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Bowhill House & Country Estate

Bowhill, Selkirk TD7 5ET, Scotland
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Ranked #1 of 8 attractions in Selkirk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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English first
Grangemouth, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

very nice staff work here, i had a tour from a lovely knowlegable lady. this is a beautiful house filled with art in gorgeous grounds with lake and wooland walk. There is a great play area and an indoor one too. There is a nice cafe where i had lunch of smoked salmon and cream cheese bread and salad, very... More

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Borders
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Bowhill House is set in the beautiful Scottish Borders, with amazing views from all around the house. The tours of the house are very informative & interesting. It is all one one level with maybe a couple of steps into one room.You are offered a small folding seat to take around the house if you want one, incase you get... More

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St Monans, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

What a fantastic place. The guide well informed and able to answer our questions. The furniture and paintings are amazing. Take time to admire the minitures- they are beautiful. What a collection!

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Lovely walks, reasonably priced tea room, and an adventure playground with big enough slides and zip wires to even keep a 14 year old amused!!

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Watford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Bowhill House is great value. The house is only open during July but that doesn't matter. For just £4 you can get an annual ticket and visit as many times as you like. This means you can go on any number of the guided walks as often as you like. A wonderful way to get some exercise in the beautiful... More

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Greenlaw, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Really Good value with £12 family pass for the season - plenty of things in the newly designed play area for older children (mine are 8, 10 and 11) and younger children. Plenty of routes round the lakes which would be suitable for off road buggies and at a push small scooters/bikes. Longer routes could be better signposted, but don't... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Only pay once for the season. Staff really friendly. Food reasonable priced. Only £1 for a big jug of orange. We enjoyed going on the big walk on our mountain bikes. Steep climb with great views and really fast decent. More routes would be appreciated. Great children's adventure play area.

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scotland
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5 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

House was closed but we had really only gone to walk the dog and have a coffee and cake. Lots of dog walking routes, horses too. Disappointing that the café doesn't let dogs in, you can sit outside, but it was cold and damp. The cakes were dry and the coffee needed a bit of oomph. Would like to come... More

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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

This is my second year as a season pass holder. For £4, an adult gains entry to the grounds (house is extra), but for that £4, you pop into the gift shop, where they give you a season ticket for no extra cost. The adventure playground has recently been refurbished and is great for both adults and kids. It's in... More

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Selkirk, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

we found it a wonderful place to go for walks and there is a cafe to eat the foods brilliant and great value for money, this is a favorite place of ours to visit at weekends loads of special events.

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