Doors Open Days West Lothian

Scotland's annual Doors Open Days festival gives you free access to lots of fascinating buildings across West Lothian! This year's event will be held on 14th & 15th September!

Doors Open Days West Lothian

About Doors Open Days West Lothian

Doors Open Days is Scotland’s largest free festival that celebrates heritage and the built environment. It offers free access to over a thousand venues across the country throughout September, every year.

The aim of Doors Open Days is to ensure that Scotland’s built heritage, new and old, is made accessible to people living and visiting the country on weekends in September.

It is coordinated nationally by the Scottish Civic Trust and is part of European Heritage Days along side Scottish Archaeology Month, coordinated by Archaeology Scotland (formerly known as the Council for Scottish Archaeology). Both are supported by Historic Environment Scotland.

Information about the national programme, including event listings, can be found at www.doorsopendays.org.uk.

2019 Programme Highlights

Brucefield Church of Scotland
This Category A Listed Building represents the best of post-war church design.

Duntarvie Castle
While the castle probably has early 12th century origins, the building in more-or-less its present form dates from the late 16th century.

Linlithgow Canal Centre
This is an opportunity to visit the Canal Museum, tearoom, yard and wharf, also the workshop of the Linlithgow Union Canal Society and the Mel Gray Education Centre.


While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Doors Open Days West Lothian are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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