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Boness and Kinneil Railway

Boness, Edinburgh and Lothian, Scotland

Attraction Information

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Suitable for ages: Babies and Toddlers (0-3) and Young Children (4-8)

Venue type: Indoor, Outdoor

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!


  • Wheelchair Friendly Wheelchair Friendly
  • Toilets Available Toilets Available
  • Baby Changing Available Baby Changing Available
  • Disabled Toilets Available Disabled Toilets Available
  • Parking Available On-site Parking Available On-site
  • Pushchair Friendly Pushchair Friendly

Getting There and Contact Information


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


Click here to visit Boness and Kinneil Railway's website
01506 825855

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Standard Opening Times and Pricing

Opening hours

Opening hours are subject to change. Please call the attraction directly to avoid disappointment.


From £6.00 upwards.

More Information

Eating information

Boness 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).


Toilets with baby changing facilities.

Gift shop

Toys and books for young fans of Thomas the Tank Engine. Posters, books, DVDs and railway souvenirs for all ages.

Baby food facilities

Bottle warmers and microwave available for customer use.


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