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

Visitor Information

The house and gardens are now closed for 2015.

2016 Seasonal Opening

Easter weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)
May to the end of September (Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon)

House:   12.30pm – 5pm (last entry 4.15pm)
Gardens:   11.30am – 5pm
Coffee shop:  11.30am – 4.30pm


House & Garden:     £8.50 adult/ £4.00 child/ under 5’s free.
Gardens only:          £5.00 adult/ £2.50 child/ under 5’s free.
Garden season tickets:  £9.00 adult/ £4.00 child/ £20.00 family (2 adults, 3 child max.) Valid 1 May to 28 Sept on open days.

HHA & ASVA membership accepted.
National Art Pass – 25% discount on ‘house & gardens’ ticket.

Guide dogs only in the house/ dogs welcome within the grounds on leads.  Outdoor footwear recommended for the grounds and parkland.  No photography/ filming in the house.

Group visits, guided tours and private events welcome throughout the year by prior appointment.

Disabled Access

Access is available to the main floor, lower floor and garden terrace. Please note there is limited access to the remaining gardens & grounds.  Disabled WC facilities are available on the lower floor and in the Courtyard.

How to Reach Mellerstain

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

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