Paxton House

Paxton House
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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
(Adult House & Grounds)
per ticket
(Concession House & Grounds)
per ticket
(Child (Under 16) House Ticket)
per ticket
(Annual Adult Grounds Pass)
annual pass
(Day Grounds Pass)
per ticket
(Child Grounds Pass)
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

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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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Aftetnoon Tea

Deborah W,
Had a lovely afternoon catching up with friends in the stable tea room. Having pre booked afternoon tea we were delighted with the well presented plentiful selection of homemade savoury and sweet treats.The staff were welcoming and attentive. Unable to finish everything cakes were boxed up to take home with a friendly smile. A lovely afternoon to be remembered and highly recommended Thankyou

Beautiful Paxton House and Grounds

TonyD569, Belford, United Kingdom
A great venue for taking the dogs, who were allowed in the grounds and to eat with us in the courtyard, though not in the house. The walk around the gardens, down to the path alongside the majestic River Tweed, then the climb back through the woods to the house is enough to work up an appetite for the excellent fare provided by the stables cafe. We have bought a year’s pass to the grounds - worth every penny !

Wow just wow

Andrew S,
What a genuine site Paxton house wonderful grounds excellent staff and worth every penny the house tour is well worth a tour guide is outstanding


We were looking for a family day out with dogs. We did the Halloween trail. It cost £16 for 4 of us which is daylight robbery when the trail was only a 20 mins walk through lovely grounds. It says there is an inside room of the cafe can sit with dogs. There is actually a room with one long table so if there is another family and dog sat there then not ideal or the room. The house from the outside looked lovely and so did the grounds. However we left very disappointed.

Paxton House replied: Hi Paradise, we are sorry to hear that you felt that your visit to Paxton was disappointing. We have had some great feedback from our trail; children have really enjoyed it and parents felt at £3 per child it is good value for money. The £5 per adult is the standard general entry grounds pass for those aged 17 years and over, most feedback suggests that £16 for a family day out isn't too expensive. Our Harness Room is generally very well received with visitors with dogs, due to hygiene reasons dogs are not permitted in the main tearoom. We are sorry you had a disappointing day.

Lovely furniture

Michael T, Daventry, United Kingdom
We visited whilst on holiday. Booked a guided tour of the house and went into the old stables for a light lunch. Soup and a sandwich for me which was good. Not particularly spacious as the room does not particularly lend itself to a busy cafe.and it was busy. Afterwards walked down to the recently restored working water wheel which pumped clean water up to the house. This is only run between 1pm and 2pm The guide there was particularly knowledgeable and interesting. Strolled around the gardens before the house tour which started at Only 5 of us in total. Guide very knowledgeable and interesting. I was initially disappointed in the Chippendale furniture as I was expecting something much more elaborate. However informed that Chippendale`s brief was to build simple furniture where the grain of the wood spoke out. Wow and he succeeded Now known as the Paxton style. The most Chippendale pieces of furniture all under one roof. Shown a copy of the account for the furniture. £1 a piece over 200 tears ago! Its all in wonderful condition. Plenty of other treasure to excite those not totally interested in furniture. It seems Chippendale worked closely with Robert Adam the main architect/builder of the house with the design of the interior including the wallpaper. Highly recommended

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