Arniston House & Bowhill House

Arniston House & Bowhill House

Relax on a day out to visit Arniston House, described as one of the most important
William Adam houses in Scotland, and sited only 11 miles from Edinburgh, followed by a
tour of Bowhill House, one of the homes of the Duke of Buccleuch.

Venue: Arniston House  &  Bowhill House
Time: The coach will leave Glasgow at 9.00am and return at approximately 6.00pm
Cost: £58 including refreshments and a light lunch

Arniston House

On arrival at Arniston we will have tea/coffee/scones and jam in the Main Hall. The tour of the House will be conducted by the owner Althea Dundas-Bekker and her daughter Henrietta Dundas. The Dundas family have connections to the site going back 450 years: the 1500s Tower House was replaced by the Adam mansion house around the 1730s. Arniston is home to fine furniture, china and wonderful paintings including works by Sir Henry Raeburn and Alexander Nasmyth.

Bowhill House

We will have a light lunch at Bowhill, followed by a tour of the house, with time to visit the gardens. The present house dates mainly from 1812, and was greatly expanded during the 19th century by architects including William Atkinson, William Burn and David Bryce. The Buccleuch Collection is internationally recognised as one of the most important in the country. The paintings include family portraits by Thomas Gainsborough and Sir Joshua Reynolds, and works by Claude, Guardi and Canaletto.


Limited numbers so please book early. The cost of £58 pp includes coach travel from central Glasgow, tea/coffee/scones on arrival at Arniston House, a light lunch at Bowhill House, and guided tours of the Houses. The coach will leave Glasgow at 9.00am and return at approximately 6.00pm. Download the booking form here

NOTE: The event will be subject to compliance with any restrictions/requirements in relation to Covid-19.


Image “Arniston House with its Orangery” by Beth M527 is marked with CC BY-NC 2.0