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Bowhill House & Country Estate

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Address: Bowhill, Selkirk TD7 5ET, Scotland

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Lots to see and do for all the family

Lovely place to visit, we recently went up with our daughter who will be two in August and she had a ball in the new park, lots of different things for them to explore. The house... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Lovely place to visit, we recently went up with our daughter who will be two in August and she had a ball in the new park, lots of different things for them to explore. The house has lots of walks for all abilities to do from walks around the grounds to longer walks like the duchesses drive which is spectacular... More 

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Inverness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We were planning a cycle trip around the circuit incorporating Ettrick Bridge and the Witchie Knowe and looked for a place to park the car. We found the Bowhill House and Country Estate. We do not mind paying for parking but at £3.50 we thought that a bit steep, especially when for that, we could not access any of the... More 

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Bowhill1812, General Manager at Bowhill House & Country Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback, we appreciate it. We are sorry to hear that you were not happy with the pricing strategy. We charge entry to the estate ‘per person’ and we endeavour to keep our entry charges comparable with other similar local attractions, with the ‘pay once scheme’ being an added bonus. On... More 

Lanarkshire
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Perhaps the Victorian exterior does not match the grandeur of Adam houses, but the interiors more than make up for it. Take the tour with the knowledgeable guides, and learn the history of the family and its part on Scottish life. The inner hallway,and the dining room, with its silver and paintings by Reynolds and Canaletto, are simply stunning. The... More 

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a compact area of soft play equipment and all indoors My grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed their time and clearly want to go back. At only two pounds each that sounds good to me. The coffee shop next door is also worth a visit for adults (and children! ).

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Bowhill was recommended to me. Spent a great day there, great cafe, small soft play ( handy when it started raining). Plenty of walks and brilliant outdoor adventure playground. Great value for money, included a season pass for future visits.

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Renfrewshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We visited on Easter Sunday and the grounds were mobbed with families on an Easter egg hunt. The house is seldom open and we were lucky to have a quiet tour. It is full of old masters and original furniture. After the tour, the restaurant had quietened down and we had a very good reasonably priced lunch. Well worth the... More 

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Wandel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We went on Easter Sunday and it was packed! The estate looked at its best in the sunshine, and there were tons of kids having a wonderful time with various egg hunts. We were able to take our dog and walked all around the loch and the woods. The house tour was quiet so we got a chance to ask... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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Address: Address: Bowhill, Selkirk TD7 5ET, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Scottish Borders  >  Selkirk

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