Paxton House & Country Park
Things to do in Berwick Scottish Borders
Historical-Buildings in Scotland
Built in 1758 by John and James Adam, Paxton House is one of the finest 18th century Palladian country houses in Britain. The interiors by Robert Adam are matched by the largest collection of Chippendale furniture in Scotland, and the regency furniture by Trotter of Edinburgh.
The House lies in the heart of 80 acres of landscaped gardens, parkland and woodland. The riverside walks along the banks of the Tweed are well signposted and take one to the Ice-house and the Boathouse.
OS ref: NT 932519
How to get there:
By car: Follow the signposted route from the A1 Berwick bypass along the B6461, or from the A697 junction with the B6461.
By public transport: Bus 32 ‘Paxton House Bus’ from Berwick – daily except Sunday.
Seasonal opening details (2013):
16th March till 3rd November.
Daily – House 11am to 4pm – last tour 4pm (Oct 3.30pm).
Grounds – 10am to sunset.
Shop and tea-room 10am to 5pm.
Open all year for group tours by arrangement.
Picture Gallery – British art from 1760 to 1840 – paintings from National Galleries of Scotland Collection.
Extensive education and events programme.
Ellem Fishing Club Exhibition (World's Oldest Fishing Club)
Admission Prices - 2013:
House and Grounds
Adult - £7.60
Conc - £7
Child - Free
Adult - £4
Conc - £3.50
Tel: 01289 386291
The Picture Gallery
The Hayloft Gallery with exhibitions of original artwork, usually for sale.
Adventure Playground and Picnic areas.
Nature trails and woodland walks.
9 hole putting green.
VisitScotland 5-star Historic House
Visitors with Disabilities – accessible toilets, parking, lift access to most areas.
Dogs on leads welcome in the grounds and gardens.
Paxton House function room is available for weddings, receptions and private functions and conferences.
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Paxton House & Country Park, Scotland