Built next to the Antonine Wall, Kinneil House was the chief seat of the powerful and wealthy Hamilton family.
About Kinneil House
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.
Upcoming Events at Kinneil House
TopDay is the annual family arts festival and it returns on Saturday 20th October with tours and workshops for all ages!
Historic Environment Scotland presents Brick Wonders at Stirling Castle featuring recreations in LEGO® bricks of amazing sights from around the world, curated by artist Warren Elsmore!
Creep, crawl and prowl your way to a terrifyingly great day out HalloWild, Blair Drummond Safari Park's brand new Halloween event.
Fizzgig Theatre Fright Nights are back at Mugdock Country Park. Feeling the FEAR yet? See you there ..... if you dare!
Join Scottish Canals on a special journey as we take a magical boat trip to Santa’s grotto at The Falkirk Wheel this December!
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