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Kinneil House bat walk this Saturday to mark International Bat Night

To mark International Bat Night 2022, book now for the return of this free, family-friendly, evening bat walk in historic Kinneil Estate! Discover the bats which fly at dusk around the historic monuments of Kinneil Estate International Bat Night is an annual celebration of bats which sees bat events for the public taking place across… Continue reading Kinneil House bat walk this Saturday to mark International Bat Night

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Kinneil story-telling tour for children this Saturday

Bring the children to hear the stories of Kinneil! This weekend's free outdoor walking tour at Kinneil Estate will have a special appeal to children and families. Come along this Saturday, 6 August, at 2pm for the story-telling walk, led by one of our volunteer guides from the Friends of Kinneil. No need to book,… Continue reading Kinneil story-telling tour for children this Saturday

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Step back in time to the Roman era this Saturday

Walk the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site Step back along a 2,000-year timeline to the Roman era! This weekend's free outdoor walking tour at Kinneil Estate will have an added Roman theme. Come along this Saturday, 16 July, at 2pm to join the walk, led by a volunteer guide from the Friends… Continue reading Step back in time to the Roman era this Saturday

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Friends volunteers to continue weekly guided outdoor tour for summer Saturdays

As the summer holiday season gets under way, the Friends of Kinneil volunteers will continue to offer a free weekly guided outdoor tour at 2pm on Saturday afternoons until further notice at Kinneil Estate in Bo'ness. Ian Shearer, Chairman of the Friends, said: "Kinneil Estate is among the most impressive attractions in the Forth Valley.… Continue reading Friends volunteers to continue weekly guided outdoor tour for summer Saturdays

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Step back in time to the Roman era this Saturday

Walk the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site Step back along a 2,000-year timeline to the Roman era! This weekend's free outdoor walking tour at Kinneil Estate will have an added Roman theme. Come along this Saturday, 28 May, at 2pm to join the walk, led by volunteer guides from the Friends of… Continue reading Step back in time to the Roman era this Saturday

Estate, Friends, History, Kinneil House, Kinneil Kirk, walking

Kinneil story-telling walk for children this Saturday

Bring the children to hear the stories of Kinneil! This weekend's free outdoor walking tour at Kinneil Estate will have a special appeal to children and families. Come along this Saturday, 21 May, at 2pm for the story-telling walk, led by volunteer guides from the Friends of Kinneil. No need to book, just turn up… Continue reading Kinneil story-telling walk for children this Saturday

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Friends volunteers host weekly guided outdoor walk for summer Saturdays

With summer beckoning and the visitor season getting busier as people enjoy the recent easing of restrictions, the Friends of Kinneil volunteers will now be offering a free weekly guided walk at 2pm on Saturday afternoons until further notice at Kinneil Estate in Bo'ness. The programme of outdoor tours began in March, but until now… Continue reading Friends volunteers host weekly guided outdoor walk for summer Saturdays

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Easter tour at Kinneil – anniversary of tragic heir’s escape on rope of bedsheets

This Easter Saturday will mark the 460th anniversary of a dramatic episode in 1562, on the eve of Easter Sunday, when the troubled heir to the Hamilton dynasty escaped from his own father during the night, down a rope of knotted bedsheets from an upper-floor room. Volunteer guides from the Friends of Kinneil will explain… Continue reading Easter tour at Kinneil – anniversary of tragic heir’s escape on rope of bedsheets

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Easter walks – ‘I Spy’ activity sheet

During the Easter holidays, explore 200 acres of Kinneil Estate with 2,000 years of history. Enjoy Spring walks or cycling along the many paths in and around the estate, and visit Kinneil Museum (open free, daily except Tuesdays, 12.30-4pm) whilst you're here. I spy with my little eye... For younger members of the family, try… Continue reading Easter walks – ‘I Spy’ activity sheet

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Fortnightly free guided outdoor tour – Saturday afternoons during April

Volunteer guides from the Friends of Kinneil will continue their free, regular outdoor walking tours at Kinneil House at 2pm on Saturday 2 April, Saturday 16 April (Easter Weekend) and Saturday 30 April. Ian Shearer, Chairman of the Friends of Kinneil, said: "As winter recedes, we are delighted to be welcoming visitors to Kinneil again… Continue reading Fortnightly free guided outdoor tour – Saturday afternoons during April