Bangour Village Hospital

West Lothian | Dechmont | Abandoned hospital | ★★

[Bangour Village Hospital spreads over a huge 960 acre site]

Ever woken up one day and felt like visiting an vast, abandoned psychiatric hospital? Head to Bangour Village Hospital, which has lain derelict since 2004. Up to over 3,000 patients lived here at any one time, and the site is correspondingly massive; 960 acres takes a long time to explore fully. Especially striking are everyday items in amidst dystopic surroundings: rusting bus stops, a huge church, and dozens of derelict villas which used to house patients. Smaller details are equally chilling: faded signposts in NHS hospital fonts, or the scrawling red graffiti on one of the villas: "My mum put me here!"

[Genuine graffiti or not, it's chilling enough...]

Location & info

📌 Bangour Village Hospital ★★
Off the A89 1 mi west of Dechmont, G.R.: NT 031708 ///steer.fussy.films
Always open | Free

💬 Park at the old entrance to the campus on the A89 at G.R.: NT 033705 ///ground.handicaps.ruins. From here, walk down the access road to reach the hospital's heart. Access was unrestricted on foot when we visited, but development plans are constantly put forward for the site, so this may change suddenly. You can't access the building's crumbling interiors, and security guards may stop you if you try.

[Danger! Keep out!]

>> Little bit like this: Almond Castle


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