VISIT KINNEIL HOUSE & MUSEUM: See inside historic Kinneil House – including its exceptional original 16th-Century wall paintings – with free guided tours (booking essential) on selected open dates only. ***UPDATE 23 December 2020: Due to the coronavirus pandemic and latest official advice, tours inside Kinneil House itself remain cancelled by Historic Environment Scotland until further notice. Neighbouring Kinneil Museum, will now also be closed again from 25 December until further notice, but the parkland and Foreshore (see below) will remain open all the time for those able to visit in line with travel restrictions in force at the time***. The museum is usually open free throughout the year (daily except Tuesdays, 12.30-4pm), providing information on Kinneil House and Estate, and the heritage of the wider Kinneil and Bo’ness areas).
GO WILD ABOUT KINNEIL: Kinneil is home to lots of wildlife, from ducks and swans to badgers and deer. There are 200 acres of estate to explore with free audio tours. There’s also the neighbouring Kinneil Nature Reserve (Foreshore) to visit.
KINNEIL – WORLD-CLASS SITE: The Roman Antonine Wall – which runs through Kinneil Estate – was named as a British World Heritage Site in 2008. Read our archive story on the announcement. Also Walks, Map, Videos relating to the Wall.
EXPLORE: Visit the 200 acres that make up Kinneil Estate. Join in a regular health walk, or go on a self-guided tour of its historic sites. You’ll find lots to do. For details on getting here, and parking, visit our map page.
Kinneil Estate and Nature Reserve are part of the John Muir Way, a long-distance walking route across central Scotland. See www.johnmuirway.org for details.
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WORLD HERITAGE: Kinneil Estate includes remnants of the Antonine Wall. The historic frontier was named as an extension to the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site in 2008 by UNESCO. Hadrian’s Wall in England is also part of this trans-national World Heritage Site.
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