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
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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.
Santa's Woodland Experience returns to our woodland at North Ballochruin from 30th November until Christmas Eve 2018.
Stirling’s spectacular Hogmanay Midnight Fireworks returns with a simultaneous display from the grounds of Stirling Castle and the National Wallace Monument.
The Proclaimers have announced they will be touring the UK & Ireland this year and will play Stirling Albert Halls on 14th December!
It's Panto Time as Falkirk Community Trust and Imagine Theatre present Cinderella, a festive family treat, including special effects, song and dance numbers and a hilarious script!
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