Location, Location, Location: Bo’ness

Location, Location, Location: Bo’ness

Did you know that Bo’ness is actually short for Borrowstonness which means Burgh Town on the Ness? This small town on the Firth of Forth was once the second largest port in Scotland. With the harbour now closed,  the town has evolved into one of the most popular places to live in the central belt.

Following in the footsteps of our successful first development in the town, Kinglass Fields, we’re excited to unveil another new neighbourhood in the area, Kinglass Meadows which will soon be available to reserve. Here are just a few reasons why Bo’ness is a great place to set up home.

You can shop local

Lined with traditional Scottish buildings, Bo’ness main street has a wonderful selection of small businesses and boutiques offering homeware, clothing and crafts, putting shop local at the forefront of this charming town. Family run Paper Ribbons is a favourite with locals and offers cards, gifts and homeware. There’s also a butcher, post office and bookshop, as well as a supermarket for everyday needs.

Enjoy excellent cuisine

Bo’ness has plenty of delicious eateries that are perfect for a morning coffee catch ups, weekend lunches and even Afternoon Tea. Down by the water is Nosh, which is popular with the locals, with their afternoon tea offering coming highly recommended. For a takeaway treat, Corvi’s does fantastic fish and chips and has been serving customers since 1896, making it one of the UK’s oldest chip shops. For a family friendly meal out, the Champany Inn is a perfect choice close to home and serves up an impressive menu with all the classics.

Live the coastal life

One of the main advantages of Bo’ness is the town’s beautiful coastal location. With plenty of walking and cycling opportunities along the Firth of Forth, it’s the perfect place for active families to settle down. The walking trail from Bo’ness to Blackness Castle along the coast takes around two hours there and back and is a fantastic way to see the sights. Pack a picnic and set out for the day to take in the views and the fresh air!

Plenty of family activities

Another perk of Bo’ness is the family-favourite Bo’ness and Kinneil railway station. Known for its famous Santa and Thomas the Tank Engine steam train experiences, the railway station offers fun-filled seasonal rides around the loop overlooking the Firth of Forth, making it the perfect day out for families with kids. Bo’ness is also home to the Hippodrome cinema, a purpose-built picture house that’s the oldest of its kind in Scotland and allows film fanatics to view the latest releases in style. Nearby, Kinneil Estate and park is guaranteed to be an exciting day out, with plenty of walks and trails to explore, a museum of Bo’ness’ history and a play park, it can be visited time and time again.

Stay well-connected

A great benefit of living in Bo’ness is the town’s easy links to main cities and towns in the east of Scotland. For commuters working in Edinburgh, the capital can be reached by car in just 45-minutes. Driving to Falkirk takes just 20-minutes and commuters can arrive in Stirling in half an hour. The closest train station to Bo’ness in Linlithgow, which is just a 10-minute drive, and connects Bo’ness to Glasgow and Edinburgh by rail.

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