Paxton House

Georgian mansion with exceptional Robert Adam interiors.

Berwick-on-Tweed, Berwickshire, TD15 1SZ

Paxton House grounds in Scotland
Free for members
  • Accessible loos
  • Accessible parking
  • Bike storage facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Hearing loops
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Originally built for Patrick Home, a young Scottish laird, Paxton House is one of the finest 18th-century Palladian country houses in Britain featuring Adam interiors.

It has recently gained recognition for its nationally important collection of Chippendale and Trotter furniture by Museums Galleries Scotland on behalf of The Scottish Government.

Paxton House is also home to the largest picture gallery in a Scottish country house, housing over 70 paintings from the National Galleries of Scotland. It has twelve period rooms including the stunning dining room, library and drawing room.

Additional attractions include boat trips down the River Tweed, 80 acres of gardens, woodland and riverside walks, gift shops, tearoom, adventure playground, picnic areas, squirrel hide and changing exhibitions throughout the year.

A new attraction is the Paxton Waterwheel. It is one of the oldest domestic water supply systems in Scotland and was restored throughout 2017.

Opening Times


April to October, daily, 10am to 5pm.

Tours at 10.15am, 11:45am, 2pm, and 3.30pm.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times


Historic Houses members visit for free.

House & Grounds:
Adult: £12.00
Child: £6.00
Family: £30.00

Group Visits

The house and grounds provide the perfect location for groups to enjoy a day out and learn more about Paxton House. Our wonderful collection is on display throughout the house, it can be viewed on a standard tour and an in-depth specialist tour is also available.

For further information and to book a group tour please click here.

Educational Visits

Whilst we offer fun trails for children and activity sessions throughout the summer we also host a range of specially tailored school visits year round including Victorian themed sessions.

For more information please contact:

Frances Reid

01289 386291

  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Hearing loops
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
Visit the house's website
for the latest information.

Getting here

Berwick-on-Tweed, Berwickshire, TD15 1SZ

Paxton House is located 3m west of Berwick-Upon-Tweed. Take the B6461 sign to Paxton House from the A1.

You can also reach us by train with the East Coast Main Line arriving in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, just 3 miles from Paxton House. The bus number 32 leaves Berwick-Upon-Tweed from Monday to Saturday from April to October.

paxton house on map

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