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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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A great place to visit

A really lovely place to spend a full day .... plenty to see and the inside of the house is jaw dropping ..... there are guides who are well learned ( Derek was our guide ... he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really lovely place to spend a full day .... plenty to see and the inside of the house is jaw dropping ..... there are guides who are well learned ( Derek was our guide ... he was very informative and really helpful ) there are 4 category walks which take you around the estate which is well sign posted... More 

Thank Fozzyandthekids
Irvine, United Kingdom
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118 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff really made this visit, from the gentleman who greeted us at the entrance, through the lady in the shop to the two tour guides ( one in training and doing an excellent job). They were so friendly, pleasant, helpful and seemed to take a real pride in the house. The guides in particular were very knowledgable and managed... More 

Thank johndI1060CQ
Langholm, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a walk and kids had fun at the play park. Staff were very kind and friendly. The chap at the entrance was very informative and friendly as was the lady in the gift shop who was also very warm and welcoming. Many thanks to all for an enjoyable visit.

Thank russell b
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57 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A good day out on a day in Selkirk. The tour round the house was informative and engaging for the whole family. The grounds are lovely with some nice short walks and the adventure playground was a hit.

Thank Blinkbonnies
Cartagena, Spain
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242 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Enjoyed a couple of visits with a big family group during a long weekend holiday nearby. Good outdoor play area but the equipment needs some attention and maintenance as a couple of items were faulted which concerned us. The interior play from is only suitable for 10 kids maximum and the acoustics are terrible making it enjoyable to watch the... More 

Thank Bigboy1959
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37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

We'd tried to visit the house earlier in the year, but the opening hours are pretty restrictive, so I'd strongly advise that opening hours are checked in advance. Lunch was OK, my parents enjoyed the soup but my daughter and I found it bland. Sandwiches and paninis were simple but tasty, and service was friendly and efficient. The coffee and... More 

Thank collykay
Durham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

Visited here with the dogs to do the Duchess Drive walk as we were staying quite near. The weather wasn't great when we arrived, spitting on with rain when we set off. Two mile into the seven mile walk the heavens opened, by the end our weatherproof clothing didn't stand a chance and we were soaking. Nice route and some... More 

Thank David H
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24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We have had an annual family yearly pass for Bowhill for the past 7 years and really enjoy the grounds and house. My low rating is based on our recent experience. We drove for almost two hours for the 'Neverland weekend' with our 7 year old son. He was dressed up as a 'Lost boy' and went into the bow... More 

Thank SPP7
Bowhill1812, General Manager at Bowhill House & Country Estate, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback. We are disappointed that we have not lived up to your expectations and we aim to rectify this. We decided at the last minute that it would be nice for every child who had dressed up to get something as we didn’t want anyone to be disappointed, this obviously backfired... More 

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99 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Guided tours only, but well worth a visit. Restricted opening times, better if you phone ahead, especially if you travel from farther away. House itself is nothing special from the outside, but once you've entered! Wow! Really beautiful, guide is very professional and speaks clear, so much information yet he managed to explain most of it. Don't miss it!

Thank Gergely K
Charlottesville, Virginia
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99 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

We went there for a walk around the estate. The area is peaceful and scenic. There is a path around a loch that makes for an easy walk. Good place to walk your dog. However they do require to have your dog on lead.

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