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 eg. of Adam design.  Mellerstain, a feat of architectural genius, 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.  Its idyllic location does not disappoint, set in acres of stunning parkland, formal gardens, lakeside walks and coffee shop.

In celebration of Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design 2016 and part of the Festival of Architecture 2016 the following exhibition will run throughout the season:

– ‘In Stately Silence: Scotland’s other country houses’ by artist Duncan Tattersall.

Join in this exploration of grand domestic Scottish building design from the past 250 years, experience forgotten places, and discover the other side of the country house.  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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