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Tel code: 01506 | code search
Postcode: EH51 | code search
Population: 14000
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Bo’ness is a town in Scotland situated on the south bank of the Firth of Forth, 2 miles north of Linlithgow and 5 miles east of Falkirk. The town’s full name is ‘Borrowstounness’, meaning ‘Burgh town on the Ness’, ness being the promontory which the harbour was built c1400 to export the locally mined coal. Bo’ness received its burgh charter in 1668. A Roman settlement dates back to cAD142 with the remains of a fort in the Kinneil Estate and traces of the 37 mile Antonine Wall, built by the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius. Other historically interesting features include the Bo’ness Town Hall (1904), Bridgeness Tower; a former windmill and observatory and Kinneil House. With views across the Forth to Culross and the Ochil Hills, Bo’ness is a popular tourist destination with hotels and holiday accommodation, pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants. Attractions include the Kinneil Museum, the Bo’ness and Kinnell Railway steam trains operating to the Birkhill Fire Clay Mine, which offers guided tours of the underground workings and fossils dating back 300-million years, the Bo’ness Motor Museum with a collection of cars and motorcycles including the Lotus Esprit used in the Bond movie ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ it also has a bar and a children’s play corner and the West Lothian Golf Club with an 18-hole golf course set in parkland


Broome & Co
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Paterson & Co


Birkhill Fireclay Mine
Bo'ness and Kinneil Railway
Kinneil House


Dr Kinglass
Richmond Practice

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P H Young & Co
Stephens Solicitors & Estate Agents

Pub and Bar

Crosskeys Tavern
Crown Bar
Jaggy Thistle


Bo’ness Public Primary School
Kinneil Primary School


Stephens Solicitors


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Fourways Car & Taxi Service


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Hendry Opticians

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Bonsyde House Hotel (1.88 miles)

Bonsyde House Hotel

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The Bonsyde House Hotel is an elegant and historic Scottish country Hotel. Bonsyde House Hotel is a grade 2 listed building set on a hillside above the Royal Burgh of Linlithgow: birthplace ... More

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The Wheelhouse (2.74 miles)

The Wheelhouse

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Nestled at the end of a secluded, private track and overlooking the beautiful River Avon, this lovingly restored former watermill provides the ultimate romantic hideaway. The sights ... More

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Star and Garter Hotel (2.78 miles)

Star and Garter Hotel

The Star and Garter Hotel, Linlithgow, where you haste to the welcome and prolong the goodbyes. The hotel is within walking distance of Mary Queen of Scots Birthplace, Linlithgow Palace, located at the eastern end ... More | visit website

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Champany Inn (2.89 miles)

Champany Inn
Champany Inn, situated only 20 minutes west of Edinburgh, has become famous for its simple and honest approach to cooking. The restaurant menu boasts some of Scotland's finest produce, although renowned for our Aberdeen ... More | visit website

Thornton (2.95 miles)

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Thornton offers 2 cosy, comfortable bedrooms for guests: 1 twin & 1 double (both ensuite).
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Leapark Hotel (3.63 miles)

Leapark Hotel

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Ideally situated in the historic port of Grangemouth near to m9 motorway serving Edinburgh, Stirling and Glasgow. An excellent location for business travellers as well as being ideally situated as a ... More

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Inchyra Grange Hotel (3.74 miles)

Inchyra Grange Hotel
Each of the 98 luxurious bedrooms at The Four Star Macdonald Inchyra Hotel & Spa have been tastefully decorated and designed for relaxation or why not treat yourself to added luxury with an executive superior ... More | visit website
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Beancross Farm (4.28 miles)

Beancross Farm
The Beancross Restaurant And Hotel is located close to the centre of Falkirk, with easy access to the M9 for Edinburgh or Glasgow. Beancross provides free Wi-Fi and free parking.
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Premier Inn Falkirk East (4.33 miles)

Premier Inn Falkirk East
Beside the M9 and 2 miles east of Falkirk town centre, this Premier Inn offers comfort and convenience about 20 miles from Edinburgh. Premier Inn Falkirk East has free parking and an on-site Brewer's Fayre restaurant ... More | visit website
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Belsyde Country House (4.40 miles)

Belsyde Country House

Located between Edinburgh & Glasgow and sitting in it's own romantic, peaceful and secluded grounds in rolling countryside, it commands outstanding views northwards over the Forth Estuary to the Ochil Hills and Highlands. Nearby is ... More | visit website

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