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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, Cultural
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76 reviews 76 reviews
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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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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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Galashiels, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I've been meaning to get to bowhill for over three years as it's only a short distance away but didn't manage to visit until last monad and have to say I'm so annoyed at myself for not getting there beforehand. Brilliant adventure playground for the kids and lots of amazing walks. The house was unfortunately closed but hope next time... More

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Hayling Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Bowhill House is in a lovely setting between the panoramic Ettrick and Yarrow Valleys. We were there with a group and, divided into 3 parties, we were given guided tours of part of the the house. Our guide, from Kent originally, gave us lots of information in a leisurely way about the Buccleuchs and their history which made the tour... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I lived here on the estate ten years ago and this is my first time back after too long. I didn't realize how much I missed it here until now. If ever you want to relocate or just come for a holiday you have to come to The Scottish Borders I can't say more than that. I'll be back but... More

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