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Bowhill House & Country Estate

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Address: Bowhill, Selkirk TD7 5ET, Scotland

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Kids' paradise!

Loved the play area for the kids. Stunning scenery and food. The kids absolutely wants to return to that play area!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Loved the play area for the kids. Stunning scenery and food. The kids absolutely wants to return to that play area!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Bowhill was closed for the season, but you could walk in the grounds, which were large and extensive, and had lots of snowdrops just beginning to appear. The lakes are also wonderful to look at.

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Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Vast, beautiful estate. We visited on a day when the main house and tearoom was closed but we were there for the walk, so that did not bother us much. We did the walk up Duchess's drive all the way up through to the edge of the forest, through the gate and all the way up the hill to the... More 

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We visited Bowhill and walked round the grounds. Although the house was closed the walk was worthwhile

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Scottish Borders
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Bowhill is situated near Selkirk in The Scottish Borders.The estate is owned by the Duke of Buccleuch. The grounds are beautiful and provide some great walks. There is a play area for children which is excellent and safe. Throughout the year there are numerous activities for most tastes. Enjoy lovely walks and stunning scenery then end your visit in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Had a lovely walk around the grounds and lake, which could have been longer or shorter depending on how energetic you feel.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Visited today with a group of friends. The guides Barbara and Gilbert were excellent and brought it to life. Barbara was very informative and Gilbert was very good at spicing some of the stories up. Well worth a visit for young and old alike. Café is very good and the staff are very pleasant. I had Carrot and Apple soup... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Went for a visit when staying near by fir the weekend.... The house was closed but the grounds where lovely and the kids loved the play park.... Would def visit again

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Durham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

I am not terribly fond of grand country houses but this one is quite a bit special. The history of the family and the house is very interesting. The internal décor and furnishings are superb. But perhaps best of all are the incredible paintings, many of whom were produced by famous artists that even I have heard of. The paintings... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

As the Duke says in his preface to his beautifully produced guide book, this house is the spiritual home of the Scott family, Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry, its imposing size does nothing to dispel the feeling of a family home. But what magnificence it holds! The huge house, some 400 feet long, built of dark grey stone is set... More 

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