Fodor's Expert Review Mellerstain House and Gardens

Kelso Historic Home

One fine example of the Borders area's ornate country homes is Mellerstain House, begun in the 1720s and finished in the 1770s by Robert Adam (1728–92); it is considered one of his finest creations. Sumptuous plasterwork covers almost all interior surfaces, and there are outstanding examples of 18th-century furnishings, porcelain and china, paintings, and embroidery. The beautiful terraced gardens (open an hour before the house itself) are as renowned as the house.

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Off A6089
TD3 6LG, Scotland


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: House and gardens £15; garden only £6, Closed Tues.–Thurs. and Oct.–Mar.

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