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.
- The Antonine Wall– Roman frontier ran from Bo’ness across central Scotland. Some Roman sites remain.
- Barony Theatre – 120-seat theatre just a short walk or drive from Bo’mains.
- Bo’ness and Kinneil Railway – heritage steam railway, running tourist services from Bo’ness Station.
- Museum of Scottish Railways – at Bo’ness Station. Packed with old engines and rail memorabilia.
- Bo’ness Motor Museum – private museum featuring cars used in James Bond and other movies.
- Bo’ness Hippodrome – the oldest purpose-built cinema in Scotland, restored and re-opened in 2009.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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”.
- 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”.
- Stirling Castle – one of the largest and most important castles in Scotland.
- The National Wallace Monument – site near Stirling, remembering the Braveheart Scottish hero, William Wallace.
- Palace of Holyroodhouse – the Queen’s official residence in Scotland, located at the foot of the Royal Mile in Edinburgh.
- The Scottish Parliament – home to the devolved assembly of Scotland. Next to Holyroodhouse.
- Royal Yatch Britannia – the former royal ship, now open to tourists and berthed at Leith.
- South Queensferry – home to the Forth Rail Bridge, the Road Bridge and the new Queensferry Crossing.
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.