Bowhill House 2024

Sadly, Bowhill House is undergoing essential maintenance in 2024 and will reopen in 2025.

The Grounds and Adventure Playground will be open to enjoy – you can discover the opening dates and times here: Plan A Visit

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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

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.

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