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Bowhill House & Country Estate

Scottish Borders

House and Country Park

The Scottish Borders home of the Duke of Buccleuch & Queensberry KT, is in the centre of an extensive estate of hills and valleys where history and landscape combine to provide a unique experience.

"When summer smiled on Sweet Bowhill, and July's eve with balmy breath, waved the bluebells on Newark Heath, the aged Harper's Soul awoke"

Bowhill, much as Sir Walter Scott saw it in the "Lay of the Last Minstrel", is there for all to enjoy.

Outstanding art collection with works by Canaletto, Claude, Raeburn, Reynolds, Gainsborough and Ruysdael. Its fine rooms display tapestries superb French furniture, Sevres and Meissen china and silver.

There are strong associations with such historic characters as James Duke of Monmouth and Buccleuch, Queen Victoria and Sir Walter Scott.

Miles of paths meander through beautiful woodland, parkland and alongside lochs and rivers. This historic landscape, a model of integrated land-use, provides a perfect haven for wildlife.
  • Courtyard Tea Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Visitor Centre giving estate and wildlife information
  • Ranger-led walks - telephone +44 (0)1750 22204
  • Victorian Kitchen with intriguing and historical culinary utensils
  • Full theatre programme all year round and outdoor theatre over the summer

Admission to Country Park includes all courtyard attractions.

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Bowhill is situated 3 miles west of Selkirk on the A708 Moffat/St. Mary's Loch road.

Bowhill House & Country Estate Postcode for SatNav: TD7 5ET


+44 (0)1750 22204
+44 (0)1750 22204

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