Find your Bowhill

Discover magnificent country home of the Duke  of Buccleuch, home to part of the famous Buccleuch art collection, on a guided tour.
Includes access to the Grounds and the private gardens in front of Bowhill.

Enjoy the Adventure Playground, way-marked walks around Bowhill, the Horsebox catering stand, Old Kitchen Café, Courtyard Gallery, Victorian Kitchen and Exhibition.*

*dates for each may vary.

Enjoy the less formal surroundings of Borders Estate, Bowhill from the new General’s Bridge car park.  Walks include the Lady’s Walk and Duchess’ Drive.

Car Park Charge Applies

Getting Here

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Bowhill lies three miles west of Selkirk on the A708 Moffat/St Mary’s Loch Road, this road commences next to Selkirk Rugby Club.  On the A708 you will pass Philiphaugh Salmon viewing centre on your left, from there Bowhill is another 1.5 miles.  The turn off to Bowhill is well signposted with Brown Tourist Route signs directing you left to Bowhill House.   Selkirk is five miles south of Galashiels on the A7 from Edinburgh (15 minutes’ drive).

From the North

From Edinburgh take either the A7 or A68 South to the Scottish Borders. The A7 will take you to Galashiels and then Selkirk, Bowhill lies three miles west of Selkirk on the A708 Moffat/St Mary’s Loch Road. If travelling the scenic A68 route after Earlston look out for the A6091 (Melrose Bypass) towards Galashiels/Selkirk.

From the East

There are a lot of scenic routes passing through the Eastern Borders and towns like Kelso. All of these join up eventually with the A68. From the A68 you are looking for signs to Selkirk or Galashiels.

From the South

From the South-East (Newcastle direction) travel North on the A68 through Jedburgh and St Boswells and then turn left on to the A6091 (Melrose Bypass) towards Galashiels/Selkirk.

From the South (West) travel North on the A7 through Hawick to Selkirk. From Selkirk Bowhill lies three miles west of Selkirk on the A708 Moffat/St Mary’s Loch Road

From the West

If travelling from the West of Scotland – i.e. the Dumfries and Galloway Area or Glasgow direction. Follow the M74 to Moffat and then follow the A708 to Selkirk, passing the Grey Mares Tail and St Mary’s Loch. Bowhill is on the right hand side located 2.5 miles after Yarrowford.

For details on cycling to Bowhill see

For tips on getting the train from Edinburgh then cycling to Bowhill please see:

Unfortunately due to Bowhill’s rural location there are currently no buses running to our location.

Exit the train at the Galashiels Station. From here, Bowhill is just five miles away via the A7 (15 minutes by car). You can cycle in 45 minutes to an hour, or get a taxi from here.

Hunters Cabs 01750 21968
Selkirk Taxis 01750 23456
Five Star Taxi 01896 756789

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