Bo'ness Heritage Trail

Explore the hidden treasures of bonnie Bo’ness with our suggested itinerary, perfect for an overnight break in Bo’ness or for exploring further afield, possibly, from your holiday accommodation within the Falkirk area.  

Day One

  • Have lunch in the station café (if pre-booked this can be served on the train)
  • Drive to Kinneil Museum and Estate, a few minutes drive from Bo’ness railway. Enjoy the walks around the Estate to see the Roman Fortlet and peruse the exhibitions in the museum (check website for opening dates and times).
  • En route to Bo’ness Motor Museum, stop off at the Bridgeness Slab on Harbour Road.  A replica of the largest Roman Legionary tablet found in Scotland, this monument gives an interesting insight into the Romans’ presence in Bo’ness. 
  • If you are feeling peckish, choose one of the pubs or restaurants in Bo’ness town centre for a bite to eat then pop along to the 100 year old Bo’ness Hippodrome (www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org/venues/hippodrome), Scotland’s first purpose built cinema, which screens a mix of latest releases, golden oldies and contemporary films.    

Day Two

  • Drive back to Bo’ness to visit Kinneil Brew Hoose and The Corbie Inn (www.corbieinn.co.uk), a micro brewery attached to a bar/restaurant.  View the brewery and sample some real ales and cask beers over a spot of lunch before your journey home.
  • Alternatively, for walkers, this is your chance to explore a section of the recently opened John Muir Way which links the east and west coasts of Scotland (See www.johnmuirway.org, Linlithgow to South Queensferry section).  From Blackness, the John Muir trail follows the water’s edge to Bo’ness so if you’ve time, spend the afternoon walking and arrive at Kinneil Brew Hoose and Corbie Inn in time for afternoon tea.