West Linton b and b)
- a West Linton guesthouse
- a West Linton hotel (or motel)
- a West Linton self-catering establishment, or
- other West Linton accommodation