Overview

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 for 2018 is the Paxton Waterwheel. It is one of the oldest domestic water supply systems in Scotland and was restored throughout 2017.


Today
Today’s opening hours

28 March to 1 November, daily, 10am to 5pm.

Tours at 10.30am, noon, 2pm and 3.30pm.

Opening
Opening

2020

28 March to 1 November, daily, 10am to 5pm.

Tours at 10.30am, noon, 2pm and 3.30pm.

Find Us
Find us

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.

  • Offers bike storage
Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

House & Grounds:
Adult: £10.00
Child: £4.00
Family: £25.00

More admission details

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Hearing loops
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
Group Visits
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.

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details for our special events

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Weddings

Paxton House is a unique wedding venue with a variety of settings to suit all tastes. Take your vows in our magnificent picture gallery, dance the night away in the garden marquee or plan your wedding escape with one of our elopement packages.

With its combination of traditional grandeur and bohemian chic, Paxton House is a gorgeous Georgian mansion located on the border between Scotland and England, close to the towns of Duns (11 miles) and Berwick-Upon-Tweed (5 miles).

Enjoy a wonderfully flexible wedding venue where you’re welcome to put your own creative spin on your day.

Our facilities include:

  • Suppliers list
  • Guest parking
  • Overnight guest accommodation
  • Accessible parking
  • Wedding planner
  • In-house catering

Accommodation

Here at Paxton we have plenty of accommodation for you to stay in and enjoy the 80 acres of grounds for an unlimited amount of time.

Glamping
There are 5 luxury glamping units situated in the Paxton House estate overlooking the beautiful River Tweed. Glampotel combines the very best of camping under canvas, with the luxuries of a boutique hotel.

The Garden Apartment
Our Garden Apartment is situated on the ground floor of the regency wing of the house, which was completed in 1813 to house the elegant Picture Gallery and Library, with their priceless collections of furniture, paintings and objets d’art.

The South Lodge
The South Lodge is a fully refurbished cottage situated at the entrance to Paxton House. This self catered apartment is pet friendly and comes with parking, a garden and access to all of the houses’ grounds.

The Caravan Park
With just 15 van-sites available, you can be sure of a relaxing and quiet stay within our grounds. Guests staying in our Caravan Park gain have unlimited free access to the 80 acres of grounds, including riverside and woodland walks.


Corporate Hire

Corporate events

Paxton is a wonderfully flexible venue, whether you are looking to plan a conference or corporate activity day.  Our variety of rooms cater for a range of different size events:

  • Picture Gallery which can accommodate up to 150 guests
  • The original Dining Room which can accommodate 40 guests
  • The versatile Hayloft which seats 80
  • The house also has its own luxury marquee for up to 200 guests which overlooks the River Tweed.

Paxton House also has a quirky Boathouse for al fresco BBQ’s that caters for 30 guests. With the addition of Paxton’s own boats, which are available for trips up the River Tweed, it really is the place to celebrate.

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Plentiful parking
  • Refreshments
  • Lunch
  • Accessible toilets
  • Dinner
  • Hearing loops
  • Projector and screen
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Breakfast

Today
Today’s opening hours

28 March to 1 November, daily, 10am to 5pm.

Tours at 10.30am, noon, 2pm and 3.30pm.

Opening
Opening

2020

28 March to 1 November, daily, 10am to 5pm.

Tours at 10.30am, noon, 2pm and 3.30pm.

Find Us
Find us

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.

  • Offers bike storage
Parking

Car park on site

  • Free

Admission
Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

House & Grounds:
Adult: £10.00
Child: £4.00
Family: £25.00

More admission details

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Accessible parking
  • Guide dogs welcome
  • Hearing loops
  • Wheelchair ramps/routes
  • Accessible toilets
Group Visits
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.

Other opening


School 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.