Living at Viewforth Rise

Bo'ness

Local Area

The Location

17 miles north-west of Edinburgh, 7 miles east of Falkirk and on the south bank of the Firth of Forth; Viewforth Rise provides a mix of 1 to 5 bed homes in the beautiful coastal town of Bo’ness.

Living Life

Primarily a commuter town with many of its residents travelling to work in Edinburgh, Glasgow or Falkirk, Bo'ness has a long and interesting archaeological, architectural, historical and industrial heritage dating from before the bronze age.

Present-day attractions in the town include the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway and the Birkhill Fireclay Mine. Kinneil House, built by the powerful Hamilton family in the 15th century, lies on the western edge of the town; in the grounds is a cottage where James Watt worked on his experimental steam engine. Bo'ness is also home to the recently refurbished Hippodrome Cinema, which is the oldest picture house in Scotland. The Hippodrome was built in 1912.

With open space, landscaping and new tree, hedge and shrub planting, the development includes areas of formal/informal play space with pathways linking to nearby amenities. It also boasts exceptional views looking north-east over the Firth of Forth and towards the Forth Rail Bridge, Forth Road Bridge and the new Queensferry Crossing Bridge.

Education

Bo'ness has a single secondary school, Bo'ness Academy, and five primary schools: Kinneil, Deanburn, Bo'ness Public School, St Mary's, and the Grange School. Choosing a home in a school’s catchment area does not guarantee a placement; we recommend that potential buyers consult with the Local Authority in this regard.

Travel Links

The nearest mainline train station is in Linlithgow, just 10 minutes’ drive away, which has very frequent services towards both Edinburgh and Stirling.

Bo’ness has regular bus connections with the neighbouring towns of Linlithgow, Grangemouth and Falkirk. The Bo’ness Community Bus also provides direct links between Bo’ness, Blackness and Edinburgh.

Edinburgh Airport is around 13 miles away.

Around and about

  • The Hippodrome is Scotland's oldest purpose-built cinema and is a beautifully restored vintage picture palace. Opening 1912, is is now an A-listed historic building.
  • Bo’ness & Kinneil Railway is a heritage railway operated by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society. Located on a reclaimed site on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, the railyway welcomes visitors aboard nostalgic steam and heritage diesel trains.
  • Linlithgow Palace is just 3 miles away and offers you the chance to visit inside the ruins of Mary Queen of Scots’ birthplace as well as gaining insight into the domestic life of Scottish royalty. Admire elegant architecture such as the oriel windows of the king’s and queen’s bedchambers, enjoy open views from Queen Margaret’s Bower over the peel and loch to the Forth bridges or have a picnic by the loch and spot some local wildlife.
  • Bo'ness Motor Museum is a great all-weather attraction to visit with something for all the family with dozens of TV & Film cars, props and memorabilia on display. If you’re a James Bond fan, you are especially in luck with a wide range of Bond memorabilia including cars, props and posters from many 007 films and TV.
  • The Museum of Scottish Railways is a purpose-built 15,000 sq foot exhibition hall containing a plethora of locomotive, passenger coaches and wagons for all the family to explore.
  • Linlithgow Canal Centre is 3 miles away and is a great day out for all the family. Offering short boat trips through the town centre, longer cruises along the aqueduct, and even an all-day excursion to the stunning Falkirk Wheel.
  • Culross Palace is only a short drive away and offers you the chance to get a real sense of what it would have been like to live in a 17th century Palace. With tiny rooms, connecting passageways, painted ceilings, original painted woodwork and beautifully restored interiors, the Palace allows you to enjoy your tour at your own pace.
  • Kinneil House provides you with the chance to explore 2,000 years of history around this stunning house, from occupying Romans to the Industrial Revolution. Built next to the Antonine Wall, Kinneil House has a strong claim to being the birthplace of the improved steam engine as the pioneering engineer James Watt developed his first engine in a small workshop there in the 1700s.
  • Just 4 miles from Bo’ness, Beecraigs Country Park is a great place for families to visit. From animal attractions and adventure play areas to to camping and fly fishing on the loch, there is much to see and do in within its 913 acres.
Neighbourhood Address

Viewforth Rise
Drum Farm Lane
Bo'ness
EH51 9RJ

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Linlithgow
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