stately homes gardens etc in The Scottish Borders
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Stately Homes & Gardens in The Scottish Borders

Heritage sites also including country houses in The Scottish Borders...

The Scottish Borders Stately Homes, Country Houses & Gardens

blank tabKAILZIE GARDENSStately Homes & Gardens
By Peebles, Borders, EH45 9HT

Located two and half miles from Peebles on the B7062, a visit to Kailzie Gardens is a lovely day out for all the family. With its walled garden, Herbaceous and rose borders, greenhouses, children's corner, stocked trout pond and Osprey viewing centre (Osprey live viewing on the nest, herons and other birds all on screen). Restaurant and tea room where you can relax and enjoy a drink and meal or light snack. Attractive Self catering holiday cottage set within the grounds sleeps 6 and bunkhouse sleeps 25. 18 hole putting green set within the grounds.
Tel: 01721 720007
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blank tabTRAQUAIR HOUSEStately Homes & Gardens
Innerleithen, Peeblesshire, EH44 6PW

Scotland's oldest inhabited and most romantic house Visited by 27 Kings and Queens. 18th century working brewery, maze, craft workshops, extensive grounds.
Tel: 01896 830323

blank tabPAXTON HOUSE & COUNTRY PARKStately Homes & Gardens
Paxton, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1SZ
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Built for a dashing young Scottish laird, Patrick Home of Billie, in 1758 on a ridge overlooking the majestic River Tweed, Paxton House is one of the finest 18th century Palladian country houses in Britain.

The House boasts interiors by Robert Adam and the finest collections of furniture by Thomas Chippendale, to include the largest picture gallery in a Scottish Country House, Paxton now houses over 70 paintings from the National Galleries of Scotland. With 12 period rooms to explore, over 80 acres of gardens, woodland and parkland and a mile of the breathtaking River Tweed for you to enjoy, together with the gift shops, Stables tea-room, adventure playground, picnic areas, changing exhibitions, and more, Paxton is simply not to be missed. Some areas are not accessible for wheelchair users.
Tel: 01289 386291    Fax: 01289 386660
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blank tabMARY QUEEN OF SCOTS' VISITOR CENTREStately Homes & Gardens
Queens Street, Jedburgh, TD8 6EN
Senior Museums Curator: Mrs. Fiona M. Colton

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Open: 1 March- 30 November Mon-Saturday 10.00am-4.30pm Sunday 11.00am-4.30pm. One of the most popular visitor attractions in the Scottish Borders.

A 16th Century fortified bastel house is the atmospheric setting for displays on the life and times of Mary Queen of Scots. Archive material relating to her visit to Jedburgh in 1566 and original material from the 16th Century recreate the turbulent reign of one of history's most charismatic personalities. The house is set in award winning gardens and is dramatically floodlit at night.

An extensive range of souvenirs, postcards and books are available. Ground floor area is accessible to wheelchairs. Admission Free. Tour groups welcome.
Tel: 01835 863331    Fax: 01835 863331
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Bowhill House & Country Estate

3 miles west of Selkirk     Tel: 01750 22204

Georgian mansion, world-renowned art collection. Victorian kitchen, visitor centre, adventure playground, woodland walks, theatre.

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Abbotsford House

3 miles west of Melrose
: 01896 752043    Fax: 01896 752916

Abbotsford, built and lived in by Sir Walter Scott 1811 - 1832. Contains his library and collection historical relics. Gardens & chapel. Gift shop & tearoom.

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2 miles east of Duns on A6105
Tel: 01361 883450    E-mail:

The swansong of the great classical house, superb state rooms, princely stables, extravagant marble dairy, extensive formal and woodland gardens and biscuit tin museum.

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Mellerstain Trust

Mellerstain House, Gordon, Berwickshire, TD3 6LG
Tel: 01573 410225

5 miles from A68 at Earlston lies Scotland's finest Adam mansion with decorative plaster-work and colourful ceilings. Period furniture, Art collection. Tearoom, Gift shop.

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Harmony Garden

St. Mary's Road, Meirone
: 01721 722502

This attractive walled garden has magnificent views over Melrose Abbey and the Eildon Hills. Opens to visitors for the first time in 1998.

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Lilliesleaf Nursery

Garden Cottage, Linthill, Lillienleaf
: 01835 870415

Visit this charming walled garden in the heart of the Borders for a wide range of plants.

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Mertoun House Gardens

Off the A68/A699 at St. Boswell's, Borders
Tel: 01835 823 236

26 acres of grounds with walled garden and dovecote.

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Priorwood Garden and Dried Flower Shop

At Melrose, Borders, off the A6091 next to the Abbey
: 01896 822 493

National Trust for Scotland.  Orchard includes historic apple trees. Most of the plants grown are suitable for drying. Flower arrangements are for sale in the shop. Courses on flower arrangement are offered.

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Teviot Water Gardens

On the B6400/A698, south of Kelso, Borders
: 01835 830 380

River garden. Herbaceous shrubs, rose garden, unusual conifers, water garden of islands linked by bridges.

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