Bowhill House and Country Estate


Discover Sweet Bowhill…

Bowhill House has been a principal home of the Scotts of Buccleuch for two centuries. The present house at Bowhill dates mainly from 1812 and was greatly expanded during the 19th century by architects including William Atkinson, William Burn and David Bryce. Sir Walter Scott, a kinsman and frequent visitor, admired the house so much he christened it ‘Sweet Bowhill’ in his famous poem, ‘The Lay of the Last Minstrel’.

Today, you can experience this beautiful House and Estate for yourself. The House is opened to the public on bank holidays and throughout July, whilst the stunning Estate is open through to September. You can enjoy waymarked walks, tearoom, gift shop and theatre. There’s also plenty to keep little ones entertained from the adventure playground to tree trail activities and soft play. Don’t forget to check our opening times before your visit. We look forward to welcoming you soon.


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