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Bowhill House & Country Estate

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Address: Bowhill, Selkirk TD7 5ET, Scotland

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Great value for money

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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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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