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Manderston is a stunning example of Edwardian architecture, the supreme country house in Scotland of it’s era.

A house on which no expense was spared, with opulent staterooms, a silver staircase, marble hall, acres of formal gardens and magnificent stables.

John Kinross the architect designed the house for Sir James Miller a nouveau riche baronet who married into traditional aristocracy. John Kinross was instructed to create a home of glittering style to match Sir James Millers wealth and status as a country gentleman. 

Today Manderston opens it’s doors to the public for visits and private events. Whether you want to visit for a guided tour or book Manderston exclusively for your event you can be sure that a warm welcome awaits you within an impressive, country mansion. Visitors will find much to enjoy including Britain's first privately-owned Biscuit Tin Museum.



Every Thursday and Sunday from 2 May - 29 September and bank holidays in late May and August.

House: 1.30pm - 5pm (last admission 4.15pm).

Gardens: 11.30am - dusk.

Find Us
Find us

Manderston is 47m from Edinburgh and 12m from Berwick-upon-Tweed on A1. 

Take the A6105 (signposted Foulden, Duns). We are 2 miles east of Duns. 

Once you reach our South Gates which are on the A6105 (and will be closed), please follow our arrows/signs which will lead you to the correct entrance. 


Car park on site

  • Free


Historic Houses members visit for free.

£10 per person house and gardens
£6 per person gardens only
Children under 12 free

Group Visits
Group Visits

Manderston are delighted to accommodate groups and special visits during normal opening hours by prior arrangement. 


Manderston is the perfect venue for you to celebrate your special day. Whether you prefer a small intimate celebration or a large wedding party we will work with you to create your bespoke wedding package.

The house offers brides and grooms a selection of private rooms, halls, galleries and botanical gardens to choose from for your reception and wedding breakfast.

One of the most stunning stately homes in Scotland, Manderston offers unique photographic opportunities such as the silver staircase or secluded pond and boat house.

Surrounded by beautiful Berwickshire countryside Manderston is also perfect for an outdoor wedding. Where better to spend your most memorable day?

Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Impress clients and colleagues alike at Manderston.

The house and grounds are perfect for a lavish company retreat, corporate or conference dinners, Christmas celebrations or team building. Manderston is also an impressive venue for meetings and training.

Working with your guest numbers is no problem, as we offer flexible event spaces in the house and for larger or outdoor based events the marquee can be used.

Our catering and event partner Heritage Portfolio’s expert and award-winning events teams can design an event and run it from the inception to the last coffees and chocolates ensuring you have an exceptional professionally run event.

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  • Dinner
  • Team building activities
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments