Bowhill House & Country Estate

Aristocratic mansion amongst winding glens and heathery hills.

Selkirk, TD7 5ET

Bowhill House
Free for members
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Bowhill House has been the principal home of the Scotts of Buccleuch for over two centuries. The House’s history gives it many great tales.

It also houses one of the world’s greatest private art collections including masterpieces by Canaletto, Raeburn, Reynolds and Gainsborough.

You’ll find stunning French furniture, Mortlake Tapestries, antique porcelain and portrait miniatures. A new exhibition, Love and Respect in the Victorian Age, opened in 2017 and features many new items on display from the renowned Collection.

Outside the House you’ll find beautiful walks, gardens and an adventure playground for the little ones. The café serves a tasty selection of cakes, coffees and light lunches to treat yourself to.

Opening Times


Grounds and Adventure Playground:

2 – 17 April (Easter Holidays)

1 June to 31 August, 10am-5pm

House, Gardens, & Grounds:

30 April and 1 & 2 May

1 to 31 August

Guided Tour Only – Tour Times TBC

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic Houses members visit for free. Please use the online booking system through their website and select a free ticket. Visitors will be asked to enter their membership number online and Bowhill will check the booking on arrival and record the membership numbers on site as well.

Adults: £11.00
Concession: £10

Please book visits online at

Group Visits

Your group will love a visit to Bowhill House and Grounds. We understand that every group is different, so we aim to make your visit as enjoyable as possible by providing facilities to suit your requirements.

We welcome groups for tours of the House all year round. All tours must be pre-booked and include guided tour of the House where you can learn about the wonderful art collection and Buccleuch family history.

Educational Visits

We have an education service which can offer educational visits to both the House and the Country Estate with our in house rangers. These are available all year round. We also offer a travel subsidy for schools.

  • Accessible toilets
  • Access statement available
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

The Buccleuch Collection has been created over five centuries. It is internationally recognised as one of the most important in the country. We hope you enjoy your visit.

Bowhill House sculpture

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