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House Tours

Discover the hidden treasures within Bowhill House.   With fascinating stories of the Scotts of Buccleuch, the history of the House and the magnificent works of art from the Buccleuch Art Collection it is a must for history and art lovers.


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Enjoy the story of the 5th Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch in a dedicated exhibition.  “Love and Respect in the Victorian Age” tells their story amongst some key pieces of the Buccleuch Collection, including silver, porcelain, jewellery, books and manuscripts, paintings and a letter from Queen Victoria.

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Victorian Kitchen

Step back into the hub of Victorian life at Bowhill.  Once the engine room of the home, serving up to 300 guests a day, the restored kitchen is a fascinating look at life in Bowhill’s hey-day.


Adventure Playground

Zip, climb and slide the day away in the woodland adventure playground.  A much loved attraction for children (and big kids!) from all over the Scottish Borders and beyond.

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Old Kitchen Café

Treat yourself to a delicious treat or local gifts in the Old Kitchen Café. Enjoy a light lunch or delicious cakes from the Dukes cook, Betty Cook. Located in the Courtyard area, next to the toilets, office, and Victorian Kitchen.

Open 1st June to end of August.

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The Courtyard Gallery

A new addition to Bowhill in 2021.  A dedicated space for temporary exhibitions showcasing some of the magnificent art and sculpture in the Scottish Borders, and further afield, today.

Contact us if you would like to bring an exhibition

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Old Horsebox

Enjoy hot and cold drinks, snacks and ice cream from the heart of the Adventure Playground.

Open selected dates when the Adventure Playground is open.

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