We like to extend a warm Bowhill welcome to all visitors. We have one wheelchair available for use; which you can request when you book your tour in the gift shop or in advance by calling 01750 22204.
If you use a wheelchair you might find that the historic construction of our buildings and the nature of the countryside affects your access to some parts of the Estate as follows.
Bowhill House – regular public tours
You can access all the public rooms on the guided tour by wheelchair except the Old Chapel, which has four narrow steps up to it.
We have a spider swing specifically designed for disabled users. Other equipment may be accessible depending on individual abilities. The playground is floored with rough wood chippings.
Walks/access to grounds
All the main Estate roads and courtyard have tarmac surfaces. The garden in front of Bowhill House can be accessed by wheelchair users but has a gravelled ground surface which some may find difficult.
The most accessible of our Estate walks is the Lochs Walk, which is partially on tarmac and can be done in a motorised wheelchair. There is a short but steep hill on the return of the walk.
Visitors who are blind or partially sighted
We offer guided tours of the House and you can buy a large print information booklet.
Visitors who are deaf or have hearing loss
We have an induction loop in Bowhill Theatre. At the moment we don’t have a loop on the tour of Bowhill House, but we hope to rectify this soon.
Dogs will love it at Bowhill. If you do bring any four legged-friends, please remember to clean up after them and always keep them on a short lead. There are water bowls located in the main courtyard.
We always listen to feedback about how we can improve our facilities, so please contact us with your thoughts.