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Paxton House

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Wow just wow

What a genuine site Paxton house wonderful grounds excellent staff and worth every penny the house... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2018
Andrew S
via mobile
Lovely furniture

We visited whilst on holiday. Booked a guided tour of the house and went into the old stables for a... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Michael T
Daventry, United Kingdom
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One of the finest examples of an 18th-century Palladian Country house in all of Britain. There are many activities at Paxton House to keep you busy for a whole day, including house tours, boat trips and net fishing on the River Tweed, tearoom and...more
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Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1SZ, England
+44 1289 386291
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Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

What a genuine site Paxton house wonderful grounds excellent staff and worth every penny the house tour is well worth a tour guide is outstanding

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

We were looking for a family day out with dogs. We did the Halloween trail. It cost £16 for 4 of us which is daylight robbery when the trail was only a 20 mins walk through lovely grounds. It says there is an inside room...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Molly S, Public Relations Manager at Paxton House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2018

Hi Paradise, we are sorry to hear that you felt that your visit to Paxton was disappointing. We have had some great feedback from our trail; children have really enjoyed it and parents felt at £3 per child it is good value for money. The...More

Reviewed 29 October 2018

We visited whilst on holiday. Booked a guided tour of the house and went into the old stables for a light lunch. Soup and a sandwich for me which was good. Not particularly spacious as the room does not particularly lend itself to a busy...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michael T
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Looks a bit dull and foreboding from the outside, but the tour shows some magnificent furniture, history and decor. The guide was excellent in both her manner and knowledge. Much more interesting than we expected.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Guided tour of the house was led by Bill who was very knowledgeable and even kept the kids interested. Had a spot of lunch in the stables tea room then walked around the estate to find ghosts and ghouls on their Halloween trail. Finished off...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alex G
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Paxton House never disappoints with areas to walk ,cycle , or its galleries . Visited on a busy Friday and frequented by mixture of locals and visitors to the area. Loads of space for picnics & their Halloween theme in the grounds . We stopped...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

First of all, it's a pity that only guided visits were available: you learn far more about a house if you have the opportunity to walk around by yourself - as in National Trust (and NTS properties. This house suffers considerably from comparison with its...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ian Y
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

Spent an enjoyable 3.5 hours at Paxton House. A good walk around the grounds included the beautiful banks of the River Tweed, followed by a look at the new waterwheel. The guided tour of the house lasted 90 minutes and was superb. Jim was an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NewcastleGeordie83
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We visited for the grounds and had a lovely circular walk round. The flower beds gave me inspiration for my garden and it was a lovely day to walk by the river. We also visited the tea room for cheese scone and coffee which was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Karen W
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Joined a group here for the great British sausage dog walk. Lady in the shop very pleasant. Walk in grounds interesting with good paths. unfortunately, the downside was the tea room. Tea room was very busy, we had let them know we were coming also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Aimee G
27 May 2018|
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Response from Iain S | Reviewed this property |
fee for house and gardens but you can just go into cafe. if going twice or more in the year buy a season ticket. cheaper.
13 April 2018|
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Response from onebrawlad | Reviewed this property |
There is plenty space for them to run around and there is also a cafe etc
11 August 2017|
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Response from Molly S | Property representative |
Dogs are allowed in the gardens if kept on leads and any refuse is removed. We have a dog friendly room attached to the tearoom for you to take shelter and enjoy a meal. Guide dogs are allowed in all areas of the house.