Broughton House & Garden

Historic Buildings & Homes

12 High Street, Kirkcudbright, Dumfries & Galloway, DG6 4JX

    Head to Kirkudbright where you can explore the 18th century Broughton House, home and studio of the artist E.A Hornel until his death in 1933.

    A hidden treasure nestling on the banks of the River Dee near the Artists' Town of Kirkcudbright, this magnificent 18th century town house was bought in 1901 by Hornel, one of the celebrated group of painters known as 'The Glasgow Boys'. Taking inspiration from such French Naturalist painters as Bastien-Lepage and also from Whistler, the Glasgow Boys produced some of the most revolutionary paintings in Britain, drawing praise in London, Munich, and Vienna and further afield.

    Today, Broughton House is owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland. Inside, you will find a fantastic collection of art, ceramics, furniture and literature and, having been influenced by his time in Japan; outside you will find a stunning Japanese style-garden offering a tranquil haven for you to relax and enjoy.

    4 Historic House
    Green Tourism Silver
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    Garden Only:
    1 February to 29 March, Mon-Fri, 11-4

    House and Garden:
    30 March to 31 October, daily, 12-5 (last entry 4.30)
    1 November to 18 Dec, Thurs-Sun, 11-4 (last entry 4.30)


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome


    • Picnic Area

    Special Requirements

    • Dogs Welcome Broughton House allows visitors to the House to bring dogs on a lead into the garden only, and we always have a bowl of fresh water out at the front door on hot days.

    Wedding Services

    • Civil Ceremony
    • Luxury Venue
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Romantic Location


    • Public Toilet Facilities

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Parking Parking is free throughout Kirkcudbright and is available on-street although the High Street can be busy, around the town and in nearby car parks.

    Transport within Scotland

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    • There is a lift

    Ticket / Information / Gift Shop [where applicable]

    • Information available in alternative formats
      • Large print (at least 14 point)


    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance
    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction

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