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.

Share festive cheer at Bowhill this Christmas

19th November, 2015

With the Christmas countdown well and truly under way, Bowhill House and Country Estate is planning an array of festive activities to get all the family in the Christmas spirit. The Bowhill Christmas Fair, from 11.30am until 4pm on Saturday 5 December, will kick-start the festivities. As well as stalls by local craftspeople with everything […]

A rematch 200 years in the making

17th November, 2015

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

Family frights as ghost tour returns to Bowhill this Halloween

15th October, 2015

Bowhill’s ghastly ghost tours return this Halloween after the spooky success of last year’s event. Two nights of fiendish family fun will take place, and visitors young and old can expect to find lots of chills and thrills as they explore the Estate. Once the gates close, a storyteller will guide visitors through the grounds […]

Telling Tales at Bowhill Theatre

6th October, 2015

Bowhill Theatre is set to play host to two enthralling theatrical performances this month, featuring stars from the small screen and tales for all the family. Northumberland Theatre Company will make a welcome return to Bowhill on 8 October at 8pm with its latest play, ‘A Wife or the Gallows and other Telling Tales’, for […]

Active autumn start at Bowhill

15th September, 2015

This month’s calendar at Bowhill House and Country Estate is crammed with activities and events to keep the whole family entertained as autumn kicks in. With the Estate now open six days a week (excluding Tuesdays) from 10am until 4pm during the week and 10am until 5pm at weekends, there is plenty of time to […]

Bill McLaren exhibition at Bowhill House kicks off Carterhaugh Ba’ Game 200th anniversary celebrations

27th August, 2015

An exhibition celebrating the career of Bill McLaren, ‘The Voice of Rugby’, was launched by Scottish Rugby ambassador Chris Paterson MBE at Bowhill House near Selkirk today, Monday 24 August. The exhibition has been unveiled to mark the 200th anniversary of the Carterhaugh Ba’ Game, an historic hand ball match of epic proportions organised in […]

Enjoy the last of the summer holiday at Bowhill

5th August, 2015

Bowhill Country House and Estate is offering families plenty to keep them entertained over the last few weeks of the summer holiday. As well as stunning walks that can be explored at leisure, experienced Rangers are on hand to give more information on the Estate while taking in the Gardens, lochs and woodland. More intrepid […]

Borders Battle of the Bards

31st July, 2015

Two of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays will go head-to-head on Thursday, August 13, when they are performed at two of the Borders’ most impressive visitor attractions. Bowhill House and Country Estate, the magnificent country home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, will host a performance of Hamlet while Abbotsford, the famous home of […]

Spot the difference at Bowhill House Unique preservation techniques protecting historic furnishings

28th July, 2015

Visitors to Bowhill House would be forgiven for worrying about stepping over heirloom carpets and flooring. However, the stunning historic property has revealed new, innovative and intricate techniques employed to preserve the paths taken during house tours, which attract thousands of people per season. Carpets and floors in four rooms throughout the property, including the […]

Bowhill shows true community spirit

17th July, 2015

Bowhill House and Country Estate is showing its community spirit with the re-introduction of its Community Fund. This season, the Estate has £1,000 to give away in small donations of up to £500 to community groups in the central Scottish Borders in need of funding support. In previous years, Bowhill has sponsored Selkirk Rhinos’ rugby […]