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4. Mellerstain House

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Mellerstain House

Begun in 1725 and finally completed in 1778, this grand stately home is the result of a fruitful collaboration of successive generations of the Baillie and Adam families, as patrons and architects.
The splendid Robert Adam interiors, with their classical plasterwork friezes and glowing colours, have survived the fads and fashions of successive generations and provide a remarkably complete picture of a stately home as it would have been 230 years ago.
The Edwardian gardens, entered from an early 18th century courtyard, were designed by Reginald Blomfield in 1910. Italianate terraces and herbaceous borders were planned to compliment the fine Georgian house with splendid views over the lawns and ornamental lake to the distant Cheviot Hills.

There are picnic areas, riverside walks, and a quaint thatched cottage, enclosed by a little parterre garden. The majestic Beeches, sturdy Oaks and sylvan Ash are a haven for wild birds and animals. Look out for red squirrels and roe deer or the flash of a kingfisher as you enjoy a peaceful stroll beside the Eden Water.

Mellerstain House Address:
Mellerstain House
Scotland, UK

Mellerstain House Opening Times: 
The main House is open 12.30 to 5 pm, last admission is 4.15 pm

Easter Weekend, Open for 4 days
May, June and September, Sundays, Wednesdays and Bank Holiday Mondays
July and August , Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
October, Sundays only
From 1st November – 30th April the house is closed to the general public, but is still available for group tours, weddings, private functions special occasion dinners.

The tea room, grounds and gardens are open on the same days as the House, from 11.30am – 5.30pm

Mellerstain House Admission:
House and gardens
Adults £7.00
Child £3.50 (under 12’s free)
Gardens only
Adults £4.00
Child £2.00 (under 12’s free)
T  +44 (0)1573 410 225, 10.00am – 4.00pm, Monday – Friday

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