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 is normally open for guided tours of the interior on selected days throughout the year. However, Historic Environment Scotland – which manages the building – has taken the decision to suspend tours inside the property in 2021.
Visitors can still visit the grounds – which are open all year – and the neighbouring Kinneil Museum, which gives information on the House and the wider estate.
A free guided outdoor tour, around Kinneil House and Kirk, by volunteer guides from the Friends of Kinneil is also currently available every Saturday afternoon.
- 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
The Friends of Kinneil works with Historic Environment Scotland to run tours of the interior of Kinneil House. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, there are no plans to run indoor tours in 2021, although outdoor tours are now available every Saturday afternoon.