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Broughton House & Garden

The home of ‘Glasgow Boy’ Hornel sits in a Japanese-inspired garden and hosts an impressive collection of art

Planning your visit

Light refreshments are now available at Broughton House. Please ask a member of our team if you need any more information.

There are also a number of cafés and tearooms in Kirkcudbright.

On-street parking is available outside the house (although the High Street can be busy); further parking is available around the town and in nearby car parks.

Dogs on a lead are allowed in the garden, and we always have a bowl of fresh water at the front door on hot days.

For more information about planning your visit please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by email: or telephone 01557 330437.


See full accessibility information
Accessible toilet
Buggy access
Children’s activities
Guided tour
Large print

Opening times

House & Garden

Current period1 Nov–19 Mar 2020, closed 20 Mar–1 Nov, daily, 10.00–17.00 2 Nov–31 Dec, closed

Entry prices

One adult family
Young Scot

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50



  • There are steps up to the front door without a handrail.
  • There are steps, stairs and changes of level throughout the house, with some narrow doorways.
  • The house is not suitable for larger wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
  • Above the lower ground floor, the property is currently only accessible to visitors who can manage unaided. (We’re planning to improve access to other floors in the house – please check the website before your visit.)
  • For visitors who need assistance, a video entry system from the lane at the side of the house provides access to most of the lower ground floor rooms, including a new exhibition area and Hornel’s Studio. 
  • Large print guides are available throughout the house.


  • Garden benches are available on the lawns and overlooking the River Dee. 
  • Part of the garden can be viewed from Hornel’s Studio. 
  • Large print guides are available in the garden room.
  • The narrow garden paths are not suitable for wider wheelchairs or mobility scooters. 
  • The paving in the garden is very uneven and sometimes slippery.
  • We’re planning to improve access to the garden for wheelchair users and visitors needing assistance – please check the website before your visit.

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.