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 tearoom serves a tasty selection of cakes, coffees and light lunches to treat yourself to.
House: 4 to 6 May: 1 to 31 August, 26 to 27 October.
Tours from 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm (only basic tour free).
Kitchen exhibition 11.30am to 4.30pm.
Estate: 30 March to 29 September: Fri to Sun; July and August, daily; 10am to 5pm.
- Offers bike storage
Car park on site
Selkirk Taxis 01750 23456
- Accessible toilets
- Access statement available
- Guide dogs welcome
- Accessible parking
- Wheelchair ramps/routes
Your group will love a visit to Bowhill House and Country Estate. 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 a one-hour guided tour of the House where you can learn about the wonderful art collection and Buccleuch family history.
A word from the owner
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.
At Bowhill you can wander and wonder on a variety of way-marked trails that vary in distance and terrain. Whether you are looking for a challenging walk up into the hills or a leisurely stroll in the woods, we have more interesting paths than you can shake an oak stick at.
Bowhill House is a dream venue on your doorstep. You only have to meander for one hour through ever-more beautiful Borders countryside to get here from Edinburgh. And when you are here, well, you could be a whole world away.
If you’re imagining a grand country house set in glorious acres of rolling countryside as the backdrop for your perfect event, then you’re picturing Bowhill.
Do you want to host a day that will truly inspire your team? Are you launching a product that deserves the grandest of stages? Perhaps your colleagues deserve a day of sporting excitement or the refined pleasures of a black-tie dinner?
Bowhill House works in partnership with experienced Scottish suppliers and will ensure your event runs perfectly. We have many diverse spaces available, as well as a 61,000-acre estate.