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The latest news from Bowhill House and Estate

One of the best things about visiting such a big and varied estate is that there’s always something different going on. Here are just a few of the latest happenings.

Fairies and Frolics at Bowhill House

15th August, 2017

HandleBards are set to cycle their way to Bowhill House for a fabulous performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. This comedic performance by five actors on bicycles, is set in the stunning grounds of Bowhill House. HandleBards hilarious twist on a Shakespearian classic takes place on 29 August at 6.30pm and is suitable for all […]

Disabled Ramblers take on 1,400ft climb at Bowhill

7th August, 2017

Members of the Disabled Ramblers from across the UK recently paid a visit to Bowhill House and Country Estate. The organisation chose the Estate for its latest ramble on all-terrain mobility scooters, such as the Beamer ‘Tramper’, where they took on its longest route, the Duchess Drive. Some travelled all the way from Hampshire and […]

Summer fun at Bowhill House

2nd August, 2017

Those looking for action-packed activities for children and adults during the summer holidays need look no further than Bowhill House. The Estate’s Holiday Ranger Club takes place two days per week until 17 August from 11am to 1pm (£5 per child). Suitable for children aged six and over, the club provides the opportunity to take […]

Discover the Duke of Buccleuch’s legacy at Bowhill House

21st July, 2017

From a family history of rebellion to noble Dukes and the treasures held in the Buccleuch Houses, the heritage talks series at Bowhill House has taken visitors on a fascinating journey through time. The penultimate talk in the series, entitled ‘100 Years of Bowhill’ will take place on Friday 4 August and will tell the […]

Bowhill’s 19th century Boudoir gets 21st century facelift

20th July, 2017

The Boudoir at Bowhill House in the Scottish Borders – which maintains its original décor dating back to 1834 – has undergone an extensive conservation project to restore it to a bygone era. The room’s rare, hand-painted Chinese wallpaper has been painstakingly preserved by conservators in a process that took some 14 weeks. Conservators Mark […]

Tales of pirates and whisky smuggling at Bowhill House this summer

14th July, 2017

Two spectacular interactive performances from the Walking Theatre Company will be held in the grounds of Bowhill House on 27 July. A perfect day out for all the family, Treasure Island (performance commences at 2pm) takes spectators on a swashbuckling journey to help Jim ‘lad’ Hawkins to find buried treasure and evade Long John Silver. […]

Chance to see rare Victorian era artefacts at Selkirk exhibition

10th July, 2017

A new exhibition of rare and fascinating items collected in the Victorian era have gone on display at Bowhill, near Selkirk – home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch. Entitled ‘Love and Respect in the Victorian Age’, it will showcase a range of around 70 items including silver, porcelain, jewellery, books and manuscripts, paintings […]

Chance to discover treasures of three Buccleuch houses in latest heritage talk

30th June, 2017

To celebrate the rich history of Bowhill House, visitors have a chance to attend a talk exploring some of the Buccleuch family’s most prized possessions. The event is one of a series of talks designed to take visitors on a fascinating journey through time. Taking place on Friday, 7 July, the talk entitled ‘Three Houses’ […]

Bowhill House keeps its gold status with Green Tourism Award

21st June, 2017

Bowhill House and Country Estate retained its gold Green Tourism Award for the fourth time following glowing feedback from the awarding body during a rigorous inspection. The visitor destination in Selkirk, which has retained its gold status since it was first awarded in 2009, was commended for the work its Ranger service carries out with […]

Fairy-tale fun for all the family at Bowhill

14th June, 2017

Second to the right and straight on till morning was the call to Lost Boys and Tinkerbells for a magical weekend at Bowhill House and Country Estate. The recent Peter Pan-themed weekend, attracted hundreds of families to the Borders as the Bowhill rangers welcomed 569 visitors across the three days of activity. Families braved the […]