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Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway

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This hidden gem, only 40 minutes drive from Glasgow and Edinburgh, is located in the historic town of Bo’ness. Our friendly staff will welcome you aboard one of our heritage steam or diesel-hauled trains and wish you a pleasant journey. The train...more
Bo'Ness Station Union Street, Bo'ness EH51 9AQ, Scotland
+44 1506 822298
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is well worth spending time on! We took the round trip from Bo'ness to Manuel and back. The train is very well maintained and affords a very interesting trip.

Thank William R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited today after having it on a Things To Do list for years. Really enjoyed it! For only £5 you get to have a look at some cool trains and learn some good stuff about the history of trains in Scotland. We didn't do the...More

Thank Aileen W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at the car park with my partner and our 13 month old daughter, just at the time one of the steam train were due to leave. The station master came over and asked if we would like him to hold the train back to...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 8 October 2018

There is nothing quite as wonderful as returning to a previous era where speed was not paramount and journeys were a combination of elegance and adventure..... brought back so many happy memories of travelling with my granny back in the day... fabulous...

Thank HIS88
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Went on the steam train for afternoon tea which was a very pleasant experience. Also took the grandchildren into the museum which was very interesting had a few activities for the children to do .

Thank Lawrence C
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

I can't recommend the Bo'ness and Kinneal Railway enough. We've been a few times now and this time went on one of their Thomas the Tank Engine days. Our 3 year old loves Thomas and loved seeing 'Thomas' in the flesh and getting to ride...More

1  Thank Matt C
Reviewed 7 September 2018

Took our three grandchildren here in July and they really enjoyed it. They also enjoyed the museum and were very happy doing the treasure hunt . Would definitely go back again as i think its well worth a visit.

Thank amk-10
Reviewed 24 August 2018

Great place to visit and see our past and have a journey behind a steam train. Nice countryside and lovely staff. Station has plenty to occupy people - shop cafe etc etc One moan tho is the coffee. - hellish but I will contact them...More

Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Super little trip one the train, wish we had more time as yo could leave at one of the little stations and visit the country park and manor house (previously owned by the duke of Hamilton) or have a picnic then rejoin the train. the...More

Thank Rittmr
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

The train journey was very scenic & not to busy. Catering facilities were adequate. The museum had an amazing number of exhibits and should not be missed.

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Helen S
25 October 2017|
Response from Derek f | Reviewed this property |
Not sure. There was as magician that I know, he was John Boyd, uses professional name Scott Lovatt and stays in South Queensferry.
Jackie L
17 June 2017|
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Response from Bonessrailway | Property representative |
Joyce is correct, the afternoon tea train leaves Bo'ness at 14.10, it's a return journey so it gets back to Bo'ness at 15.14. We look forward to seeing you soon, please remember pre-booking is essential for this.
Hilary M
26 July 2016|
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Response from Bonessrailway | Property representative |
Hi, yes we do offer Steam Footplate experiences, please contact our office on 01506 825855 and we can help you further. Kind regards Amanda Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway