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

One of Scotland’s finest stately homes, this outstanding Georgian mansion house set in acres of parkland is a unique example of Adam design.  A feat of architectural genius, the House was built in two stages – the two wings in 1725 by Scottish architect William Adam and the large central block between 1770 – 1778 by his more famous son, Robert. This Robert Adam masterpiece is a ‘must-see’, complemented by the fine art (Aikman, Gainsborough, Ramsay, van Dyck), period furniture, china and embroidery collections within.

Mellerstain’s idyllic location does not disappoint, set in acres of stunning parkland, formal gardens, lakeside walks, playground and coffee shop.

A major new show and part of RIAS Festival of Architecture 2016 ‘In Stately Silence’ by artist Duncan Tattersall will run from 29 April – 26 Sept (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon).  Contemporary art and historic artefacts exploring 46 derelict Scottish mansions.   For further details click here.

Approx 20 mins from the historic towns of Melrose & Kelso/ 1 hour from Edinburgh & Berwick-upon-Tweed.

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