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“Scottish treat” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Paxton House

Paxton House
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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 gift shop, extensive grounds and gardens, galleries and exhibitions. We also have different types of accommodation, including an apartment, a lodge and a caravan park if you wish to stay and enjoy Paxton House for longer.
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“Scottish treat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our venture into Scotland from our Northumberland holiday base and Paxton House was a highlight. On a rare sunny day this summer, the garden and walk along the river were delightful. Lunch in the tea room was excellent - we enjoyed the pan haggerty as something new. Plenty of choice with the tempting cakes. Staff were friendly and helpful. The house tour was very interesting and the guide knowledgeable. A little more time to look around the rooms would have been good, especially the stunning picture gallery. Well worth a visit.

Visited July 2016
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Thank Joanna C
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Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Paxton House, responded to this review, 12 July 2016
Thank you for your very kind review. We are glad you got to visit Paxton House on a sunny day!! I have passed on your thoughts about more time in the picture gallery during the tour- we will endeavor to lengthen the time. We are glad you enjoyed the rest of the trip and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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“Day out”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

This is great place to visit with the kids loads to do plus go down to the river ,also go through big house .You can also have a snack while your there .Loafs of areas to venture when there ,please try and go on a sunny day ,this will make every one have a great day out ,we had a great day with the grand children and we will go back soon for another day out not far from Berwick

Visited July 2016
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Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Paxton House, responded to this review, 11 July 2016
Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you had an enjoyable day out with your grandchildren. We have many children's activity days planned for the summer, please have a look on our website for more information as it is a great way to entertain kids during the holidays. We look forward to seeing you again soon!
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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“A lovely place to spend the afternoon.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

We spent a couple of hours walking the gardens down to the river. The views are lovely. It's very peaceful. There is a nice play ground for children. It's a bargain at 3.50 per adult. We had an amazing Excellant lunch in the coffee shop. Local smoked trout and salad.

Visited July 2016
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Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Paxton House, responded to this review, 11 July 2016
Thank you for your lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your walk and lunch at Paxton House. The boat trips that we run down the river tweed are also a great way to entertain children when you visit us. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Time well spent and well worth a visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

Excellent guided tour by Richard. Well informed, interesting and fun with the children in the party. Second visit however will return again. Thank you for a lovely day.

Visited July 2016
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Thank Kath W
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Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Paxton House, responded to this review, 11 July 2016
Many thanks for your lovely review- we are glad that you enjoyed your tour of Paxton House. Thank you for your continuous support of Paxton, we really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Preston, United Kingdom
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“Went a day too soon.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We passed this as we were travelling past on the rural road from Berwick to Kelso. We had not planned to visit but called as we were passing. There is free entry to RHS members but only on one day of the week. We were short of time so felt the entry fee per couple not worth a short visit. Will probably go back some day

Visited June 2016
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Molly S, Guest Relations Manager at Paxton House, responded to this review, 2 July 2016
Thank you for your review- we appreciate your feedback. Our RHS free entry day is a Thursday. We have tried to offer a reasonable rate for everybody to use Paxton House on a regular basis, we have a £3.50 day pass and a £5 annual ground pass, which allows you access to all the grounds and gardens everyday of the year. Without these small donations from customers we would struggle to keep our doors open and keep the grounds maintained. We hope you visit Paxton House again soon, as we can assure you that the grounds are extensive and there are many different activities on offer so each visit will be different from those before.
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