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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.

Spooky line-up of events taking place at Bowhill House

18th October, 2017

Two Halloween themed events, guaranteed to delight visitors, are set to take place at Bowhill House. Halloween Ghost Walks is a family-friendly activity that will explore some of the ghouls from Bowhill’s past. Led by a guide, the tour will take you on a walk around the atmospheric Estate in the dark. Meanwhile Bowhill’s exhilarating […]

Harvest Festival fun at Bowhill House

20th September, 2017

Bowhill’s popular Harvest Festival is set to return with a host of family activities on Sunday 24 September. Visitors can enjoy chainsaw carving demonstrations, face painting, children’s crafts and harvest themed games as well as explore the grounds of the Estate by trailer on a Bowhill farm tour. Brand new for this year, the festival […]

Superb September events at Bowhill House

14th September, 2017

Scotland’s national poet is set to visit Bowhill House this month as part of its September events programme. Scotland’s Makar, Jackie Kay will recite some of her poems about what it is to be Scottish in Bowhill Theatre on 17 September (7.30pm) as part of the YES (Yarrow, Ettrick and Selkirk) Arts Festival. Later in […]

5th Duchess of Buccleuch hits the screen on TV’s Victoria

11th September, 2017

Staff at Bowhill House in Selkirk are predicting a surge in visitors at the historic house’s Victorian age exhibition thanks to an ITV television series. Series two of ‘Victoria’ has a new main character – Charlotte-Anne Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th Duchess of Buccleuch – played by the star Diana Rigg, famed for her roles in […]

Triple bill of heritage events at Bowhill House this September

22nd August, 2017

The penultimate instalment of Bowhill’s heritage talks series is set to take place on 1 September. 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. Titled ‘Beautiful Bowhill’ and led by […]

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 […]