Our 2017 Summer Trip will be to Bowhill near Selkirk, belonging to the Duke of Buccleuch.
Bowhill’s rich history is complemented by being home to many of the jewels of the Buccleuch Collection. Created over many generations and five centuries by the Montagu Douglas and Scott forebears of the Dukes of Buccleuch and Queensberry, it is internationally recognised as one of the most important in the country.
The painting collection is outstanding ranging from an exceptional series of family portraits by Thomas Gainsborough and Sir Joshua Reynolds including the latter’s iconic Lady Caroline Scott as ‘Winter’, to fine landscapes by Claude and Ruysdael, including a set of Italian views by Guardi and Pannini and an exceptional Canaletto of London.
The visit is planned for Sunday 4th June.
The cost of this trip is likely to be around £25+ including, bus, driver’s tip, coffee and biscuits and a private conducted tour.