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Unlock The Secrets of Bo’ness

Bo’ ness is a beautiful town on the banks of the river Forth, steeped in history and folklore, where a warm welcome awaits you.

Compact, yet packed with activities and places of interest, the town is easy to get around and nothing is too far away, you’ll never be bored in Bo’ness. You’ll enjoy quiet walks with the dog or alternatively there’s a huge choice of sporting activities.

Popular local attractions include recently refurbished Hippodrome, Scotland’s first operational cinema, which hosts a silent film festival in March, and showcases all the latest films. Take a look at the Barony theatre or board a steam train on the Bo’ness and Kinneil railway and visit the Scottish Railway Exhibition.

Explore Kinneil House and Estate, where James Watt lived and developed the steam engine that changed the course of history. A short walk along the foreshore takes you through the nature reserve. Kinneil plays a part in the towns Roman week celebrations and hosts the famous Bo’ness Hill Climb Revival held in September. We also have a motor museum which houses a private collection of famous vehicles such as James Bond’s car and props from films and TV series.

Our lovely Victorian town centre is packed full of small independent traditional shops, such as: a bespoke quality jewellers, pet shop, cake shop’s, florists, gift shops, butchers, shabby chic furniture shop, polish delicatessen, baby wear, award winning book shop, and many more unique businesses providing friendly individual service, perfect for finding something special. You’ll love to explore the shops in North Street, South Street, Market Street and the rest of the town centre. The Town also hosts a mix of big events, such as the Victorian Street Fair, Scotland’s biggest, which is held the last Sunday of the month, the Bo’ ness Children’s Fair, also the biggest in Scotland, craft& charity markets, and Christmas Light switch on’ s, including the Aviemore reindeer. (check local press for details)

Our Café culture and local restaurants are popular with locals and visitors from out of town, making the journey to sample the delights of places such as the local Town Bistro, with its homemade quality food, and friendly welcome is a must for gourmets. Horns, Mathew Steel building, is a café and take away by day but turns in a lively music hub for local talent to showcase their music in the evening.

We also have the Corbie Inn, a real ale pub which hosts the annual comedy festival and real ale festival, a popular destination, other cafés such as Brian’s open at 6am and you’ll always get good wholesome food and a friendly welcome there, the Ivy tearoom full of nostalgia takes you back in time to the Victorian era, the food is delightful. All these shops use other local businesses to stock their kitchens. We also have the Richmond Park hotel, which has recently been refurbished and now is an ideal place for weddings, parties and an overnight stay in town. For the curry lovers we have Chinese and Indian restaurants, in fact we have something for all palates.

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