Kinneil House

Built next to the Antonine Wall, Kinneil House was the chief seat of the powerful and wealthy Hamilton family.

Kinneil House

About Kinneil House

Kinneil House and Estate NA, Bo'ness EH51 0PR
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Built next to the Antonine Wall, Kinneil House was the chief seat of the powerful and wealthy Hamilton family. Subject to extensions and refurbishments over 300 years, it reflected the Hamiltons’ high status both inside and out.

The house has a good claim to being the birthplace of the improved steam engine. The pioneering Scots engineer James Watt developed his first engine in a small workshop here in the 1700s.

Kinneil House is open during special open days throughout the year. Otherwise it’s available for exterior viewing only.

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Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks: Stirling Castle
Stirling’s spectacular Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks returns with a simultaneous display from the grounds of Stirling Castle and the National Wallace Monument.
Santa’s Woodland Experience
Santa's Woodland Experience returns to our woodland at North Ballochruin from 30th November until Christmas Eve 2018.
Vibration Festival 2019
Join us for Vibration Festival, Scotland's newest boutique family friendly music festival, in the stunning grounds of Callendar Park, Falkirk on Saturday 25th May.
Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks: The National Wallace Monument
Stirling’s spectacular Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks returns with a simultaneous display from the grounds of The National Wallace Monument and Stirling Castle.
The Crafters Roadshow - Christmas Market at the Thistles
Join The Makers at The Thistles Stirling first ever Christmas Market on from 1st November to 30th December and shop from the best in Scottish Crafts!

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