Paxton House, Gallery And Country Park

Historic Buildings & Homes

Paxton House, Berwick-upon-tweed, Scottish Borders, TD15 1SZ

    Paxton House was built in 1758 to the design of John and James Adam. Today it boasts many fantastic attractions for a great family day out near Berwick-upon-Tweed in the Scottish Borders.

    Paxton House was originally built for Patrick Home, Laird of Wedderburn and his intended bride, Sophie de Brandt, Lady in Waiting to Queen Elizabeth Christina of Prussia. Unfortunately Sophie never came to Paxton but the house still stands in all its glory and welcomes visitors to come and discover the whole story.

    This grand country house boasts a collection of Chippendale furniture and a fine collection of Regency furniture by William Trotter of Edinburgh. The largest picture gallery in a Scottish country house built by Robert Reid in 1814 houses over 70 paintings from the National Galleries of Scotland. Here you will see masterpieces by Raeburn, Wilkie and Lawrence alongside many works of local interest.

    New to the house is the renovated children's nursery, a visual insight into a child's room of previous years with many games and toys from the Victorian and Regency era's.

    Overlooking the beautiful River Tweed, Paxton House lies at the heart of 80 acres of riverside, woodland, parkland and gardens. Visitors can enjoy a variety of walks and trails, excellent wildlife viewing hides for red squirrels, woodland and riverside birds, a croquet lawn and 9-hole putting green, picnic areas, two adventure play parks and a host of children's house and grounds competitions, nature trails and activities.

    With all this plus the Georgian Kitchen, Regency Gift Shop, Stables Restaurant, the fishing museum, and an ever changing event and exhibition programme, Paxton House is not just an historic country house but a fantastic day out for everyone - a family day out in the Scottish Borders that everyone will enjoy.


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    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    19 Mar 2016 - 30 Oct 2016

    Shop and tea room open 10am-5pm, house open 11am-5pm (lHouse Tours at 1100am, 1230pm, 2pm and ast tour 3.30pm). Grounds open 10am-sunset. Tea room remains open during the Winter, please check our website for up to date times.


    • Breakfast Available
    • Cafe / Restaurant available on site
    • Gluten Free
    • Lunch Available
    • Tea & Coffee Available
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegetarian Food Available


    • Public Toilet Facilities
    • Toilets

    Leisure Facilities

    • Garden
    • Gift Shop
    • Indoor Recreational Facilities
    • Outdoor Recreational Facilities

    Special Requirements

    • Allergy Sufferers
    • Children Welcome
    • Coach Parties Welcome
    • Disabled Citizens
    • Dogs Welcome
    • Families
    • Groups Welcome
    • No Pets Allowed
    • Pets Welcome
    • School Groups Welcome
    • Young People

    Wedding Services

    • Able to erect a marquee
    • Accommodation Available
    • Can use own suppliers
    • Civil Ceremony
    • In-house Co-ordinator
    • Luxury Venue
    • Reception Facilities
    • Religious Ceremony
    • Romantic Location
    • Wedding Packages Available


    • Baby Changing Facilities Available
    • Children Welcome
    • Children's Menu Available
    • Highchair Available
    • Outdoor Play Area


    • ASVA Member
    • No Smoking Permitted
    • Picnic Area

    Payment Methods

    • American Express Card
    • Cash
    • Cheque
    • Debit Card
    • Delta Card
    • JCB Card
    • Mastercard
    • Solo Card
    • Switch Card
    • VISA Card


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point
    • Coach Parking On-site
    • Free Parking On-Site
    • On Public Transport Route
    • Parking

    Road Directions

    Paxton House is signposted 3 miles from the A1 Berwick-upon-Tweed bypass on the B6461 and from the A697 junction with the B6461.

    Edinburgh - 54 miles
    Newcastle - 56 miles

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- British Rail east coast mainline to Berwick upon Tweed - 4 miles.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- 60 miles north on the A1 from Newcastle upon Tyne Airport. 70 miles south on A1 from Edinburgh Airport. 3miles from A1 Berwick upon Tweed bypass.

    Transport within Scotland

    For public transport information to visit here from within Scotland, enter your postcode and visit date below.

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    Access to Public Areas (Displays, exhibits, rides etc)

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to :
      • a public toilet
      • a public toilet suitable for visitors who use a wheelchair
      • the gift shop
      • the information point
      • the ticket issuing point

    Cafeteria / Restaurant

    • Level access (i.e. no steps or thresholds) or access by a ramp or lift to the :
      • restaurant
    • Catering staff provide meals for guests with special dietary requirements


    • Parking provided for visitors
      • Parking on site
      • With designated parking for visitors with disabilities
      • Within about 50 metres of the attraction
    • There is a drop-off point for guests immediately outside the main entrance

    Attraction Entrance

    • There are steps to the main entrance
      • There is a handrail by the steps


    • There is a lift

    This information is self-assessed; therefore we accept no liability for its accuracy. Please contact the venue for further information.

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