Explore Bo'ness and the Falkirk area
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,
to find out more.
The Richmond Park Hotel, Bo'ness offers special rates for Festival goers during the
HippFest weekend. Tel: 01506 823 213
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
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
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.
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 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.
Situated on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth looking across to Fife, this
15th century castle offers stunning views and impressive architecture.
This 134 mile walk, which stretches across Scotland's heartland and through the
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.
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.
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).
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.