Mellerstain House & Gardens

  • One of Britain's best stately homes.  - The Telegraph
  • One of the finest stately homes we've seen!  Brilliant!  - 19 July 2015
  • A wonderful house & gardens.  Very, very interesting.  We'll be back.  - 1 August 2015
  • Truly magnificent.  Wonderfully kept with superb guides and staff.  - 28 August 2015

Mellerstain – famously celebrated as one of Robert Adam’s finest works

Welcome to Mellerstain, one of Scotland’s finest stately homes and family residence of the Earl and Countess of Haddington. This outstanding Scottish Borders’ Georgian mansion house (owned by the Mellerstain Trust since 1987) is a unique example of Adam design, 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, 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 breathtaking views over the lawns and ornamental lake to the Cheviot Hills, lakeside and woodland walks, play area, courtyard coffee shop, picnic spots, wildlife, Highland cattle and Hebridean sheep.  A special highlight is the unusual Dutch-style thatched cottage nestled within the North Park.  There are also 3 self-catering holiday cottages available for short breaks.

Perfect for days out, group visits, holidays and private events  – click here for visitor information.


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