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.