Rail, Bus or Cycle
On the train mainline from Edinburgh to Glasgow, fast trains about 15 mins journey from Ed every half hour. Also about 10 mins from Falkirk
Regular bus services from Edinburgh/Falkirk also.
The Union Canal runs above Linlithgow, with the towpath offering easy and attractive cycling, again from Edinburgh or Falkirk. On the Falkirk side is the Avon aqueduct, one of those Victorian marvels. This can also be traversed on a walk to/from Polmont railway station.
The picture is a view from the aqueduct to the viaduct, about 2 miles west of Linlithgow.