Mellerstain House

Set in acres of parkland, Mellerstain House is one of Scotland’s finest stately homes. A unique example of Adam design, it has exquisite interiors adorned with paintings by Ramsay, Gainsborough and Van Dyck.

Mellerstain House, one of Scotland's finest stately homes

Mellerstain House, one of Scotland's finest stately homes

The family residence of the 13th Earl of Haddington, Mellerstain is an outstanding example of 18th-century architecture. Designed by William Adam and his son Robert, it presents a complete picture of a stately home as it would have been 240 years ago. The renowned interiors are distinguished by their fine plasterwork, superb furniture collection and paintings. Artistic highlights include works by Ramsay, Gainsborough, and Van Dyck, Garofalo and Lucas van Leyden.

Visitor information

The house stand in extensive parkland, with an Italianate terraced garden and lawn descending to an ornamental lake. There are woodland walks, a children's play area and a pleasant spot for a picnic. Mellerstain’s Art Gallery (open July – September) offers a variety of high-quality work and is a great attraction for collectors of contemporary art. There's also a coffee shop and shop.


Venue details

Mellerstain House Gordon Borders TD3 6LG 01573 410225 www.mellerstain.com

Entry details

House and Gardens £6.38 with National Art Pass (£8.50 standard entry)

Easter weekend, May – end of Sep
Fri – Mon, 12.30pm – 5pm (last entry 4.15pm)