Grounds and Adventure Playground 2022*
2-17th April (Easter Holidays) – Enjoy the Walks, Adventure Playground and ‘Horsebox’ take-away refreshments
30th April- 2nd May – Bowhill House and the Walks, Adventure Playground, Victorian Kitchen, Exhibition and Old Kitchen Café.
1st June to 31st August – Enjoy the Walks, Adventure Playground, Old Kitchen Café, Victorian Kitchen & Exhibition (times TBC)
30th April, 1, 2 May
1st to 31st August
Tours at 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm
Please note the 3pm Tour on Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be our new Books, Bedrooms and Boudoir Tour (£15 as a standalone tour, £10 as an addition to the regular tour or for Historic House Members)
The House and Grounds are also open for pre booked groups all year round.
*Please note the formal gardens in front of Bowhill have returned to private use but are open to House Tour visitors on the House dates above
2022 Season Pass
Our great value season pass lets you visit the Grounds and Adventure Playground again and again during the dates above for one fixed price. Season Pass holders can also enjoy the walks in the remainder or April and May (please note all other facilities are closed).
Season Passes are available online only and return visits to the Grounds and Adventure Playground during opening hours (i.e. the dates above) must be booked online – please select “Tickets for Pass Holders” – your card (which you will be issued on your 1st visit – from 2nd April) will be required upon entry. Season Passes are for the named adults only and are non transferrable. Full terms and conditions can be found here.
|Family Season Pass (2+2)||£25|
|Adult Season Pass||£12|
|Child Season Pass||£8|
Getting HereOpen Google Maps
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 https://www.sustrans.org.uk/national-cycle-network/
For tips on getting the train from Edinburgh then cycling to Bowhill please see: http://www.cyclingscot.co.uk/blog/cycling-to-bowhill-house-in-the-scottish-borders#
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
The Old Kitchen Café
Enjoy a light lunch or delicious cakes from the Dukes cook, Betty Cook, at the Old Kitchen Café. Located in the Courtyard area, next to the toilets, office, and Victorian Kitchen.