Stay and play at three great Estates this summer

With so much to offer visitors, the South of Scotland is the ideal place to stay and play. From Castles to Houses, adventure sports to family activities, you will be spoilt for choice. And, did we mention there are some amazing places to stay too?

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You may already be familiar with Dalkeith Country Park but do you know we have links to two other South of Scotland attractions – Bowhill House & Grounds and Drumlanrig Castle & Estate?

Drumlanrig Castle, Bowhill House and Dalkeith Country Park are all owned by the Duke of Buccleuch. They share a passion for the great outdoors, excellent family days out and remarkable history and art collections.

Drumlanrig Castle

Drumlanrig Castle

The adventure starts the minute you turn up the tree-lined drive and discover the imposing, but beautiful, view of the Castle. In July and August you can join friendly guides on a Castle Tour and discover the tall tales of the Douglas family

But don’t miss the great outdoors. Explore the large Castle Gardens from Easter to the end of September, the kids will love the Adventure Playground! Wander the way-marked walks and cycle quiet country roads all year round.

And, for adventure lovers, we have just teamed up with Scottish Assault Courses who will be offering a whole host of new activities from adrenaline-fuelled paintball to new craze airsoft.

Bowhill House

Bowhill House

Bowhill House & Grounds, nestled in the stunning Scottish Borders, is truly a hidden gem. Be bowled over by the picturesque grounds. Discover lochs inspired by Sir Walter Scott, waymarked walks, the romantic ruins of Newark Tower and the kids favourite – the Adventure Playground. You can also delve in to the fascinating history of Bowhill House and the Scotts of Buccleuch on a Guided Tour during August.

Located in the heart of the Scottish Borders, the holiday apartments are the perfect base to explore the grounds and wider area.

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Dalkeith Country Park

Dalkeith Country Park is 1,000 acres of history, walks, wellness, shopping, food and adventure, all in a beautiful setting just a few miles from Edinburgh. There is something for everyone. Enjoy family fun in Fort Douglas Adventure Park. Find your thrills in Go Ape. Walk the waymarked trails to take in the beauty of The Park. Or head into Restoration Yard to eat in the award-winning restaurant, shop happy in The Store, or restore yourself in the wellbeing studio.

Stay with us

With so much to see and do at all of the Buccleuch Estates, why not make a break of it! Enjoy a country escape in one of Drumlanrig’s stunning holiday cottages and apartments. Or opt for a back-to-basics adventure and pitch up at Dalkeith Country Park.

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