Accessibility

Paxton House is fully accessible to disabled people and, in partnership with the House, we are committed to doing everything possible to enable disabled visitors to enjoy our events. There is lift access to the first floor of the House where the Picture Gallery is situated.  There is also a separate lift up to the Hayloft Gallery where we host our pre-concert suppers. The Courtyard, Tearoom and Gift Shop are all accessible by wheelchair and there is a wheelchair available to use for a tour of the house or in the grounds.

Please contact us to arrange use of the lift or for further information.

Location & Directions

By Road
Paxton House is located in the Scottish Borders, inland/west of Berwick-upon-Tweed. The entrance to the estate is on the B6461, opposite the junction with the B6460 and adjacent to the village of Paxton. The house is signposted from the A1 Berwick-upon-Tweed bypass, and the entrance is 3 miles along the B6461 on the left hand side.

By Rail
Berwick-upon-Tweed railway station is on the East Coast Main Line, served by Virgin Trains East Coast and CrossCountry trains. Paxton House is a ten-minute taxi journey from the station.

Refreshments

Enjoy a delicious two-course buffet supper in the Hayloft Gallery before selected events on Friday and Saturday evenings. An integral part of what makes Music at Paxton special, menus feature seasonal and local produce where possible, including Paxton’s own sea trout.

Friday 8.00 – 9.00 pm | Saturday 6.00 – 7.00 pm

2018 buffet menus (pdf download)

Suppers must be booked in advance via Hub Tickets [link to Hub Tickets weblink – waiting for link from Hub) by 09 July (weekend 1) and 16 July (weekend 2).

Book Buffet Supper

The Stables Tearoom at Paxton House will be open every day until the end of the evening concert interval, serving drinks and light refreshments. Interval drinks may be ordered in advance of the concert. Alternatively, you are very welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy in the grounds of Paxton House. In wet weather, the marquee will be open for visitors with picnics to shelter (though please note the marquee is not furnished with tables or chairs).

The Cross Inn in the village of Paxton is a traditional village pub with real ales, unique food and a warm welcome.

Accommodation

Why not make a weekend of Music at Paxton?

Enjoy the best of Scottish Borders hospitality from our partner hotel, The Wheatsheaf Hotel & Restaurant overlooking the green of the pretty Berwickshire village of Swinton.

Alternatively, there are numerous comfortable hotels, B&Bs and self-catering properties in the area and full details can be found online at Visit Scotland and Visit Northumberland.

Here are some which have been recommended to us:

Paxton (0.5 miles from Paxton House)
Spital House Cottages

Tweed Cottage

Fishwick (1.5 miles from Paxton House)
Lazy Day Cottages
Mr & Mrs D Osman B&B, Fishwick Mains

Horncliffe (3.5 miles from Paxton House)
Chain Bridge House

The Old Church B&B
West Longridge Manor

Berwick-upon Tweed (4.5 miles from Paxton House)
Alannah House B&B

Castle Vale B&B

The Granary Guest House
Old Templars Cottage
The Walls B&B
West Coates

Allanton (6 miles from Paxton House)
The Allanton Inn

Ayton (10 miles from Paxton House)
Summerhill

Please let us know if you have any other recommendations.

Local Attractions

The Scottish Borders is a fascinating area. Bustling market towns, magnificent abbeys and rolling hills to the west; picturesque coves and fishing villages along the Berwickshire coastline; and the Tweed Valley with its castles and stately homes. The village of Paxton is a short walk from the Paxton Estate, and the historic Union Chain Bridge – celebrating its 200th birthday in 2020 – can be seen in all its splendour from the grounds of Paxton.

South of the Border, England’s most northerly town of Berwick-upon-Tweed – with its Elizabethan walls and iconic Royal Border Bridge – is just 5 miles from Paxton. The unique island of Lindisfarne lies a mile off the mainland south of Berwick, and the Northumberland National Park is a short drive away.

Full details of local visitor attractions may be found at Visit Scotland and Visit Northumberland.


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