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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Simple and straight forward.

Alan F, Melrose, United Kingdom
Booking through Pitch Up for an overnight in our motorhome, very straight forward and informative process. Great pitch, excellent facilities for fresh water and waste disposal. No showers but that is explained. Wonderful forest/fairy walk with the dog through the grounds. Lead rules apply of course, so no problem for our old lady. She is a regal lurcher who takes it easy, aged 12yrs.Fantastic river views. The café was good quality and fair prices. The salmon mayo was super delicious. The house offers discount if you are staying and looks very worthwhile, we will be coming back in the future. The history of the house is very interesting with working pumps showing the old way to get safe drinking water and an ice house that is amazing. The cattle look like bison and then I worked out why they stayed in their field, very clever landscaping. We had a great time. All staff were welcoming and hospitable.

Paxton House and Grounds

KazDuns, Duns
A truly fabulous place to visit ! The house is a wonderful experience and the tour guides are very informative. And the grounds are gorgeous - so nice to wander through with loved ones - human and canine ! - enjoying the scenery, the wildlife, the points of interest and, of course, the River Tweed.

'Fascinating house with amazing paintings on display'

MarkA685, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Visited this beautiful house last year after driving past the sign for it on our way to the caravan in Coldingham. I always like to explore and see new places and I was well impressed with Paxton House. There was a TV show being recorded for the BBC 'Flog it' and the house was closed off in certain places for this but we still managed to see everything we wanted including the show's presenter and crew. We spent ages wondering from room to room absorbing the history and enjoying the guides commentary. But the best part was the end when we went into the final room and it was huge covered in beautiful artwork. It really took my breath away it was incredible. If you like history, art and culture you MUST visit this fantastic building.....

Lovely grounds and well worth coming for lunch

94009007, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Took my wife and a friend who lives locally for lunch on a Saturday. We've walked in the grounds before but this was our first time in The Stables Tearoom. The menu is fairly simple and I think it changes regularly. I had a hot turkey baguette with roast potatoes, salad and cranberry jam. It was really delicious, the turkey was very juicy and flavoursome. My wife had macaroni bolognese, also very tasty. Our friend had bacon and blue cheese on sourdough and said it was delicious. Coffees were good too and there's a good choice of cakes/scones/bakes. The staff are very friendly and had set the table really nicely for my wife's birthday.

Fascinating place to visit

Alison B, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Impressive historic house set in fabulous grounds (where dogs are allowed). There is a lovely walk around the grounds down to the river, with various trails for children to follow, and an adventure playground. The Stables tea room (in the original stable block) provides delicious food (including afternoon teas). The highlight for me though was the guided tour around the house itself, which was really interesting. The (mainly Chippendale) furniture is stunning, and some of the family's original clothes, dating back hundreds of years, were on display. Brilliant!

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