Special Events

Neverland Weekend

27th May, 2017

A Peter Pan inspired weekend for families who never want to grow up! Build dens like the Lost Boys, create magical crafts inspired by Tinkerbell or take part in a Pirate themed workshops Captain Hook …

Buccleuch to the Block: The Tale of James, Duke of Monmouth

2nd June, 2017

Join our House Guide Norman Bowman for this fascinating talk 'From cradle to execution', the story of the great Royal rebel told through the collections at Bowhill. Booking essential. For more details or to book, please …

Dig Bowhill: An Introduction to Archaeology Workshop - Saturday and Sunday

24th June, 2017

The landscape of the Bowhill Estate is rich in archaeological remains from many different eras. To celebrate Visit Scotland’s year of History, Heritage and Archaeology 2017, we are hosting an introduction to archaeology aimed at beginners. A …

Dig Bowhill - Saturday and Sunday

24th June, 2017

Come and join us at Bowhill for a weekend to celebrate Visit Scotland’s year of History Heritage and Archaeology 2017. We will offer you the chance to be involved in a real archaeological dig, as …

Three Houses with Head of Collections & Conservation Scott MacDonald

7th July, 2017

Head of Collections Scott MacDonald will introduce the Duke of Buccleuch’s three stunning properties of Bowhill, Boughton and nearby Drumlanrig Castle and provide an insight into the treasures these houses hold. Booking essential. For more details …

100 Years of Bowhill with House Guide Adam Borwick

4th August, 2017

The time of the 4th and 5th Dukes was an exciting one for Bowhill; this is the story of the two men who shaped the house and title, making a great impression in the Borders …

Beautiful Bowhill with House Guide Walter Bateman

1st September, 2017

A walk around the architectural heritage of Bowhill, highlighting the developments and changes to the house in the late Georgian and Victorian periods. Booking essential. For more details or to book, please call 01750 22205 or email …

John Watterson- The Lost Will and Testament of Jake Thackeray

22nd September, 2017

Some 15 of Jake Thackray’s songs, hilarious, serious, bitingly satirical – some banned by the BBC! – have been uncovered and now in this brand new show they are getting an airing for the first …

 Harvest Festival

24th September, 2017

Our much loved Harvest Festival with a Forestry and Farming theme. You'll find farm tours by trailer (£2.50 per person). Plus, new for 2017, enter our Bowhill Bake Off. This year it's all about the Harvest themed Cake! …

Halloween Ghost Walks - Friday and Saturday

27th October, 2017

Join us for a family ghost walk in the grounds of Bowhill this Halloween. Discover some of the ghastly ghouls in Bowhills past and have some fiendish family fun! This activity is not suitable for under …

Wreath Making Workshops - 5th, 6th, 7th

5th December, 2017

Get creative this festive period and create a traditional Christmas wreath that you and your guests will admire. When you are finished, enjoy a well-deserved hot drink and tasty treat! Pre-booking is essential. You can ensure …

Wreath Making Workshops - 12th

12th December, 2017

Get creative this festive period and create a traditional Christmas wreath that you and your guests will admire. When you are finished, enjoy a well-deserved hot drink and tasty treat! Pre-booking is essential. You can ensure …

Christmas Garland Making Workshop

13th December, 2017

Discover how to make a natural Christmas garland for your table or fireplace! After your hard work, enjoy a well-deserved hot drink and tasty festive treat! Pre-booking is essential. You can ensure availability by booking your …