VISITOR SERVICES & HOSPITALITY

Our four unique heritage destinations, Boughton, Bowhill, Drumlanrig Castle and Dalkeith Country Park, welcome thousands of visitors annually. Each includes a magnificent historic house set in a beautifully maintained design landscape. We are proud to share the fascinating living history and green open spaces of these heritage destinations for the enjoyment of all our visitors.

BOUGHTON: LIVING HERITAGE

Situated within rural Northamptonshire, Boughton Estate is home to Boughton House, which has survived virtually unchanged since the 17th century. Often called ‘the English Versailles’, Boughton House sits within an oasis of curated parklands and gardens and contains a wide collection of works from esteemed artists such as El Greco and Van Dyck, furniture, and objets d’art, making it ever popular with visitors.

While the House and grounds have hosted major events, such as Greenbelt Festival and been used as a location for major films, the wider estate supports Buccleuch’s diverse enterprises including agriculture, forestry, and renewable energy.

VISIT THE BOUGHTON HOUSE WEBSITE

DRUMLANRIG: ADVENTURE AWAITS

At the heart of the Queensberry Estate, nestled in the valley of the River Nith, Dumfriesshire, sits Drumlanrig Castle. Constructed of distinctive pink sandstone between 1679 and 1689, the Castle is home to remarkable artworks from the Buccleuch Collection and, together with its surrounds, attracts tens of thousands of visitors annually, some drawn by its appearance in the Outlander series.

Surrounding the Castle there are forty acres of gardens to explore and outdoor activities such as cycling and walking trails for visitors to enjoy. Drumlanrig Castle’s extensive woodlands and river and loch environments are home to a huge variety of wildlife from the native red squirrel to otters, and abundant birdlife. The wider estate supports Buccleuch’s diverse enterprises including agriculture, forestry, renewable energy, hospitality and tourism, and sporting.

VISIT THE DRUMLANRIG CASTLE WEBSITE

BOWHILL: HISTORY, SHARED

The historic country home of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch, Bowhill House and its surroundings are a hidden treasure in the Scottish Borders. Originally built in 1708, and completed in its current form in 1876, the House hosts an historic art collection, including miniatures and objets d’art.

The surrounding Estate features many miles of way-marked walking trails and families can enjoy the adventure playground. The diverse estate includes a broad spectrum of Buccleuch enterprises including forestry, agriculture, residential and commercial property, renewable energy, hospitality, and tourism.

VISIT THE BOWHILL HOUSE WEBSITE

DALKEITH: PARK, LIFE

Just outside Edinburgh, Dalkeith Country Park offers a range of activities for all the family. It has been transformed into a thriving visitor destination welcoming thousands of visitors each year.

Visitors can spend time in Restoration Yard and its unique store, restaurant, and wellbeing studio at the heart of the park and children can let off steam in Fort Douglas adventure playground. The Park is also home to the successful Go Ape aerial assault course and summer camping. Future initiatives include forest lodge accommodation, improved access and carparking, and development of the magnificent Dalkeith Palace as a significant cultural destination.

The Park is also home to farming operations and managed woodlands, which include extensive marked walks to enjoy.

VISIT THE DALKEITH COUNTRY PARK WEBSITE

VISIT THE RESTORATION YARD WEBSITE

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