Bowhill House & Country Estate
Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust
The Scottish Borders
The Scottish Borders home of the Duke of Buccleuch displays an 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.
Meanwhile, Bowhill’s magnificent woodlands offer a variety of peaceful walks for people of all ages and abilities, from those wanting a gentle stroll to those seeking a more strenuous challenge. And if walking is not enough, visitors can always try the recently upgraded adventure playground – a firm favourite with children of all ages. During the summer months, the Bowhill ranger service also offers a series of fun activities for children and families, from den building to wildlife monitoring. The estate have also introduced Land Rover tours of the beautiful estate, these are available all year round.
Elsewhere, the Courtyard, housed within a number of attractive buildings, has a range of interesting things to see and do. From the Victorian kitchen to courtyard games, gift shop and Minstrel Tearoom, plus Nutty the Squirrel-themed soft play for little ones, there is something here for everyone to enjoy.
Do also be sure to check out the many events that take place at Bowhill throughout the season, including at the excellent Bowhill Theatre – www.bowhillhouse.co.uk/events
The Estate is open from the local Easter holidays to the end of July and then weekends in September*.
The House is still a family home and open bank holidays, every day in July and weekends in August and September during the same period.
*please check www.bowhillhouse.co.uk for exact days and times