Mellerstain House & Gardens

  • One of Britain's best stately homes.  - The Telegraph
  • One of Scotland's most beautiful houses.  - 23 July 2017
  • Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this much loved house.  Gardens spectacular & guides & café lovely too!  - 17 April 2017
  • Wonderful house and gardens!  Well worth the visit!  - 25 August 2017

2017 Visitor Information


28 April up to and including 25 September  – Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday

House:                    12.30pm – 5pm (last entry 4.15pm)
Gardens:                11.00am – 5pm (dog friendly on leads)
Hoebridge Café:    11.00am – 4.30pm (light lunches and home bakes)


House & Garden:     £8.50 adult/ £4 child/ under 5’s free.
Gardens only:          £5 adult/ £2.50 child/ under 5’s free.
Season Ticket:        £10 adult/ £4 child/ £25 family (2 adults, up to 3 children)

HHA & ASVA members welcome
National Art Pass – 25% discount on ‘House & Gardens’ ticket

• Free onsite parking
• Free entry to Hoebridge Café/ ticket entry to House & Gardens
• Outdoor shoes/ boots recommended for the grounds & gardens
• Dog friendly within grounds and gardens (please keep dogs on leads)
• Guide dogs only in the house
• No photography/ cameras in the house
• Groups & guided tours welcome by prior arrangement


• Partially suitable for visitors with limited mobility.
• Accessible parking and/ or drop-off point at the Main Reception.
• Manual wheelchair access to the main floor of the house (no lifts within the house).
• Accessible WC facility located in the Courtyard.
• Limited access to the gardens & grounds – gravel pathways and grass.
• Please don’t hesitate to contact us in advance of your visit if you feel it would be useful to discuss specific access requirements.


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.  Mellerstain is approx. 20 mins drive from Melrose & Kelso/ 1 hour from Edinburgh & Berwick-upon-Tweed.  For further details please click here.

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