The Friends of Kinneil will be resuming their popular programme of tours of the historic Kinneil House throughout 2017.
For centuries Kinneil was the home of the Dukes of Hamilton. Their imposing former mansion, Kinneil House, dates back to the 15th century and features impressive Renassance wall paintings, said to be among the finest in Scotland, and you will be able to tour the House during one of these free open days.
The surrounding park features the remains of Kinneil's Medieval kirk and graveyard, dating from the 12th century. You can also visit the cottage where inventor James Watt worked to develop an improved steam engine, as well as try the extensive woodland walks.
The story of the estate is told throughout the year in Kinneil Museum, in front of the house, open every day (except Tuesdays) from 12.30pm - 4pm. The museum features interactive exhibits and an audio-visual show. The museum is open throughout the year and admission is free of charge.
For more information visit the Friends of Kinneil website.
Open days are held at Kinneil House throughout the year:
Sunday 23 April (1pm - 4pm)
Friday 19 May (6pm - 7.30pm)
Sunday 21 May (1pm - 4pm)
Sunday 25 June (1pm - 4pm)
Sunday 27 August (1pm - 4pm)
Saturday 16 September (1pm - 4pm)
Sunday 29 October (1pm - 4pm)
Last admission to the House is 30 minutes before closing times.