Paxton House

Paxton House
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 1SZ

01289 386291

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Overview

Overlooking the beautiful River Tweed, Paxton House lies at the heart of 80 acres of riverside, woodland, parkland and gardens. Paxton House was built in 1758 to the design of John and James Adamthis grand country house boasts a collection of Chippendale furniture and a fine collection of Regency furniture by William Trotter of Edinburgh. The magnificent picture gallery was built by Robert Reid in 1814 houses over 70 paintings from the National Galleries of Scotland. Here you will see masterpieces by Raeburn, Wilkie and Lawrence alongside many works of local interest.

Visitors can enjoy a variety of walks and trails including our brand new and very popular Fairy Trail and Woodland Trail. We run boat trips up the river Tweed to Horncliffe throughout the season which is a great way to learn about local wildlife and history. Paxton House also has a croquet lawn and 9-hole putting green, picnic areas, two adventure play parks and a host of children's house and grounds competitions, nature trails and activities.

We also have a 15 pitch (none serviced) caravan park in our Kitchen Garden and 4 luxury glamping units down by the river.

With all this plus the Georgian Kitchen, Regency Gift Shop, Stables Restaurant, the fishing museum, and an ever changing event and exhibition programme, Paxton House is not just an historic country house but a fantastic day out for everyone - a family day out in the Scottish Borders that everyone will enjoy.

Paxton House will open Friday 29th March to Sun 3rd November 2019.

Access information

Lift access to the first floor of the house where you find the Picture Gallery. There is also a lift to the Hayloft Gallery. Please inform a member of staff if you need to use the lifts. Due to the size of the lift, some modified wheelchairs are too wide to fit safely, please call in advance if you need further information. 

The courtyard, tearoom and gift shop are all accessible by wheelchair and there is a wheelchair available to use for a tour of the house or in the grounds. Please enquire in the Gift Shop for further information. 

We offer a hand on tour for people who are blind or partially sighted, where furnishings and fabrics can be touched. 


Road directions

Paxton House is easily accessible by car and is sign posted three miles from the A1 Berwick upon tweed bypass on the B6461 and from the A697 junction. 


Public transport

A bus service by Perrymans, the No.32 Hutton Bus operates every day except Sunday from Berwick and will take you from Golden Square or the Railway Station right to our door stop. 

A fast and reliable train service connects Berwick-Upon-Tweed along the east coast mainline, from there it is only 3 miles to Paxton House. 


Ticketing and entry prices for Paxton House

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(Adult House & Grounds)
1
£10.00
per ticket
Concession
(Concession House & Grounds)
1
£9.00
per ticket
Free
(Child (Under 16) House Ticket)
1
£4.00
per ticket
Single
(Annual Adult Grounds Pass)
1
£10.00
annual pass
Single
(Day Grounds Pass)
1
£5.00
per ticket
Free
(Child Grounds Pass)
1
£0.00
annual pass

Concessions apply for students, senior citizens, people with disabilities and cyclists. Pay once for Grounds Pass and use it all year!

Dates & times for Paxton House, Berwick-upon-Tweed

From To
Friday29/03/2019Sunday03/11/201910:00 - 17:00
Daily from 10:00 to 17:00.
 

Paxton House is open daily from 10am-5pm from Saturday 17th March to Sun 4th November 2018.

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tripadvisor
13/05/2019

Super day out and stunning house and grounds.


Countrylover70, Lauder, United Kingdom
Super day out and stunning house and grounds.Well worth a visit mid week when it is a bit quieter. Lovely day out last Tuesday as they had a market on as well. Throughly enjoyable day had by all.
tripadvisor
08/05/2019

A beautiful setting


Wisest-old-man, York, United Kingdom
This house is in Border Country alongside the river Tweed. The house is fascinating and well worth a visit on a road journey North as it is close to the A1 . The grouds are well maintained and dog friendly with lovely walks readily available.
tripadvisor
05/05/2019

Palladian Paradise!


ANYA2001, SCOTLAND
We greatly enjoyed our trip to Paxton House. We received a lovely welcome and explanation of what we could see and the pricing was sensible for a family ticket . The Guide was so informative and provided us with historical facts while bringing the history of the house to life. We loved viewing the rooms and looking at the expensive wallpaper, Chippendale furniture, plaster work and paintings. The only negative would be that you don’t have long enough in each room. The grounds are superb with views to die for. The tea room in the old stable block was fantastic and reasonably priced too! All in all a fantastic few hours spent in a magical place. Ps A visit to the Union Bridge is a must . We took the car but saw a sign at the bridge stating 1 mile to Paxton House!
tripadvisor
02/05/2019

Paxton House Boat Trip


littlebopeep,
i can thoroughly recommend the boat trips on the River Tweed from Paxton House. it was a very enjoyable trip this afternoon with the very experienced ‘skipper’ Kerry providing lots of interesting details about the river, the local history, the Union Bridge and the wildlife. we’ll definitely do it again!
tripadvisor
25/04/2019

Looking for a fun day out


DixonMay,
House was not as impressive as I thought when looking at it from outside. Didn't go on tour inside as a sunny day. Nice walk along river and good children's park. Boat trip looked good but not a big boat so book quickly.

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