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Bowhill House and Country Estate, Selkirk, Borders

Bowhill House and Country Estate
Bowhill
Selkirk
Borders

TD7 5ET | View map
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Scottish Borders home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, dating mainly from 1812 and christened 'Sweet Bowhill' by Sir Walter Scott in his Lay of the Last Minstrel.

Internationally renowned art collection, including Canaletto's Whitehall, works by Guardi, Claude, Ruysdael, Gainsborough, Raeburn, Reynolds, Van Dyck and Wilkie. Superb French furniture, Meisson and Sevres porcelain, silver and tapestries.

Historic relics include Monmouth's saddle and execution shirt, Sir Walter Scott's plaid and some proof editions, Queen Victoria's letters and gifts to successive Duchess of Buccleuch, her Mistress of the Robes.

Completely restored Victorian kitchen, Bowhill Little Theatre, a lively centre for the performing arts.

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Nearest Train Station: Edinburgh
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Nearest UK Airport: Edinburgh
Group Affiliations: HHA
Tourist Info Number: +44 (0) 1750 200 54
Months Open: Easter Fortnight then weekends and bank holidays until July and August when we are open daily.
Groups/Parties Welcome: Yes
Discount for Groups: Yes
Coach Parking: Yes
Car Parking: Yes
Conference Facilities: Yes
Contact Name for Groups: Mrs. Helen Currie/Mrs Patricia Gray
Admission Price: Park: £3.50, House: £8.00
Gift Shop: Yes
Catering: The Minstrel Tearoom

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