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
19/06/2019

Lovely 18th Century house


MHBear, London, United Kingdom
The house is open for guided tours (max 20 people). We were treated to a comprehensive history of the house and its occupants throughout the 200 plus years of its existence. Our guide was knowledgeable and told the story with more than a bit of humour. The art gallery has an extensive range of paintings from the Scottish National Gallery. The extensive grounds have some wonderful walks on the Scottish ban of the River Tweed.
tripadvisor
18/06/2019

Beautiful house and gardens


Alyson B, Manchester, United Kingdom
Our first visit to Paxton House and we were not disappointed. The weather was glorious which added to a really enjoyable day out. The house is viewed via a tour which lasts around 75 minutes. Jim our guide was a pleasure to listen to and he brought the house to life for us. Lunch was in the stables cafe which was very good and friendly staff. The grounds are stunning and there's a lovely walk along the river which loops back round to the house. We spent all day here and still didn't do everything. Lovely day and very reasonable entrance fee.
tripadvisor
18/06/2019

Very interesting


wiggiatlarge,
Paxton House is now run by a trust and for a reasonable entrance fee, these days, you get a guided tour of the property. Our guide was excellent and the family history and the connections to the house fascinating, biggest Chippendale collection in one house on display, all the important rooms are open and some of this Palladium style house are magnificent, well worth a visit.
tripadvisor
15/06/2019

An interesting stately home, but a controlled tour reduces the value.....


Peter T, Tamworth, United Kingdom
Paxton House and grounds are very beautiful. The guided tour was great in terms of bringing to life the house's story, but it was a controlled tour giving us little scope for taking our own time to enjoy the rooms, furniture, and views. The grounds and walk by the river were great on a really nice day. The shop and restaurant was also very good, and everyone was extremely friendly; I would have preferred more time and the ability to take a photo or two for our memories. Its worth a visit for sure, but not essential. The main gallery was excellent but i could have spent 20 minutes in just that one room, but was unable to do so.
tripadvisor
14/06/2019

Interesting 'stately home'


Frances B, Carlisle, United Kingdom
In the Palladium style, this is plain architecture in the great scheme of English architecture but not less beautiful for this. Guided tours give basic information about the owners and their designs from room to room. Perhaps the main thing in the house is the huge - and I mean really huge - collection of Chippendale furniture. I didn't realise how plain yet beautiful are many items. Plain but stylish might describe the bedrooms and then thoughtfully complex the public rooms.

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