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Bonnybridge is a small town in Falkirk, Scotland. Located north of the Forth and Clyde Canal, the town and its surrounding areas have an industrial history linked with paper milling, whisky distilling and sawmilling.
New homes in Bonnybridge benefit from great transport links to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Stirling, all while enjoying lovely Scottish countryside.
Just south of the M876, Bonnybridge has excellent road links to nearby towns and cities. The town doesn’t have a railway station, but there are stations nearby at Camelon and Larbert.
By car, Bonnybridge is 30 minutes from Glasgow, 20 minutes from Stirling, 10 minutes from Falkirk and 45 minutes from Edinburgh. Trains from nearby Camelon station reach Edinburgh in 40 minutes. There are regular trains from Falkirk Grahamston, taking 40 minutes to reach Glasgow Queen Street.
Bonnybridge has a choice of three airports - Glasgow International Airport (32 minutes), Glasgow Prestwick Airport (57 minutes) and Edinburgh Airport (35 minutes).
Places of interest
Bonnybridge is surrounded by places of natural beauty, including Palacerigg Country Park; a 300 hectare park with a variety of wildlife including roe deer. It’s also home to a number of rare breed animals such as Tamworth pigs, Guernsey goats and Eriskay ponies. Dollar Park is an area of gardens near Falkirk town centre, and Plean Park has 70 acres of woodland and parkland.
A well preserved section of the Antonine Wall can be found to the south east of Bonnybridge. The ruins, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are the remains of a Roman Rough Castle Fort.
Other attractions in the local area include Falkirk Wheel; the world’s first rotating boatlift standing at a height of 35 metres. The site includes a visitor centre, boat trips, woodland walks and children’s play areas. World of Wings near Cumbernauld is home to the largest collection of birds of prey in Scotland.
For golfers, Bonnybridge Golf Club is a challenging 9 hole course through heathland.
In neighbouring Falkirk, the Farmers Market offers fresh produce on the first Friday of every month. The town also hosts its own Halloween Festival, with Halloween-inspired art and performances.
Bonnybridge has three primary schools and is within catchment for two secondary schools. For higher education, there are plenty of institutions to choose from nearby, including the University of Stirling, the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow Caledonian University, and the University of the West of Scotland. Edinburgh’s universities are also within travelling distance.