Mellerstain House & Gardens

Possibly the only remaining complete building designed by Robert Adam.

Gordon, Berwickshire, TD3 6LG

Mellerstain House in Berwickshire
Not free for members
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
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One of Scotland’s finest stately homes, this Robert Adam masterpiece is a ‘must-see’; complemented by the fine art, period furniture, china and embroidery collections within.

It’s idyllic location does not disappoint, with acres of stunning parkland, formal gardens, lakeside walks and cafe.

Mellerstain, one of Scotland’s great Georgian houses was begun in 1725 by Scottish architect William Adam and completed in 1778 by his more famous son, Robert. The result is an outstanding example of 18th-century Scottish architecture, and some say one of Robert Adam’s finest works.

The interior decoration is stunning – the ceilings are especially worthy of note, having been preserved in the original Adam colours. There is a superb collection of paintings including works by Van Dyck, Gainsborough, Aikman and Ramsay with many lovely pieces of period furniture, china and embroidery collections.

The house stands in beautiful parkland and gardens with a playground, cafe and holiday cottages. A must-see is the Italian-styled terraced garden (laid out in 1910 by Sir Reginald Blomfied), designed to offer new perspectives as you descend to the rose gardens, great lawn and ornamental lake.

Opening Times

Mellerstain House & Gardens is now closed for the season.

The house and gardens are also not part of the 2022 Free for Members scheme.


House & Gardens:

Adult: £10.00
Child: £5.00

Group Visits

Group visits and guided tours  can be arranged during & outwith normal opening hours by prior reservation.  With 4 floors of the house to visit a tour with one of our experienced guides will last up to 1½ hours.

We suggest group organisers allow 3 hours if wishing to visit the gardens and café (catering options available upon request).  For more information please click here.

  • Accessible toilets
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

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