Welcome to Bowhill House and Grounds
The magnificent country home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and home to part of the famous Buccleuch art collection. Please see our opening times and prices here, to start planning your day.
If you’re an aficionado of fine art, a guided tour of the House is available on selected days of the year. Walls are lined with masterworks by Canaletto, Raeburn, Reynolds and Gainsborough. Rich tapestries splash colour and exude warmth while the French furniture and Meissen and Sevres porcelain evoke a refined era of cultural distinction.
If you love outdoor activities you’ll find our Country Estate has miles of way-marked walking trails, with exceptional fishing . Kids can go wild in our adventure playground and there’s often activities and events throughout the year to tempt you back.
The Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust
Bowhill is looked after by a charity, The Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust (BLHT). All entrance proceeds are used to support the charity’s conservation and educational work. By visiting us you are actively helping to preserve this national treasure for the enjoyment of future generations. You can learn more by visiting the Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust website here.
The Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust is a registered charity, incorporated in Scotland, with company number SC377083 and charity registration number SC014915. Registered office, 1 Rutland Court, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 8EYPrincipal office: Weatherhouse, Bowhill, Selkirk, TD7 5ESThe Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust is registered for VAT; Registration Number 992 784 261.
The Buccleuch Collection at Bowhill
Bowhill’s rich history is complemented by being home to many of the jewels of the Buccleuch Collection. Created over many generations and five centuries by the Montagu Douglas and Scott forebears of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry, it is internationally recognised as one of the most important in the country.
History & Ancestry
Discover Bowhill’s starring role in Scottish history. The tales of the Buccleuch family and Bowhill are almost as old as the nation of Scotland itself.
Bowhill House Gardens
The gardens at Bowhill are not what you might expect from a stately home, with grand vistas across the landscape, formal terraces and two lochs. However, the magnificent designed landscape will not disappoint.