Opening Dates & Times 2023
29th April – 1st May
1st to 31st August
Tours at 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
The House and Grounds are open for pre booked groups all year round
Bowhill Guided Tour
Discover the fascinating Scottish Borders home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch. Delve into the history of the Scott’s of Buccleuch and admire the world-renowned Buccleuch Art Collection, with works by Canaletto, Gainsborough, Reynolds and many more. Explore rooms with magnificent interiors led by one of our friendly, knowledgeable and local House Guides.
This tour will give you an insight into the history of the house, art and family who still live there. Lasting approximately 1 hour, questions are very welcome as our guides love to highlight areas of specific interest to you.
Guided Walk – The Historic Landscape
Walk in the footsteps of the 5th Duke of Buccleuch and discover the magic hidden within the Victorian Designed Landscape.
Exploring the immediate grounds around Bowhill House, inspired by Sir Walter Scott and the “picturesque improver” William Sawrey Gilpin, this 1.25 mile walk takes in the working landscape including the Walled Garden, Greenhouses, Upper Loch and remnants of the Victorian path network.
Book as an add-on to the House Tour for £8 per person.
Our History, Shared.
Explore the family home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch on one of our guided house tours.
Discover the fascinating family history of the Scotts of Buccleuch and admire the world renowned Buccleuch Art Collection.