Visit to Bowhill House, Scottish Borders

Today, a member¬†of the Catswhiskers‘ team joined a group visit to Bowhill House, near Selkirk in the Scottish Borders region.

Bowhill is a grand mansion dating from 1812 which stands in beautiful scenery comprising mixed woodland and farming between the Ettrick and Yarrow rivers.The interior of the property is richly endowed with artwork, decor and furniture photographs of which are not permitted. More information:-

  • Long-standing connection with the Scott/Buccleuch¬†family which includes Scottish romantic novelist, Sir Walter Scott. The latter featured “Sweet Bowhill” in his poem, Lay of the Last Minstrel. The family is currently headed by John, 9th Duke of Buccleuch¬†and Jane, Duchess¬†of Buccleuch.
  • Replaced an earlier building from 1708. Much embellished during the 19th century.
  • Architects included William Atkinson, William Burn and David Bryce, all of whom were active in the 19th century.
  • Principal rooms comprise:
    • Gallery Hall
    • Dalkeith Room
    • Sir Walter Scott Room
    • Monmouth Room
    • Italian Room
    • Dining Room
    • Morning Room
    • Drawing Room
    • Staircase Hall.
  • The extensive grounds offer visitors facilities for hiking, fishing and horse riding. There are also¬†well maintained¬†gardens,
  • Selkirk is about one hour south of Edinburgh.

Colourful ground covering at Bowhill House, Scotland

Landscape at Bowhill House, Scotland

Topiary at Bowhill House, Scottish Borders

Gardens at Bowhill House, Scottish Borders

Aspect of Bowhill House, Scottish Borders

Tour Group entering Bowhill House, Selkirk, Scotland

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