Deep in the heart of the Scottish Borders, beside winding glens and heathery hills, an enchanting country estate awaits you. And at its centre is a magnificent country home reflected in a loch with rooftops framed by rich forestry.

The Grounds

At Bowhill you can enjoy several waymarked walks – from the buggy friendly Upper Loch walk taking in views of the House, to the 7 mile hike up the Duchess Drive with stunning views across the whole of the Borders.

The woodland adventure playground is well known in the Borders with its zip wires, slides, tall climbing net, forts and more to enjoy.

The Courtyard area acts as the visitor hub where the Old Kitchen Café, serving light refreshments, the old Victorian Kitchen (closed at this time), Love and Respect in the Victorian Age Exhibition (closed at this time) and new Courtyard Gallery are all located.

The House

Bowhill House, is a hidden treasure, amongst so many other historic homes in the area.   Inside you will discover a world class art collection with works by Reynolds and Gainsborough, a portrait miniature collection, second only to the Queens, and a fascinating family history told by knowledgeable, experienced House Guides.


Bowhill is open seasonally.   The Grounds can be enjoyed for the local Scottish Borders Easter fortnight and then they are open from the 1st June to the end of August.

The House itself is open all year round for educational/private groups by appointment.  Bowhill House opens to the public in August

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