House

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.

You can also now take a free virtual guided tour of the house, including the painted interiors, complete with an audio guide from the Friends of Kinneil.

There is also additional audio material at the following links:

AUDIO: You listen to experts talking about the House on this website.
AUDIO: Discover the House and grounds in free audio guides.

For further information:

SEE INSIDE KINNEIL HOUSE

The Arbour Room inside Kinneil House in Bo'ness
The Arbour Room inside Kinneil House in Bo’ness
Detail from the Parable Room inside Kinneil House

Keep visiting The Friends of Kinneil social media pages on Twitter and Facebook for updates on the latest Kinneil events.

A costumed interpreter portrays James Hamilton, Earl of Arran, in his bedchamber at Kinneil.
The Gargoyles of Gargunnock singing group have made frequent appearances at Kinneil.
Did we tell you that Kinneil House is reputed to be haunted by a “White Lady”.