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The Hirsel

The Hirsel is a 500-acre park with lake and river with a seat of the Douglas-Home family at its core.

Coldstream, Berwickshire, TD12 4LP

The Hirsel historic house

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Free for members
Facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Charged parking
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Mostly wheelchair accessible
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
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The Hirsel is a 500-acre park with lake and river. A spectacular rhododendron and azalea wood can be seen, along with daffodils in April.

The site is a haven for ducks and summer migrants. Also features craft shops, tea room, pottery, museum.

Today, the Homestead and the Hirsel Walks (open 365 days of the year)  provide visitors to the Hirsel with a fascinating day out in the beautiful surroundings of Hirsel Estate Policies.

An entry charge of £2.50 per car is made to visitors to the Hirsel enabling them to enjoy the facilities provided by the Estate and assisting in the cost of maintaining the walks around the Lake and in Dundock Wood.

Douglas and Angus Estates is the Douglas-Home Family estate company. The Family, an amalgam of two of the great Border Families (Home and Douglas) also own the Douglas Estate in South Lanarkshire, where unbroken Stewardship goes back for nearly 1,000 years.

Opening Times

2022

Open every day during daylight hours.

An entry charge of £2.50 per car is made to visitors to the Hirsel enabling them to enjoy the facilities provided by the Estate and assisting in the cost of maintaining the walks around the Lake and in Dundock Wood.

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

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

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The Museum

The Museum’s aim is to introduce visitors to what can be seen and heard as they explore the Estate and to provide some historical background, so that they can understand how people lived and worked at the Hirsel in the past, as well as discovering how different departments and operations affected each other, and the natural history of the Estate as a whole. The museum is located in several outbuildings around the craft courtyard.

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