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Bowhill House & Country Estate

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Address: Bowhill, Selkirk TD7 5ET, Scotland
Phone Number: 0175022204
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Lovely Day Out

Fantastic outdoor play area which kept the kids well entertained. Lots of space for picnic and walking.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Kaye S
Stirling, United Kingdom
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Selkirk, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Love Bowhill, but would be better if they could stay open longer. I know its winter, but kids (and adults) do play outside in winter and do like a cafe stop in winter too 😊 Hey ho not to worry it will soon be spring! Like I say I do love Bowhill.

1 Thank Brydonuk
Stirling, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Fantastic outdoor play area which kept the kids well entertained. Lots of space for picnic and walking.

Thank Kaye S
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80 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A treasure worth visiting and the tour guides being so knowledgable make the journey through each of the rooms so interesting. You leave feeling you have stepped back in time and have learnt so much. We were lucky as there were only four in our party which meant Barbara our guide had time to expertly deal with all our questions... More 

Thank j4ewe
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314 reviews
109 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Have visited the excellent adventure playground with our granddaughter previously, and wanted to visit the house. Thoroughly enjoyed the guided tour and seeing the elegantly decorated rooms and artworks. The gardens are a treat with a great walk around the two ponds. Highly recommended. House only open on 10 and 24 Sept at 1pm and 2.30 pm, then closed for... More 

1 Thank Hassendeanbandb
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51 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was over 35 years since I'd been to Bowhill - I didn't have great memories of it as I fell off the zip slide into a pool of mud and got my jacket all dirty! Luckily this time the memories are better! You pay the money to a very nice man on the gate who explains where everything is... More 

1 Thank JulieWEdinburgh
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The attraction was very easy to find. We were greeted on entrance to the estate by a very friendly gentleman to whom we paid our entrance fee. He gave us very clear directions to the various areas of the estate. We made our way to the courtyard to wait for the next tour to begin. We were taken around the... More 

Thank cromergirl
Scottish Borders, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great place to spend the day lots of things to do, fantastic adventure playground for the kids and an indoor soft play if the weather is not so good, lovely little courtyard with café and shop, a choice of a number of woodland walks, place is very well kept and maintained and staff could not have been friendlier, the main... More 

Thank mtog1
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75 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 via mobile

Terrific house, spectacular art and treasures, knowledgeable guide, beautiful grounds and walks, clean loos and a well-priced cafe with good food. All the staff were very welcoming - thank you, we had a lovely day ... good value too!

Thank CrossyCross
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60 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

excellent guide, loved the China, paintings, furniture, silver. It felt as though it was a house that had been a happy home over the years. It's a delight for the younger children with the huge play area. The grounds are lovely but mare sure you wear comfortable sensible walking shoes. There are also Ranger guides at a small fee. The... More 

Thank Birkdale11
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26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

Bowhill House is an example of a country house doing everything it can to attract visitors. There are lots of things for children including games in the courtyard, a great adventure playground, soft play (additional fee) and 'ranger' activities in the school holidays (additional fee). There are lovely, easy loch walks and the grounds are stunning. You have these mostly... More 

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