EXPLORE THE AREA

EXPLORE THE AREA

 

From Roman remains to internationally acclaimed art, the Bo’ness and Falkirk area is home to a vast range of attractions including two of the world’s most unique: The Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies. In 2019 the area was named as the UK’s best walking neighbourhood meaning that it really is a great place to visit and stay. 

 Visit www.filmonforth.co.uk  for details of all the locations used in Film and TV in the Falkirk and West Lothian areas.

Visit www.unlockboness.com and www.visitfalkirk.com to find out more.

NEW for 2022Falkirk Distillery and Rosebank Distillery are both due to open this year – keep checking their websites for more details:

www.falkirkdistillery.com | www.rosebank.com

 

Bo’ness Motor Museum

Bridgeness Road. 01506 827007 
www.bonessmotormuseum.co.uk
Classic cars and memorabilia including famous film cars: James Bond, Harry Potter, 51st State and more.  Check website for opening hours.


Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway

Bo’ness Station, Union Street, Bo’ness EH51 9AQ. 
Tel: 01506 822298. www.bkrailway.co.uk

Platform Reels takes place at B&KR on Saturday 19 March. Soak up the atmosphere of this heritage railway platform and explore Scotland’s largest railway museum. Three large buildings full of wonders - from full-size locomotives to old-fashioned railway signs which once adorned the walls of busy stations, each with a story to tell. You can come back and travel by steam train (trains operate from early April 2022). Outlander Filming location (Season 1).

 
The Bridgeness Slab

Harbour Road, Bo’ness EH51 9LD.
A roman legionary distance marker stone was found in Bo’ness in 1868 – one of the best examples of its kind. Visit a replica of the slab that has been installed at Kinnigars Park in Bo’ness.

 

Kinneil House and Museum

www.kinneil.org

A historic house, open on selected days and surrounded by parkland and woodland. Kinneil Museum displays 2,000 years of history from Roman times to present day.

 

Blackness Castle

www.historic-scotland.gov.uk

This 15th-century castle offers stunning views of the Firth of Forth and its impressive architecture has given it the name of the ‘ship that never sailed’... The castle has been used as a film location for Outlander, Mary Queen of Scots, Outlaw King and many more. (You can now hire an e-bike in Bo’ness and cycle to Blackness whilst enjoying the views of the River Forth).

 

John Muir Way

www.johnmuirway.org

This 134-mile walk stretches across Scotland’s heartland and is ideal for walkers and cyclists of all abilities. It passes some of the area’s most iconic landmarks including Blackness Castle, Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway, Callendar House and many more.

  

The Kelpies in Helix Park

www.thehelix.co.uk

The world’s largest equine sculptures form a dramatic centrepiece in The Helix Park. Visitor centre, gift shop, café, kids adventure zone, accessible playpark, trails and guided tours of the Kelpies are available. Ideal for cycling, you can pre-book an e-bike at the Kelpies and cycle along the canal towpaths to the Falkirk Wheel.

 

The Falkirk Wheel

www.thefalkirkwheel.co.uk

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 Canal. Includes a children’s activity zone, mini canal & water play park, mini golf, water activity zone, segway tours, cycle hire, water zorbing, canoeing, boat trips, and woodland walks which take in some of the best remains of the Antonine Wall.

 

Callendar House

www.falkirkcommunitytrust.org

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). Plus Georgian kitchen and refurbished tea room. The House was used as a film location in season 2 of Outlander. Admission Free.

 

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