News

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.

Celebrate the Harvest at Bowhill House

21st September, 2016

Bowhill House and Country Estate is set to celebrate the season in style as it prepares to host the annual Harvest Festival taking place this weekend (11am – 4pm Sunday 25th September). With a forestry and farming theme for 2016, the Estate will be a hive of activity with wood turning demonstrations, face painting and […]

Bowhill House showcases its spectacular gardens

24th August, 2016

To mark the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design, Bowhill House and Country Estate has commissioned a beautifully designed map of its gardens for visitors. The illustrated map is the combined work of local Borders artist Hannah Longmuir and graphic designer Paul McLean. They showcase the intricate design of the gardens highlighting architecture and design […]

Little voyagers explore the animal kingdom

18th August, 2016

Youngsters turned into eco investigators as they got up close and personal with a host of creepy crawlies recently during a series of exhilarating Zoolab workshops which took place at Bowhill House & Country Estate. Zoolab sessions allow kids to see, touch and handle an array of creatures while learning about their ecosystems and habitat. […]

Celebrate the seasons at Bowhill

6th July, 2016

Bowhill House and Country Estate is delighted to host a stunning exhibition of intricate illustrations from local artist Laura Blackwood. The exhibition has just opened within Bowhill’s theatre foyer, and one of the key highlights is her book ‘A Celebration of Nature through the Seasons’ – a beautiful illustrated study of the British Countryside. The […]

Bowhill’s 138-year-old Smoking Room to open to public for first time

16th June, 2016

A 138-year-old room at Bowhill House – the country home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch – has been restored and will be accessible to the public for the first time from July. The House’s Smoking Room, once regarded as the ‘gentlemen’s inner sanctum’, has even been given a contemporary twist by two of […]

Get hooked on Bowhill at Neverland Weekend

26th May, 2016

Lost Boys and budding Tinkerbells are invited on a journey to Neverland for a magical bank holiday weekend at Bowhill House and Country Estate. The Peter Pan-themed weekend, from 11am-4pm every day from Friday 27th May until Monday 30th May, is perfect for little ones – and parents who aren’t quite ready to grow up. […]

Rewarding loyalty at Bowhill

7th April, 2016

Bowhill House and Country Estate has announced a prize draw incentive for those renewing passes for the coming year. Anyone with a Pass Card from last year who renews for the coming season before Wednesday 4th May will be entered into a draw to win £100 of vouchers to spend at the new Grapevine Galashiels. […]

Bowhill has the eggs-factor this Easter

22nd March, 2016

Bowhill House and Country Estate is set to launch its 2016 season with a day of egg-stra special Easter fun. The weekend will also mark the fourth year of the popular ‘pay once’ scheme, which allows those who have paid for entry to visit the Estate as many times as they wish throughout the season […]

People of the Borders to walk and run themselves proud for Sport Relief

14th January, 2016

The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile is back – and it’s coming to Bowhill House and Country Estate.  The attraction is set to host its third Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on Sunday 20th March, and needs local people to come together and make themselves proud by entering now at www.sportrelief.com. Local heroes from the Borders will […]

A rematch 200 years in the making

18th December, 2015

Bowhill House and Bill McLaren Foundation stages re-enactment of historic Carterhaugh Ba’ Game Rugby has come home after 200 years, with an elaborate re-enactment of the historic Carterhaugh Ba’ Game on the site of the original legendary match held today, 4 December 2015. Organised by The Bill McLaren Foundation and Bowhill House – the Selkirk […]