Kinneil House – the centrepiece of Kinneil Estate – was once one of the historic homes of the Dukes of Hamilton. This imposing mansion dates back to the 16th century.
The building boast rare renaissance wall paintings – said to be among the finest in Scotland – and a resident ghost.
Kinneil House has been re-opened by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) for guided tours of the interior on selected days in 2022 – the first was on Sunday 24 April, but the next one will not be until June. Booking is essential – limited availability – and dates can book up quickly. Details including dates, tour times and booking information are published on the HES Kinneil House web page and enquiries should be directed to them. In the meantime the Friends are running regular outdoor guided walks – why not come along.
Visitors can also still explore the grounds – which are open all year – and the neighbouring Kinneil Museum, which gives information on the House and the wider estate.
There is also additional audio material at the following links:
For further information:
- Visit the Kinneil House web page on the Historic Environment Scotland site
- Download a 1940 report on the paintings inside Kinneil House (large PDF)
SEE INSIDE KINNEIL HOUSE