Spring / Summer Opening times 2014
The House & Estate are open to the public on the below days, however Group Visits are welcome all year round
You are welcome to visit Bowhill House on any of the dates below in 2014.
- 18th – 21st April
- 3rd – 5th May
- 24th – 26th May
- 1 – 31 July
- 2nd – 4th August
- 24th – 25th August
To view the House and its beautiful artworks, you will need to join one of our guided tours:
Find out about the Scotts of Buccleuch and their Borders home in the most popular of our tours, running regularly throughout our opening times
TOUR TIMES: Tours run every half hour from 12.30pm. The last tour will commence at 3pm.
BEDROOMS AND BEYOND (new for 2014)
Join our experienced guides for a special tour of areas previously unseen by the public. Tour includes some private bedrooms, the Duchess’s boudoir and Duke’s study.
TOUR TIMES: Daily at 11am. Please note, this tour will not be running on Thursday 17th July.
BELOW STAIRS TOUR (new for 2014)
Join us for a special short tour of the behind the scenes Bowhill. Learn about the Victorian kitchen, the old game larder and about some of the staff who used to work at Bowhill.
TOUR TIMES: This tour will run daily at 2.15 pm in July and on weekends and bank holidays in August.
House, Estate and Gardens (includes Beautiful Bowhill Tour):
|Children 3-16 years||£4.00|
|Under 3 years||FREE|
Beyond Bedrooms Tour, Estate and Gardens
Below the Stairs Tour
Combined Beautiful Bowhill Tour & Beyond Bedrooms Tour
*Please note prices are subject to change
You can visit the Estate, including the gardens, adventure playground and walks from 5th April – 30th September*, 10am – 5pm.**
Pay once and sign up for a 2014 Bowhill Season Ticket. This Pay Once offer allows you to visit as many times as you wish during the season.
|Children 3-16 years||£3.00|
|Under 3 years||FREE|
|Soft Play Area||£2 per child|
*Closed Tuesdays outside of Easter holidays, July & August
**10am – 4pm weekdays outside of Easter holidays, July & August.
Combined Bowhill House & Abbortsford Joint Pass
While you are in the area, you may also want to visit Abbotsford House. This grand house was the residence of novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott. Scott was by far the world’s most famous writer, inventing the genre of historical fiction and reintroducing tartan as we know it today to an international audience . Scott was a kinsman of the Scott’s of Buccleuch and he spent time at Bowhill House, drawing much inspiration for his fiction from the landscape, people and stories of this area.