Whichever way you reach Crosswoodhill (hopefully in something more robust than the plane above!) you'll love relaxing in this rural oasis between Edinburgh and Glasgow.Please use the maps below to pinpoint our location and to make plans for Days Out.

First, we display a Google map for your use.

For directions to Crosswoodhill, please click the Get Directions button on the map and enter your postcode when prompted.

And below, for those who find it easier to view, is a static map with a house icon at our location, just south of Livingston.

Well placed in West Lothian, on the north side of the Pentland Hills, Crosswoodhill Farm is the ideal holiday base for exploring large areas of scenic Scotland and its cities. Crosswoodhill is on the main A70, one mile west of the B7008 which links the A70 to the A71.

This map shows our location in relation to the cities and major airports of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Prestwick (Ayr) and the main A roads. It does not show B roads, many of which link important A roads. You may want to use Google maps for this level of detail.

How to reach Crosswoodhill:


Central accessible location in Scotland. Excellent road network closeby. Central Edinburgh 18 miles/29 kms. Glasgow 36 miles/58 kms

For most guests a car is essential as there is no public transport within 6 miles.

If you don’t have a car or are arriving off a plane or train, we recommend our local taxi hire: Real Radio Cars: 01506 433 or 01506 870707 website: http://www.realradiocars.co.uk/ and ask for a quote. Mention Crosswoodhill and you may get a discount.

For larger parties needing a minibus try another local firm: Salmonds. Phone 01501 770697 email: info@salmonds.com


Edinburgh Airport 15 miles/25 kms. - Glasgow Airport 45 miles/72 kms. Prestwick Airport (near Ayr) 54 miles/87 kms (Ryanair budget flights)


6 miles/9 km. drive to West Calder, with free, safe parking at the station, for Edinburgh or Glasgow. Alternatively drive 13 miles to Curriehill Train Station within Edinburgh city boundary to catch the same train but with a cheaper fare, into Edinburgh.

Click here for a rail timetable for the Edinburgh to Shotts line which offers frequent rail connections to Edinburgh, Glasgow and further afield.   Download the timetable on this link for Scotrail.

Directions to Crosswoodhill Farm for those driving here:

Click here to print off directions which will bring you to our front door.

To get an idea of mileage from your starting point and average driving times, we suggest you visit www.theaa.com, or www.rac.co.uk/route-planner  and use their enhanced route planner   Alternatively www.multimap.com    Crosswoodhill is not recognised as a destination, and typing in West Calder is misleading (it is 6 miles north on the A71 whereas Crosswoodhill is on the A70). We therefore suggest you use our postcode EH55 8LP as a destination or arrival point.

Crosswoodhill, as mentioned, is on the main A70, one mile west of the B7008 which links the A70 to the A71. The A70 road is known locally as the Lang Whang, Scots for "long bootlace". Others call the A70 the Edinburgh - Lanark Road. Compared to most A roads it is a quiet road except for a few hours daily at commuter times. The trees in front of Crosswoodhill Farmhouse act as a good visual and sound screen.  Guests in Orlege and the Wing are hardly aware of passing traffic, those in Steading Cottage slightly more so.  At Craigengar you can feel the silence. At Crosswoodhill you feel as though you are a million miles away from city sounds and buzz, but a 35 minute drive into the heart of Edinburgh will remind you of just how tranquil Crosswoodhill is in comparison.

Here is a map pinpointing the location of all 4 properties at Crosswoodhill.

Craigengar is less than 1 mile from the others, with a public road for about 1/3 mile and then a farm track.

The two maps of Scotland below help identify the areas, regions, towns and cities mentioned in our See & Do Pages within the menu.

The red dot on the map above marks the location of Crosswoodhill.

The red dot on the map above marks the location of Crosswoodhill.

And finally…

Not every little location in Scotland has a verse, still recited by locals, written about it. We do! Maybe back in the eighteenth century whoever penned it knew about unique selling points when it comes to marketing Crosswoodhill!

18th Century Verse

Flying to Scotland?

Direct flights to Scotland take between 2 and 3 hours from most European destinations and around 7 hours from the east coast of North America. Flights from Australia and New Zealand take between 14 and 22 hours. Low cost flights can save you driving time and money.

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About Us

4 Quality Self-Catering properties, sleeping 2 – 14, within easy reach of Edinburgh, Glasgow and Livingston. Welcoming holiday and short stay farm accommodation in West Lothian.

Contact Us

Crosswoodhill Holiday Farm Cottages

by West Calder
EH55 8LP
West Lothian

+44 (0)1501 785205

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