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HERITAGE HIGHLIGHTS: An almost perfect example of Palladian architecture
It was Ninian Home who furnished Paxton in grand style, including the wonderful collection of Chippendale furniture. According to tour guide who escorted us around the house, there are only about 600 origional pieces of Chippendale furniture left in the world, and over 50 of them are at Paxton, many of them still in their originally intended room settings. Home also called in Robert Adam to help complete the interior decoration. Among the finest features are the classical plasterwork designs and original wallpaper, as well as a marvellous collection of fine art and antiques amassed by Patrick Home on his Grand Tour of Europe. In addition, there are over 70 paintings loaned by the National Gallery of Scotl;and. Most of these are found in the library, a quite stunning room, full of light, built by Robert Reid.
Though you can explore the grounds and enjoy woodland walks at your leisure, the house can only be viewed by taking one of the regular guided tours. These are excellent, very informative and entertaining. In addition to the main rooms of the house, the tour also takes in a restored Georgian kitchen.
NB. If you visit with younger children make sure to tell them there's an adventure playground at the end of the tour - it worked for our 10 year old! Children will also enjoy the huge, giant sized armchair in the waiting area.
About Paxton House
Address: Paxton, Berwick Upon Tweed, Borders, Scotland, TD15 1SZ
Attraction Type: Historic House
Location: 5 miles west of Berwick-upon-Tweed, on the B6461
Website: Paxton House
Phone: 01289 386 291
Historic Houses Association
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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