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WOW - FABOLOUS

What an amazing place- from the coffee shop to the kitchen museum to the house and gardens - all... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
isobur
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Better than most other houses

I have visited many old houses and expected this to be just more of the same. I was wrong. I came... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
EC5682
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing place- from the coffee shop to the kitchen museum to the house and gardens - all VERY very good, interesting and worth it. Would definitely recommend - £11 entrance well worth it.

Thank isobur
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited many old houses and expected this to be just more of the same. I was wrong. I came away knowing a lot about the family, this was down to the guide. Her knowledge of the people and paintings was outstanding We visited...More

Thank EC5682
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Having visited the English seat of the Buccleuch family, Boughton House, in August, we were keen to see the Scottish house near Selkirk. We were certainly not disappointed since Bowhill contains vast numbers of treasures, both furniture and paintings, as well as family heirlooms. What...More

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

What a wonderful and magical place. Visited here with my 13yr old and 2 yr old and their was enough to keep us all occupied. Beautiful walks, magical fairy like gardens, gorgeous trees and a very warm welcome at the gates.

Thank SwissfamilyBs
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Our second visit, the first was in winter for a Duathlon, this time we toured the house and grounds. Very friendly and helpful staff, very knowledgeable and very nice cake and coffee!

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Bowhill1812, General Manager at Bowhill House & Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2018

Thank you for the review, delighted that you had a five star experience with us and I hope we see you again! Thank you!

Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

Beautiful estate. All the staff were very nice and experienced especially Norman. Had a great day out here.

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

Loved our visit here but was disappointed at the lack of flowers/gardens round the house and the walled garden was closed - a 4 rather than 5 stars. However, hugely interesting tour, very busy too, running almost constantly which is excellent and acres of woodland...More

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Bowhill1812, General Manager at Bowhill House & Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you for leaving a review. Really glad you enjoyed your tour! The gardens aren't traditionally what people expect when they visit a country house, Bowhill was designed as the country residence and the focus was by on the designed landscape like the terracing by...More

Reviewed 26 July 2018

From entry to leaving all the staff were excellent.Taking a house guide was a very good idea.The cafe area is clean, well presented and reasonably priced.We took a year ticket as we returned 3 times to do different walks..Do not miss the 7 mile forest...More

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Bowhill1812, General Manager at Bowhill House & Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you for leaving such a lovely review and its a great tip for people to make sure they do the Duchess Drive walk, one of our absolutely favourite walks in the area! Thank you again

Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We booked afternoon tea a couple of days in advance as pre-booking is essential. On the day, staff were ready for us and were very pleasant, efficient and helpful. We opted not to have the prosecco option as I was driving. The range of sweet...More

Thank goeco
Bowhill1812, General Manager at Bowhill House & Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thank you for leaving a review, we are glad you found everything fresh and varied and the staff pleasant and helpful but disappointed that is wasn't quite as good as you had hoped - we will have review your feedback and hopefully improve for next...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

We visited Bowhill in mid June and had a lovely afternoon. We learned that once you’ve paid your entry, you can return throughout the rest of the season free of charge. The adventure playground is fantastic, there is something for all ages from toddlers to...More

Thank MrsW28
Bowhill1812, General Manager at Bowhill House & Country Estate, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2018

Thank you for the lovely review! I hope we will see you again and again over the summer months!

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Magnoliasprings
24 October 2017|
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Response from Bowhill1812 | Property representative |
Hi, we did a torchlight walk as part of the Borders Heritage Festival this year (2017) we may do another one next year but plans have not been finalised yet. Our website will be updated in the New Year with details of... More
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Bowhil
23 July 2015|
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Response from Bowhill1812 | Property representative |
Yes, please call our Estate Office to arrange on 01750 20753 Thank you
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