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Boness and Kinneil Railway

"what are we doing today?"

Only 40 minutes from Glasgow and Edinburgh, you can climb aboard a wonderfully restored carriage and enjoy a scenic five mile journey to Manuel.

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.

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. See Scotland's only Royal Saloon coach, learn why the fish van has a sloping floor, come face to face with a mechanical horse and much more.

"i'm hungry"

Bo'ness Station Buffet serves a range of refreshments from teas, coffees and cakes to snacks and full meals. There is a picnic area at Bo'ness Station.

"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. any top tips?

There is no station yet at Manuel, so you have to stay on the train while the locomotive runs from one end of the train to the other before taking you back to Bo'ness.

The train spends 15 minutes at Manuel and during this time you can watch the trains go past on the busy main line. A good place to eat your sandwiches!

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Boness and Kinneil Railway
Bo'ness Station
Union Street
EH51 9AQ
Telephone: 01506 825855
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Admission: 2013 Prices:
Return train fare:
Adult ã9, Concession ã8
Child (5-15 years) ã5
Family tickets available
No charge for children under 5 years old on standard operating days
  Opening Times: 2013 Opening Times:
Weekends April to October.
Museum open 7 days April to October

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