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

Unveiled in 2014, the iconic Kelpies' 'towering horse heads' are already a national landmark and provide a dramatic gateway to Scottish Canals. The surrounding Helix Park includes a lagoon, cycle paths and wetlands, and the newly opened visitor centre offers a complete menu of hot drinks and light meals. The perfect place for a family day out.

The Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway

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

The Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway is Scotland's largest railway museum based in a traditional station setting on the Firth of Forth. Learn more about the history of the rail industry and take a trip aboard nostalgic steam and heritage diesel trains on their extended 10 mile round trip.

Sold out Festival screenings have taken place on the platform at the railway at HippFest 2015 and 2016.

Callendar House and Park

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).

Current exhibitions: 'Clare Andrews: Deeds not Words' and 'Being Female'. Admission Free.

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, explore the water play park and mini-canal, undertake a Segway tour, or refuel in the visitor centre and café.

Blackness Castle

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

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 25 March
House open for Tours 10:00 – 12:00
Museum open Mon - Sat 12:30 – 16:00 | Admission free
Kinneil Estate, Bo'ness EH51 0PR

A rare opportunity to see this 15th 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 will be screening throughout the morning.

Bo'ness John Muir Way & Shoreline Walk

Sunday 26 March | 12:00 | Duration 1h approx | Free
With Step Forth | Starts at the Hippodrome | Distance: 1km approx. | Level terrain

Join Step Forth for a stroll in the fresh air and enjoy beautiful views to the North and East of Bo'ness. The walk will take in the John Muir Way, the shoreline path and the nature reserve, returning after one hour for the rest of the day's screenings.

Step Forth, developed in partnership with Paths for All, provides local health walks across the Falkirk Council area as well as longer evening walks at The Helix, Nordic walking, buggy walks and otago classes (fall prevention).

The Bo'ness Motor Museum

Bridgeness Rd. 01506 827007
Classic cars and memorabilia including famous film cars: James Bond, Harry Potter, 51st State and more. Open Mon-Sun 10am to 4pm.
Deal: 2 for 1 for Festival ticket holders.

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Last updated: 07 February 2017 at 11:09