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Mellerstain House & Gardens

Type:Historic House / Palace

Mellerstain, Gordon, Berwickshire, TD3 6LG

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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.

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


Road Directions

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.

The nearest railway station is Tweedbank, which is 14 miles away.



  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site cafe/restaurant/catering
  • Picnic area
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Accept children all ages

Establishment Features

  • Accept coach parties
  • Cater for groups
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Facilities for corporate hospitality
  • Gift shop
  • Public toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Parking (free)

Payment Methods

  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted


Opening Times

* 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.


  • Other Awards Historic Houses Association Friends Scheme 2017

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