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Linlithgow Canal Centre

Door open days

14 September 2019 (1.30pm - 4.30pm)

15 September 2019 (1.30pm - 4.30pm)

West Lothian

Canal Basin

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.

A visit to Linlithgow Canal Centre (Category C Listed) recalls the heyday of the Union waterway (Edinburgh-Falkirk), when it was not yet challenged by the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway (1842). The Canal Centre is a simple vernacular building, originally two stables at the east end and two cottages at the west end, and is an important surviving part of the infrastructure of Scotland's last major canal.



Key Information

Architect: Probably Hugh Baird, Canal Engineer

Building Date: 1820s

The Canal Centre will be running its usual boat trips along the canal in the afternoon from 1.30pm together with self-drive dinghy hire. Neither the boat trips nor the dinghy hire are part of Doors Open Days - there is a charge, with tickets purchased from the Canal Museum.

  • Linlithgow Canal Centre
  • Manse Road Basin
  • Linlithgow
  • EH49 6AJ