Paxton House is fully accessible to disabled people and, in partnership with the House, we are committed to doing everything possible to enable visitors with additional access requirements to enjoy our events. There is lift access to the first floor of the House where the Picture Gallery is situated.  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.

Please note – the Union Chain Bridge at Horncliffe is closed until September 2022.

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


Onsite dining

The Stables Tearoom at Paxton House will be open daily from 10am to 5pm throughout the festival, serving drinks, light snacks and pastries. Please contact them directly for up-to-date information on menus.

01289 386 905 |

Why not dig out the picnic hamper and rug? The marquee will be open from 5pm Tuesday to Friday, and all day on Saturday and Sunday (until 1 hr prior to marquee concerts) for you to enjoy your picnic under cover, come rain or shine. Alternatively, there are plenty of picnic tables within the grounds of Paxton.

Regretfully, due to staff shortages, the Tearoom will not be open for interval drinks at our evening concerts. We will be taking cash donations for interval drinks, which will be served in the courtyard each evening, and online donations will also be possible on the day via a QR code, which will take you to our CAF 2022 Appeal: Supporting Young People & Communities. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments and the marquee will remain open until the end of the interval each evening.

Dine in the village

The Cross Inn is a traditional country pub in the heart of the village of Paxton, just five minutes by car from Paxton House. The bar is stocked with fine wines, regional ales and soft drinks, and menus are prepared using locally sourced produce where possible. Lunch is served 12pm – 2pm with early evening meals available from 5pm. A pre-order service is available for those on a tight schedule. Please contact them directly for up-to-date information on menus and opening times.

Bookings & further info: 01289 384 877 |


Why not make a weekend of Music at Paxton? There are numerous local accommodation providers, some within walking distance of Paxton House: | |

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 – which celebrated 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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