Boness and Kinneil Railway | Day Out With The Kids

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Boness and Kinneil Railway

  • Boness
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Ages 0-8
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Attraction Information

On the 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 the 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 the 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 their 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!

Opening hours

Please see website for details


General Admission
All Ages from £6.00

Travel & Contact Information


Boness Station, Union Street, Boness, Edinburgh and Lothian, EH51 9AQ, Scotland

Phone number

01506 825855



Click here to visit Boness and Kinneil Railway's website.

FAQ & Additional Information

Yes, there is parking onsite.

Yes, there are toilets, accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

Yes, there are baby changing facilities.

Boness and Kinneil Railway has not told us if you can bring a picnic.

Yes, there is an onsite restaurant.

Yes, Boness and Kinneil Railway is wheelchair friendly and has accessible toilets.

Yes, Boness and Kinneil Railway have stated they are pushchair friendly.

Boness and Kinneil Railway has not told us if they are dog friendly.

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