In 1812 the 4th Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry commissioned William Atkinson to build the current house. Following the death of the Duke in 1819 work was stopped. Work began again in 1831 under the 5th Duke following his marriage to Lady Charlotte Thynne, daughter of the Marquess of Marquess of Bath.
We had a wonderful tour of the house and its treasures, our guide Barbara’s knowledge of the house and family was remarkable. The house is surrounded by beautiful countryside plus there are several lovely walks around the grounds, especially around the garden loch. After a lovely walk around the loch, we had refreshments on the Minstrel Tea Room then visited the Courtyard Gift Shop.
We travelled back to Melrose via the Ettrick Valley.
Bowhill from the loch
Bowhill from the front
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