Visit ‘haunted’ Kinneil House for Hallowe’en

HISTORIC Kinneil House in Bo’ness – said to be haunted by the ghost of a white lady – is opening its doors for Hallowe’en.

The eerie edifice, which forms the centrepiece of the impressive Kinneil Estate, will be open for free tours on Sunday (October 31) from noon to 3 p.m. (last admission 2.30 p.m.) Youngsters are being invited to dress up – with the best dressed winning a book token.

Volunteers from the charity The Friends of Kinneil will be on hand to tell visitors about Lady Alice Lilbourne, who fell to her death from one of the top floor windows. Ever since, she is said to haunt the house and its grounds. Guides will also re-count stories of the local women tried for witchcraft.

The fun open day has been organised in association with Historic Scotland, which cares for the House. Neighbouring Kinneil Museum will also be open.

Maria Ford from The Friends of Kinneil said: “Our Hallowe’en open days are always popular. Let’s hope lots of people dare to visit our very own haunted house and find out about its fascinating – and spooky – past.”

Visit the Kinneil website for full details.

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