Welcome to Carriden House Falkirk Scotland

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Falkirk hotel Carriden House is our family run 3-star B&B near Linlithgow. The house lies in a quiet rural location overlooking the River Forth, only 25 minutes from Edinburgh and close to main road and rail links.

The house lies within 5 acres of gardens, with over 20 acres of mature woodland alongside the river. Carriden House is classified as a Category A listed building by Historic Scotland.

Carriden House Accommodation

We have spacious en-suite bedrooms available throughout the year. We have a selection of en-suite bedrooms available throughout the year. All have en-suite bath/shower, TV (DVD player available on request), wireless broadband access, fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, radio alarm, hairdryer, electric shaver point, heaters and extra blankets. Cots and highchairs are available on request.

We can accommodate those looking for single or double bedded rooms, twin or triple rooms (i.e. with 2 or 3 single beds) and family rooms (with a double and one or more single beds).

For the comfort and safety of our guests and to meet government legislation, all our rooms are strictly non-smoking. For your convenience we have irons and a trouser press available on request. It is usually possible to meet guests laundry requirements.

Guests can unwind in our tranquil drawing room and in winter relax beside the open log fire. Free wireless broadband access is available throughout the house. We have ample free parking.

Breakfast is served in our Morning Room between 8am and 9am (earlier breakfasts by arrangement).
A buffet of cereals, fresh fruit and yoghurts is offered for starters and is followed by a Traditional Scottish Breakfast (your selection from bacon, pork or vegetarian sausages, eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms) served to your table.

We are happy to cater for special diets if required, including vegetarian or gluten free. Please let us know your special requirements in advance. Breakfast is served from 8am - 9am (earlier on request).

All of our jams are homemade and we also make our own honey from our apiary in the garden. Carriden honey and beeswax furniture polish are available for our guests to purchase. At Carriden House we are keen to support local farmers and use locally grown produce whenever possible. We are also proud to support Fairtrade produce.

We hope to see you soon!

Check-in time: 1pm - 10pm
Check-out time: 10:30am

Payment is required during your stay either by:
. Credit card (all major credit cards except American Express)
. Cash (GBP only)

Garden & Woodland
Carriden House has a large garden where you can sit and relax in the peaceful surroundings. We have an outdoor play area with slide and swings which guests are welcome to use (for safety we recommend that children are supervised at all times).

You may also wish to explore the graveyard within the grounds of Carriden House, which dates back 750 years. So far no ghosts have been sighted!

If you are feeling more energetic you can explore the 20 acres of mature woodland that surround Carriden House. From the house you can walk down to the shore of the River Forth and join a cycle path that leads to Blackness Castle.

Weddings at Carriden House
Holding wedding ceremonies and receptions, in a historic castle or country house is becoming increasingly popular. We are delighted to help those who would like to celebrate their special occasion in the peaceful setting of Carriden House.

Carriden House is, we think, a stunning setting for a wedding. But we are biased, because it is our family home! We are anxious that those looking for a venue for their wedding or reception understand that Carriden House is an authentic Scottish family house with a homely atmosphere, and not a plush Country House Hotel.

The house lies well off the main road; about 1/2 mile along a farm track that at times accommodates a spectacular variety of pot-holes and puddles! Many people find all this to be attractive and to contribute to the charm of the place.

If you are not such a person, we would politely suggest that you look elsewhere! If you are unsure, we would be delighted to show you around.

Function Rooms
Depending on your requirements, you can make use of our Drawing Room (about 14.5 m x 5.3 m (46 ft x 17 ft)), or Morning Room (6.2 m x 5.2 m (20 ft x 17 ft)). Or the two rooms may be used together by opening the double doors on either side of the spacious Reception Hall.

For a sit-down meal, the Morning Room can very comfortably accommodate 30, or the Drawing Room 50. During the summer, you could have a marquee on the lawn.

Catering & Other Services
You can either make all catering arrangements yourself, or we can usually suggest local companies who can cater for anything from a light snack to a full banquet. Please bear in mind that caterers can be fully booked months in advance at some times of the year.

We can also recommend local car hire companies, photographers, florists, bands etc. Our recommendations and any help we provide with booking are undertaken in good faith, but we can take no responsibility for external suppliers.

The Wedding Ceremony
If you would like to have your Wedding at Carriden House, we will do our best to meet your requirements, whatever they may be. Some couples already know whom they would like to officiate at their marriage. If not, we can put you in touch with the Minister of Carriden Parish Church (Church of Scotland), who is able to conduct the ceremony, subject to his availability.

In addition to the Minister's fee, we make a small additional charge for any wedding conducted at Carriden House. This is passed as a donation to Carriden Church. We are also approved by Falkirk Council as a venue for civil weddings.

Carriden House is ideally situated for visiting Edinburgh and the Lothians. The nearby historic towns of Bo'ness, Linlithgow and South Queensferry offer numerous attractions for visitors.

Bo'ness Hippodrome
Beautiful art deco cinema in Bo'ness newly renovated and re-opened in 2009 with the latest projection and sound equipment. Daily screenings (except Tuesdays).

Bo'ness Motor Museum
A must for James Bond fans! Small, private collection of classic James Bond 007 cars and other film and tv props and memorabilia. Plus children's soft play area.

Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway
All aboard! Travel on a steam train to the Birkhill Fireclay Mine. Events held throughout the year including 'Thomas the Tank Engine' weekends.

Birkhill Fireclay Mine
Find out how fireclay was mined on an underground tour of the old workings. (The steep steps down to the mine are unsuitable for those with mobility problems.)

Bo'ness Hill Climb Revival
Thrilling, high-speed action! See historic cars and motorcycles tackle the famous hill climb track at Kinneil Estate.

Kinneil House & Estate
Explore the grounds of the historic home of the Dukes of Hamilton. There is an excellent little museum housed in the 17th century stable block.

Blackness Castle
This 15th century stronghold on the Firth of Forth has served as an artillery fortress, state prison and, more recently, as a film location for Hamlet and Ivanhoe.

Linlithgow Palace
Lochside ruin of the 15th century Royal Palace best known as the birthplace of James V and Mary, Queen of Scots.

Linlithgow Canal Centre
Cruise along the Union Canal on a narrowboat! Boat trips depart every weekend from Easter until the first week in October with two boats from 2pm.

Linlithgow Story Museum
Learn about Linlithgow’s rich heritage. Behind the house is a peaceful garden. Also features the ‘James Doohan Memorial Exhibition’. Beam me up, Scotty!

Kingsfield Golf Centre
Driving range with new 9 hole golf course, specialist bunker and short game practice area, family putting green and Tea Caddy café.

The Forth Bridge
The Forth Bridge, opened in 1890, is a cantilever railway bridge over the Firth of Forth. It is still regarded as an engineering marvel.

Deep Sea World
Scotland's national aquarium features a 112m long underwater tunnel and is home to one of Europe's largest collections of sand tiger sharks.

Hopetoun House
Scotland's finest stately home, designed by Sir William Bruce and later extended by William Adam. Set in over 100 acres of magnificent parkland.

The Falkirk Wheel
The world's first and only rotating boat lift - an exceptional feat of modern engineering. Advance booking of boat trips is highly recommended.

Callendar House & Park
Restored to it's former Georgian glory Callendar House is now a heritage centre with a fully working Kitchen, Printers, General Store and Clockmaker's workshop.

The Pineapple
A stone pineapple built in 1761 as the centre piece of the Earl of Dunmore’s walled garden. 16 acre garden, pond and woodland (there are no amenities on site).

Polmonthill Ski Centre
A floodlit 100m artificial ski slope and a 15m beginner’s slope. Qualified instructors offer tuition no matter your level of experience.

Edinburgh International Climbing Arena
The largest indoor climbing arena in the world and SkyRide, Europe's largest suspended aerial adventure course. Don't look down!

There are Tourist Information Centres in both Linlithgow and Bo'ness. They offer a good selection of leaflets and guides on attractions in West Lothian, Falkirk and Edinburgh.

Eating out in Linlithgow & Bo'ness
You will find plenty places to eat in the local area with something to suit all tastes and budgets. We are very happy to make a reservation on your behalf if you provide us with all the details.

Carriden House is located in the heart of Scotland's central belt, just 25 minutes from Edinburgh and 40 minutes from Glasgow in light traffic. We are just 5 minutes away from Junction 3 of the M9. The house lies off the main road, about 1/2 mile along a farm track.

From Edinburgh Airport:
. Take A8 westbound and follow signs for M9 (towards Stirling)
. Join M9 at Newbridge roundabout. Exit at Junction 3 (for Bo'ness and Linlithgow)
. Turn right onto A904 (towards Bo'ness) and follow the road for 1.5 miles
. Turn right opposite bus shelter into Carriden Brae (signposted towards Bo'ness Steam Railway)
. The third turning on right is farm track beside stone cottage. Take this and follow for 700 yards
. Carriden House is the fourth property on left (there is a sign on the gate)

Email Carriden House enquiries & reservations: bookscotland@madbookings.com