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Bowhill House & Country Estate

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Address: Bowhill, Selkirk TD7 5ET, Scotland
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An amazing find

We visited here today and we are so glad we did! The adventure play park was brilliant! Great for all ages and very spacious. The cafe was great- scones were delicious! We did the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 16, 2016
Lynne1153
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

We visited here today and we are so glad we did! The adventure play park was brilliant! Great for all ages and very spacious. The cafe was great- scones were delicious! We did the 2 mile loch walk with the kids which they managed easily. The Victorian kitchen was a lovely surprise too. Can't wait to visit again. Thanks

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

Thank you for your review, we are glad you enjoyed your day and we look forward to welcoming you back! More 

Maplewood, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2016

This house was the hunting lodge for the Baccleuch family for many years and is now one of the family residences when they are in Scotland. Ever since they moved out of Dalkeith House, this house has gained in stature as many of the fine furnishings, fireplaces, and artwork was moved to Bowhill. This is truly a house that shows... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are glad you found Bowhill a special place too. More 

Selkirk, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

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

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Yorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Hawick
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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East Lothian, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Lancashire
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93 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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