Bowhill, Selkirkshire, Borders
The Yarrow and the Ettrick waters meet just a mile or so
south-west of the town of Selkirk, and at their junction stands this rambling
Georgian mansion, started by the 3rd Duke of Buccleuch in 1795 and
worked on by several hands, including William Atkinson and William Burn.
Until James V beat them out of it in the 16th
century, the Ettrick Forest was a great tract of wooded land rich with game and
thick with reivers and freebooters, some of whose exploits are recorded in the
Border Ballads. Bowhill is open to the public, who come to see its collection of
paintings, with works by Leonardo Canaletto, Claude, Gainsborough and Reynolds,
and also relics of Scott, who was Sheriff of nearby Selkirk and who did so much
to popularize and romanticize the region through his work (including that on
Bowhill is a hidden gem that has much to offer on your visit,
contact Ireland & Scotland Luxury Tours now to arrange a visit on your chauffeur
driven tour of Scotland!