Paxton House & Gardens

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Paxton House  & Gardens

Paxton House & Gardens  

Paxton House was originally built in 1758, to the design of John and James Adam, for Patrick Home, Laird of Wedderburn and his intended bride, Sophie de Brandt, Lady in Waiting to Queen Elizabeth Christina of Prussia.

The house boasts a collection of antique furniture and also boasts the largest picture gallery in a Scottish country house. It houses over 70 paintings from the National Galleries of Scotland, including works by Raeburn, Wilkie and Lawrence.

Paxton House overlooks the beautiful River Tweed and is situated at the heart of 80 acres of riverside, woodland, parkland and gardens. Within its grounds are a number of interesting walks and trails together with a variety of “nature hides” where one can view much of the indigenous wildlife. A putting green together with a croquet lawn together with children’s play areas and picnic facilities make Paxton house an ideal location for a family day out.

The house also provides its visitors with a Georgian kitchen, gift shop , restaurant and constantly changing exhibition programme.

Further information may be found at : http://paxtonhouse.co.uk/

Music at Paxton for 2014, programme