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Mellerstain House & Gardens, Scottish Borders

Gordon 01573 410225

 
 

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Mellerstain House & Gardens, Scottish Borders

Mellerstain House & Gardens, Scottish Borders

One of Scotland’s finest stately homes

Address

Mellerstain,
Gordon,
Berwickshire,
TD3 6LG

Details

This outstanding Georgian mansion house was built in two stages, begun in 1725 by Scottish architect William Adam and completed in 1778 by his more famous son, Robert. Some say this is one of Robert Adam's finest works - the classical interiors complemented by the fine art, period furniture, china and embroidery collections within.

Mellerstain’s idyllic location does not disappoint, set in acres of parkland and formal gardens (designed by Sir Reginald Blomfield 1910) with stunning views over the lawns and ornamental lake to the Cheviot Hills. Take time to enjoy the lakeside and woodland walks, play area, courtyard coffee shop, picnic spots, wildlife, cattle and a growing flock of Hebridean sheep. A special highlight is the unusual Dutch-style thatched cottage nestled within the North Park.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

No photography or video cameras. Suitablity for the Disabled: Suitable. WCs. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Suitability for Dogs: Dogs on leads only.

Opening details

Open Easter weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon).
Then from 28 Apr - 25 Sept (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon).
House open from 12.30pm - 5pm (last entry 4.15pm)
Gardens & coffee shop from 11.00am - 5pm.

Prices

Ticket entry to House & Garden/ free entry to courtyard coffee shop

House & Garden: £8.50 adult/ £4.00 child/ under 5's free.
Gardens only: £5.00 adult/ £2.50 child/ under 5's free.

HHA & ASVA membership/ Art Fund Pass discounted entry on 'house & gardens' ticket.

Location

Directions

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Map reference: NT 648391  Lat: 55.64493 Long: -2.56064

The house is signposted on the A6089 Kelso-Gordon road. The approach from the A68 Jedburgh-Edinburgh road is through Earlston on the A6105, then via the B6397 towards Smailholm. Approx 20 mins from Melrose & Kelso/ 1 hour from Edinburgh & Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Parking: free

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

No photography or video cameras. Suitablity for the Disabled: Suitable. WCs. Guided Tours: By arrangement. Suitability for Dogs: Dogs on leads only.