The Borders and the Southwest Sights

Manderston House

  • Duns Rd. Map It
  • Duns
  • Garden/Arboretum
  • Fodor's Choice

Published 05/04/2017

Fodor's Review

Rebuilt by Sir James Miller, whose family made its fortune selling herring to Russia, Manderston is a masterful example of the no-expense-spared Edwardian country house. Designed by John Kinross, a young local architect, the original Georgian house from the 1790s was completely renovated between 1903 and 1905. The silver-plated staircase was modeled after the one in the Petit Trianon, at Versailles. Look for the collection of late-19th- and early-20th-century cookie tins. There's much to see downstairs in the kitchens, and outside, among a cluster of other buildings, is the octagonal, one-of-a-kind marble dairy where lunch, dinner, or afternoon tea can be arranged for groups. The 56-acre grounds are a combination of formal and wild gardens.

Sight Information


Duns Rd., Duns, The Scottish Borders, TD11 3PP, Scotland

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Sight Details:

  • Grounds £6, house and grounds £10

Published 05/04/2017


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