Mellerstain House & Gardens

  • One of Britain's 10 best stately homes.  - The Telegraph 2011
  • Best house we've ever visited. Fantastic.  - 9 August 2014
  • Just wonderful.  Ceilings & colours - WOW!  Superb guides.  - 23 June 2014
  • A treasure, wonderful gardens and beautiful house.  - 30 August 2014

Great Days Out in the Scottish Borders

One of Scotland’s finest stately homes, this outstanding Georgian mansion house 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, presenting a complete picture as it would have been some 240 years ago.

• Admire the classical perfection of this ‘wonderful Adam house’.
• View the fine art (Aikman, Gainsborough, Ramsay, van Dyck), embroidery, china and furniture collections.
• Relax in acres of parkland with prize winning gardens and lakeside/ woodland walks.
• Visit our gorgeous Hebridean spring lambs in the East Paddock – 6 so far!
• Picnic as the kids have fun in the playground.
• Enjoy lunch or afternoon tea in the Courtyard Coffee Shop.
• Holiday with us in our self-catering cottages.

Available for group visits, weddings & private events by prior appointment.

Open Easter weekend – Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday

Then from 1st May – 28th Sept (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, Mondays)

Gardens & Coffee Shop:   11.30am – 5pm.
House:   12.30pm – 5pm (last entry 4.15pm).


House & Garden:     £8.50 adult/ £4.00 child/ under 5′s free.
Gardens only:          £5.00 adult/ £2.50 child/ under 5′s free.

Please purchase tickets on arrival
Coffee Shop from 11.30am.
Reception from 12.30pm.

HHA & ASVA membership accepted.
National Art Pass membership accepted (25% discount on entry).

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

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.

View our exact location in Google Maps

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