Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness was once owned by the Dukes of Hamilton. It’s now a public park, open throughout the year. Click the picture links below to find out about key attractions. Or check out our news section for the latest updates.

Kinneil has been described as “the nearest thing you are likely to find to a history theme park anywhere in Scotland: made all the more impressive because it covers 2,000 years”. For a detailed history of the estate as a whole, read the excellent series of articles by Geoff Bailey on the Falkirk Local History Society web site.

For general enquiries about the Estate, try Kinneil Museum – which acts as a visitor centre for the whole Estate. The telephone number is 01506 778530.

You’ll find more images of Kinneil Estate – include shots inside Kinneil House – in our Estate gallery here.

Kinneil Estate is on the western edge of Bo’ness in central Scotland, just off the A904/A993. If you’re travelling from other parts of central Scotland, use the M9 motorway and take the exits to Bo’ness. If you have a satellite navigation device, type in the postcode EH51 0PR to get directions.

You can also access a scaleable map of this area on Bing Maps.

FOOD AND DRINK: From time-to-time you’ll find food stalls within Kinneil Estate. There are also cafes and restaurants around Bo’ness.

FACILITIES FOR VISITORS WITH DISABILITIES: There is a ramped entrance and accessible toilet within Kinneil Museum. Most paths are accessible for people with wheelchairs and electric scooters.

RAIL LINKS: The nearest mainline train station is Linlithgow (the next town). Alternatively, visitors to the Bo’ness and Kinneil Steam Railway (run by the Scottish Railway Preservation Society) can visit Kinneil Estate by getting off the train at Kinnel Halt. It’s a 15-20 minute walk from there up to Kinneil House and Museum.

BUS LINKS: Linlithgow Rail Station and neighbouring towns including Falkirk and Grangemouth have regular bus connections with Bo’ness.

There are regular Citylink 909 buses (look for their Edinburgh-Stirling service) which connect Bo’ness with Edinburgh, Edinburgh Airport, Grangemouth, Stirling, Cumbernauld and Glasgow.