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Bomains Farm is set in beautiful countryside, between the towns of Bo’ness and Linlithgow in central Scotland. Here are some of the attractions on our doorstep – as well as great things to see and do nearby. Click the titles for more information.

Need directions to Bo’mains Farm? You’ll find these – and a map – here.

BO’NESS

Steam train on Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway.
The Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway in action.
Hippodrome Cinema, Bo'ness
Hippodrome Cinema, Bo’ness – the oldest purpose-built cinema in Scotland.
  • Bo’ness Town Hall– B-listed building hosting weddings, parties and arts events.
  • Bridgeness Slab replica– replica of a large distance tablet, created by the Romans as part of the creation of the Antonine Wall. Off Harbour Road.
  • Kinneil House, Museum and Estate – A-listed House, set in beautiful parkland. Estate features the ruins of a medieval church, a cottage used by James Watt and the remnants of a Roman fortlet, as well as a museum.
  • West Lothian Golf Club – a short walk from Bo’mains. An 18-hole course. Clubhouse boasts restaurant open to non-members.
Kinneil House, Bo'ness
Kinneil House, Bo’ness – open on selected days throughout the year. There is a free museum in the grounds.

For more on Bo’ness attractions visit www.unlockboness.com. You can also download this map and check out area attractions on www.visitfalkirk.com

LINLITHGOW

Linlithgow Cross and Burgh Halls at night.
The Burgh Halls and the historic heart of Linlithgow.
  • Burgh Halls – Linlithgow’s “town hall”, featuring art gallery, café and event/meeting spaces.
  • Linlithgow Palace – birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots. Surrounded by the famous Loch. The Palace has been used in “Oulander” and other TV and film productions.
  • Linlithgow Museum – free museum within the former County Buildings. The complex also hosts Linlithgow Library.
  • Linlithgow Union Canal Centre – running regular boat trips along this picturesque waterway.
  • St Michael’s Church – considered one of the finest parish churches in Scotland.
  • Public art – a number of interesting statues are located around Linlithgow, including an imposing version of the “Black Bitch” the town’s civic insignia.
Linlithgow Palace and Loch
Linlithgow Palace. birthplace of Mary, Queen of Scots – flanked by St. Michael’s Church.

Find out more about Linlithgow and its attractions on  the MyLinlithgow site and on www.visitwestlothian.co.uk

Both towns also have great town centres, packed with independent shops, cafes and restaurants. The Linlithgow BID and Love Bo’ness Facebook pages feature regular updates.

NEARBY

The Kelpies sculptures
The Kelpies, the world’s largest equine sculptures, at the Helix Park on the outskirts of Falkirk and Grangemouth.
  • Beecraigs Country Park – just above Linlithgow. Free attraction, offering wonderful woodland walks.
  • Kingsfield – state-of-the-art driving range near Linlithgow.
  • Hopetoun House – one of the UK’s best stately homes. Look out for special events.
  • House of the Binns – for centuries this impressive house has been home to the Dalyell family (including the late MP, Tam Dalyell.)
  • Blackness Castle – imposing edifice, dating back to the 15th century. Used in the TV series “Outlander”.
Blackness Castle
Blackness Castle, a few miles east of Bo’ness.
  • Culross – a charming coastal village (also used in “Outlander”). Culross is home to historic buildings and cafes/restaurants. The village is in Fife, right across the Forth from Bo’ness and is easily reached via the Kincardine Bridge or Queensferry Crossing.
  • Dunfermline – close to Culross and once the capital of Scotland. Visit the Palace and Abbey and other historical attractions.
  • The Helix Park – home to the Kelpies, the world’s largest equine sculptures. Between Falkirk and Grangemouth.
  • Falkirk Wheel – the world’s only rotating boat lift. The site boasts a café and attractions for children.
  • Callendar House – another mansion, now a museum, set in leafy park, on the outskirts of Falkirk. Used in “Outlander”.
Callendar House, Falkirk
Callendar House, Falkirk – boasting a free museum and a lovely cafe/tearoom.
Forth Bridge, South Queensferry
The Forth Rail Bridge, South Queensferry

There are also the Edinburgh Festivals, the Military Tattoo and other events to enjoy.

Check out the Edinburgh.org site, as well as VisitFalkirk, VisitWestlothian and VisitScotland for ideas and inspiration.

The John Muir Way goes through the Linlithgow and Bo’ness areas (Bo’mains is just off the trail). Discover the route and attractions on the John Muir Way website.

Edinburgh Castle from Princes Street Gardens.
Historic Edinburgh Castle is just a short drive or train ride away from Bo’mains.
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