Explore Bo'ness and the Falkirk area

Picture of The Kelpies, Falkirk

From Roman remains to internationally acclaimed art, the Bo'ness and Falkirk area offers some of Scotland's best visitor attractions. Join us for HippFest and explore the area. Visit unlockboness.com, and VisitFalkirk to find out more.

The Richmond Park Hotel

The Richmond Park Hotel, Bo'ness offers special rates for Festival goers during the HippFest weekend. Tel: 01506 823 213

The Kelpies in Helix Park

The 5 star Helix Park has transformed 350 hectares into a brand new recreational green space and visitor attraction including a lagoon, cycle paths, wetlands, splash play area, kids adventure zone, accessible play area, trails and outdoor space.

The jewel within the park are the iconic Kelpies the worlds largest equine sculptures and provide a dramatic gateway to the canal entrance on the East of Scotland. Visitors can experience a tour inside a Kelpie and hear all about their origins.

The visitor centre provides a unique insight into the history of these sculptures and has a gift shop and café. The perfect place for a family day out.

The Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

Festival opening times: Trains will be running on Sat 23 an Sun 24 March (see website for timetable). The Station Buffet will be open 10:00 to 16:00.
Take a trip aboard our nostalgic steam and heritage diesel trains on their extended 10 mile round trip.

Bo'ness Station, Union Street, Bo'ness, EH51 9AQ. Tel: 01506 822 298

Share an adventure with your friends and family travelling by steam train and exploring Scotland's largest railway museum. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of old fashioned train travel.

Back at Bo'ness, visit the Museum of Scottish Railways and discover why the Fish Van has a sloping floor, come face-to-face with a mechanical horse and much more. You'll find homemade, locally-sourced produce in the Station Buffet and there’s a great Gift Shop both at Bo’ness Station.

The Railway has been used as a film location for a number of well know films and recently appeared in Series 1 of Outlander.

Callendar House and Park

Current exhibitions: Art in the Everyday - an exhibition by James McDonald RSW
A History of Falkirk in ten and a half objects

Visit this magnificent 14th century house and gallery, set against the stunning backdrop of Callendar Park, and a section of The Antonine Wall (a Unesco World Heritage Site).

Don't miss the Georgian kitchen with costumed interpreters and remember to visit the recently refurbished tea room. Recently appeared in Series 2 of Outlander.

The Falkirk Wheel

The Falkirk Wheel is the world's first and only rotating boatlift and a fantastic day out for all the family. Sail 35m through the sky between the Forth & Clyde and Union Canals.

The Wheel is great for a family day out with a Childrens Activity Zone, Mini Canal & Water Play Park, Water Activity Zone, Segway Tours, Cycle Hire, Water Zorbing, Canoeing, Boat trips and Woodland Walks which take in parts of the Antonine Wall a World Heritage Site and Roughcastle Roman Fort.

Blackness Castle

Situated on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth looking across to Fife, this 15th century castle, shaped like a ship, offers stunning views and impressive architecture.

More recently it appears in Series 1 & 2 of Outlander.

John Muir Way

This 134 mile walk, which stretches across Scotland's heartland and through the Falkirk area. Walk or cycle along the coastline of Bo'ness, explore the history of Linlithgow or pick up the trail at The Helix Park and The Falkirk Wheel.

Kinneil House and Museum

Saturday 23 March
House open for free tours NOON - 16:00
Last admission 15:30
Museum open daily except Tuesday 12:30 - 16:00

A rare opportunity to see this 16th century house's extraordinary Renaissance wall paintings, hear its fascinating story and maybe even meet the resident ghost! A compilation of short Bo'ness Fair films are on view in the museum with a range of displays on local history.

Kinneil house is a historic house, open on selected days, surrounded by parkland which includes remains of a Roman fortlet and the Antonine Wall.

From Roman soldiers to inventors, Kinneil Museum is the starting point for an exploration into the colourful history of the Kinneil Estate.

Kinneil Museum is located in the 17th century stable block of Kinneil House and acts as an interpretative centre for Kinneil Estate.

The Bo'ness Motor Museum

Deal: 2 for 1 for Festival ticket holders.

Bridgeness Road, Bo'ness. Tel: 01506 827007
Classic cars and memorabilia including famous film cars: James Bond, Harry Potter, 51st State and more. Open Mon-Sun 10am to 4pm.

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Last updated: 05 February 2019 at 08:59