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Address: Gordon TD3 6LG, Scotland
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Experience one of Scotland's finest stately homes. Located in the heart of...

Experience one of Scotland's finest stately homes. Located in the heart of the Scottish Borders, Mellerstain is a unique example of Adam design, presenting a complete picture as it would have been some 240 years ago. •Admire the perfection of Robert Adam's design.•Enjoy the fine art, embroidery, china & furniture collections.•Relax within acres of parkland & gardens with lakeside/woodland walks.•Picnic while the children have fun in the playground.•Treat yourself to lunch or afternoon tea in our courtyard coffee shop.•Holiday in our cottages.

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Beautiful Robert Adam house in a majestic setting

This is a truly beautiful house, possibly the only remaining complete building designed by Robert Adam. He was the architect and designed the majority of the interior. What... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 26, 2016
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This is a truly beautiful house, possibly the only remaining complete building designed by Robert Adam. He was the architect and designed the majority of the interior. What impressed me most was the intricate and delicate plaster-work on the walls and ceilings. The library is a delight, with its classical frieze. It is so light and elegant and unlike any... More 

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San Francisco, California
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016

About my favorite great house in Scotland, just for the Adams plasterwork. The family history is amazing, the docents are personable and obliging, and the interior is gorgeous.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

I have just spent a week staying in one of the holiday cottages within the grounds of this lovely house. Whilst the area is remote the peace and tranquility have been much appreciated. The walks through the Glen and to the lake were enjoyable. The gardens pretty and full of butterflies. The house is quite grand and interesting. The holiday... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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635 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 654 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Visited here after the more well known Floors castle, and was rather more impressed with here.. lovely castle, rooms and gardens, and you get to see a bit more... The house is only open in the afternoons, mon, fri, sat and sun, and will be closing soon for the winter. Cheaper than floors castle, but you cant take pics inside... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The house is worth a visit if you have an interest in furniture or architecture. The knowledgeable guides seemed quite happy to chat about many aspects of the property and its contents. The café let the property down though. On the day we visited, it was too wet to stray far from the house

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Ashington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This is the first time me and my family have visited Mellerstain House and I can say the place is brilliant. the gardens are pleasant and well kept and my children loved the adventure play area. The house is very spacious and steeped in family history, the staff were very helpful and always willing to answer any questions that were... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2016

Visited with friends and their small children who loved running around the house completing the quiz that was provided by the very helpful woman on the front desk. As this suggests, the house, an impressive Adam pile, is run along rather relaxed, even shabby chic, lines. This makes for a very pleasant change from awful National Front-run places where your... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

This house is off the beaten track, there were only a few of us exploring the house and grounds at our visit. The view from the house to the lake is stunning, it's well worth the walk down, (the hill is a little steeper on the return journey however). I was disappointed not to see any fish in the pond,... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

You need to check when this Historic Houses Association attraction is open as it is quite limited..but persevere; it's worth it. The grounds are worth an exploration. The lake is charming; just a shame that a circular walk is not possible due to a bridge being in need of replacement. It could have been prioritised I think by the Trust.... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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298 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

Real wow factor ceilings here - absolutely stunning. One room also has superb plaster panels on the walls. Interesting variety of rooms on four floors. Long gallery at the top of the house has good displays of toys and letters,books etc. Plus the robes and chairs used by the previous owner and his wife at the coronation of George VI... More 

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