Bo'ness or Borrowstounness is a town in the Falkirk council area of Scotland. This town boasts many historic sites in it.  It is located on a hillside on the south bank of the Firth of Forth. Up to 1975 it was in the former county of West Lothian.

The visitors can see historical places which have a deep link with the Roman period in Bo'ness. During the Roman period the town was in the eastern end of the Antonine Wall. The end of the wall probably lay in modern Carriden, the eastern part of the town, where Roman inscriptions have been found. A fort named Veluniate is said to exist in the premises of this town. Other Roman sites have been identified at Muirhouses and Kinglass located on the south-east side of the town.

Earlier the Bo'ness town was a centre of heavy industry and a major port now is known as a commuter town as most of the residents travelling to work in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Other source of income is the petrochemical industry located nearby. There are many tourist attractions available in Bo’ness, including Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway, the Birkhill Clay Mine, Kinneil House that is built by the powerful Hamilton family in the 15th century that is situated on the west edge of the town. In the grounds are cottages where James Watt lived and did his research for his invention.

Bo'ness has a single secondary school, Bo'ness Academy, and five primary schools, from west to east, Deanburn, Kinneil, Bo'ness Public School, St Mary's, and the Grange School. There are a number of churches, including Bo'ness Old Kirk, Carriden, St Andrew's Parish Church, Craigmailen UFC, St. Catharine's Episcopal Church, Bo'ness Apostolic Church, Bo'ness Baptist Church, The Bo'ness Salvation Army and St. Mary's RC, a modernist design of 1962 by Gillespie, Kidd & Coia.

Bo'ness is undergoing rapid development as the harbour based investment is in a full-fledged manner. The town centre is set for a revamp through the THI (Townscape Heritage Initiative) with the funding of National Lottery Heritage Fund, Falkirk Council, and Scottish Enterprise Forth Valley together with Euro funding. The plans are boosted by the National Economic Foundation which listed Bo'ness in third place in a ‘top-10’ of towns which had managed to retain their individual character. The Hebden Bridge in Yorkshire and Peebles in the Scottish Borders were ahead of Bo'ness in the table.

With many historical sites, harbour and beauty natural landscape added to its credit,  Bo'ness in Scotland offer lot of scope for the tourists visiting this town. To cater to the needs of all the tourists Bo'ness provides a variety of accommodation facility that includes luxurious hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation. The hotels in Bo'ness offer comfortable facilities that allow the visitor to relax and unwind after enjoying the sight seeing.

 

Bo'ness Hotels & Accommodation

Accommodation Bo'ness

Metro Inns Falkirk
Bean Cross Farm Polmont, Falkirk, FK2 0XS

Metro Inns in Falkirk is situated just a half an hour drive from both the famous city of Edinburgh and Glasgow. Its proximity to these prominent places in Scotland converted this Inn into an ideal base to explore the tourism scope offered by these towns. It boasts 75 comfortable rooms for the guests; the bedrooms offered by this Inn are clean modern and beautifully designed to make the guest feel more comfortable. Wi-Fi is enabled in the public areas free paring facilities is provided for the guests. Rooms are equipped with all sort of modern facilities. The facilities available in the Metro Inn make it suitable for both business and leisure travellers.

Accommodation

There are 75 comfortable rooms available in the metro Inn. All rooms have a double bed sleeping up to 3 people in total and are beautifully furnished. The room features a washbasin, mirror, corner table and a TV. Toilets and showers are located just down the hall from your room. Smoking rooms are available for those who cannot avoid smoking. The rooms are spacious and have proper ventilation facility. The room service and the hospitality are friendly in nature. Ground floor rooms are available for the convenience of the guest.

Customer review

Metro travel Inn is a premier travel inn In Falkirk. We stayed here while on our way to Glasgow. Metro Inn is an ideal base to explore the beauty of Glasgow and the tourist destinations in Falkirk. The hospitality is great here.

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Ashbank Guest House

105 Main Street, Redding, Falkirk, FK2 9UQ

Ashbank guest house is renowned for its Scottish welcome and is surrounded by lush green gardens and is located in a serene atmosphere. It has many original Victorian features prominent among them are the ornamental cornicing, decorative flooring and a oak fireplace in the dining room and has welcomed guests from all over the world.  The guest house offers excellent overview of the Ashbank, a detached stone house built in 1896 on the east side of Falkirk. Right from the bedrooms the visitors can enjoy the panoramic views of the Wallace monument, Airth castle, Ochil hills. The famous film "Braveheart" is pictured in this lovely countryside. Polmont train station and Edinburgh airport and M9 motorway are located within easy driving distance from the guest house.  The shopping areas are also available nearby. Off-street parking facilities are provided for the guests.

Accommodation

Ashbank boasts 4 spacious rooms for its guests. It is a comfortable bed and breakfast accommodation. Rooms are en-suited and are suitable for family guests. Few rooms offer scenic overview of Forth Valley to Stirling. The bedrooms are equipped with all sort basic amenities which include TV, Radio, DVD player, Wi-Fi in rooms, Hairdryer and tea or coffee making facility. The hotel is non-smoking through out. The rooms are spacious and have proper ventilation facilities. The room service and the hospitality are friendly and individual in nature. Owing to its proximity to the town centre the visitors can enjoy shopping at the nearby places.

Customer review

I simply liked the location of Ashbank guest house. The room facility is good and the rooms offer super view of the Ashbank and it is a real treat to watch. This hotel is an ideal place to have a pleasant stay.

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