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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Boat trip

Wulyfalcon, Kilmarnock
Came here for the boat trip again It's one our favourite things to do here Very reasonable price great commentary About the river tweed and its history Easy to book Brilliant hosts Recommended My little boy got to steer the boat too Made his day and his holiday Thanks guys See you next time

Too crowded

justmeYorkshire, Yorkshire
Parking very near the house. Friendly receptionist who informed us the times of the tours. We went to have lunch first in the cafe which had a good choice of sandwiches and toasties, though staff were a bit noisy chatting amongst themselves, then we waited in the car as it was raining. The tour was very interesting but there were far too many people in the group. Several were elderly and made use of the occasional chairs to sit down during the talk. Unfortunately the size of the group meant that some rooms were very crowded so it was not always possible to see everything. Sometimes the guide went ahead and started while those at the rear were still catching up. We much prefer free flow visits, with guides on hand to answer questions if we have any. Tea and cake followed a short walk in the grounds. There was also an art gallery and good shop.

Excellent guide and tour

Ian F,
Visited for one of the guided tours of the house. Tour guide Bill was fantastic with his wealth of knowledge and humour that kept us entertained for an hour. He made the house and its contents come alive. Gardens and grounds perfect for a relaxing stroll along the river

Don’t think you can go inside the house without being on a tour but this wasn’t made clear.

Anne S, Wrexham, United Kingdom
They are very strict about ruck sacks but when you are carrying it instead of a handbag... I turned mine round. Also informed after meeting for the tour - no photography at all so ended up carrying camera for no reason. However the guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was good. The last room is amazing and certainly deserves more than cursory glance we were allowed. There was no further opportunity to re-visit this room after the tour which was a real shame as I don’t know if we will visit this area again. Excellent lunch and service in the coffee shop.

Perfect day trip with a dog

jansY6838LY, Malton, United Kingdom
We searched for somewhere we hadn’t visited before (during our annual visit to the Northumberland coast) that had nice grounds for walking our dog. Paxton House fit the bill and we arrived and parked at the side of the house. £5 each to visit the gardens & grounds seemed reasonable. We were given a map and advised of the path areas that had steep inclines. What a lovely walk, leading through trees to the River Tweed, then back towards the house through woodland gardens. Lots of little interesting info boards along the way for families pointing out the wildlife and then there were little homes etc for the fairies! Lovely teas back at the house and a nice herbaceous border. We really enjoyed our day, even though we never got to take in the tour of the house, we did go to see the water mill where staff explained the history of getting water to the house. The walk we took would be difficult for anyone with walking disabilities.

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