Boness and Kinneil Railway
Telephone: 01506 825855
Boness and Kinneil Railway
Experience what it was like in the olden days on a scenic five mile return train trip to Manuel where you can get off and stretch your legs at our new platform.
There's an On Train Buffet where you can buy old fashioned sweeties and other treats and lots of new sights, sounds and smells to discover throughout your visit!
Make a stop at Kinneil Halt to explore the nature reserve and take a walk to Kinneil House, Museum and Estate and the remains of the Roman Antonine Wall.
Bring your picnic and stop off at Birkhill to enjoy the picturesque surroundings of this countryside station, a great way to stretch their little legs and keep kids from getting bored. Why not bring a frisbee?!
Follow our new Visitor Trail to the Museum of Scottish Railways, Scotland's largest railway museum, and see more of what happens around the site. Take a fantastic journey into the past and explore three large buildings filled with locomotives, carriages, wagons and other railway artefacts.
Also there are downloadable itinerary ideas on our website available through the link and also a Top 10 Things to do list to give you plenty of ideas how to make the most of your visit!
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It may be worth checking out Boness and Kinneil Railway's website to see if there are any special events or seasonal fun things to do that may be going on during the day.
We do strongly suggest you contact Boness and Kinneil Railway before you set off on your family day out, just to make sure they are open and to confirm admission prices, as there is nothing worse than disappointed kids in the back of your car after a long journey.
2016 Opening Times:
Passenger Trains run most weekends and school holidays from April to October with Santa Steam Trains and Hogmanay Special Trains in December.
Museum of Scottish Railways open 7 days a week 3 April to 1 November.
Bo'ness Station Buffet serves a range of homemade refreshments from teas, coffees and cakes to snacks and full meals using locally sourced produce. There is a picnic area at Bo'ness Station and food, including kids lunch boxes, can be bought from The Station Buffet to take away. There is an On Train Buffet serving snacks and old fashioned sweets as well as hot and cold soft drinks, wine and locally-brewed real ale. (please note The Station Buffet is only open when trains are running)
"Can I have one of those?"
Toys and books for young fans of Thomas the Tank Engine. Posters, books, DVDs and railway souvenirs for all ages.
"i need a wee"
Toilets with baby changing facilities.
and baby come too...
Bottle warmers and microwave available for customer use.
"are we there yet?"
From the west, leave the M9 at J5; from the east leave the M9 at J3. In both cases just follow the brown tourist signs to Bo'ness and the Railway.
A number of bus services run to Bo'ness. For details follow the links on our web site or call Traveline Scotland on 0870 608 2608. The nearest National Rail station is Linlithgow.
...got any top tips?
Why not order your food from The Station Buffet and take it on the train with you? Oh and don't forget your camera to take plenty of photos as you share an adventure with your friends and family!
Prices & Admission
Standard tickets which are valid all day are from:
Child (5 to 15) £6
Family (2+3) £28
Under 5s free
Other fares apply for special events.
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