Livingston is a vibrant and well-connected town with attractive rural surrounds, located in the historic county of West Lothian. With a range of attractions in the close surrounding area, including picturesque country parks, sports centres, golf clubs, historic houses and even a zoo, residents of The Almond will delight in the abundance of nearby leisure pursuits.
Those who enjoy an active lifestyle are well-catered for, with numerous walking and cycling routes alongside the nearby River Almond, as well as the vast Edinburgh woodlands. Avid walkers may also be interested to know that there is a route along the Union Canal which reaches all the way towards Edinburgh.
The Almondell and Calderwood Country Park is an excellent visitor attraction, ideal for walking, picnicking, outdoor sports and wildlife spotting, not to mention the park’s hireable barbecue facility – ideal for the summer months.
For a day out with a difference, the unique Jupiter Artland is sculpture park and art gallery built inside 100 acres of meadow and woodland, nestled in the grounds of the 19th century Bonnington House. This stunning attraction is ripe for exploration, boasting sculptures, outdoor art works and exhibitions from some of the most revered names in contemporary art.
Closer to home, the popular Almond Valley Heritage Centre is within walking distance of the development promises an enchanting day out for visitors of all ages, with a historic working watermill, a museum, farm animal enclosures, train and tractor rides, and childrens’ play areas. For further adventure, residents of The Almond may enjoy a visit to Five Sisters Zoo, just a 5-minute drive away, and home to over 160 different animal species from around the world.
A number of gyms and leisure centres surround the development, which offer state-of-the-art fitness facilities to suit all abilities. These include Bannatyne Health Club within a 10-minute walk (3-minute drive) , as well as PureGym Livingston, Xercise4Less and Xcite Livingston, all of which can be reached within a short drive.