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Manderston House and Gardens

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Manderston is the supreme country house of Edwardian Scotland; the swansong of its era. Manderston, as it is today, is a product of the best craftsmanship and highest domestic sophistication the Edwardian era had to offer.

Where is Manderston House and Gardens located?

Manderston is located in the Scottish borders, 2 miles from the local market town of Duns. Manderston's postcode is TD11 3PP

What is the history of Manderston House and Gardens to the present day?

Manderston was built for Sir James Miller, a nouveau riche baronet who married in to the traditional aristocracy and asked an up and coming Scottish architect, John Kinross, to create a home of glittering style to match his wealth and status as a country gentleman. There are fifty six acres of formal and informal gardens at Manderston, a combination which is unique in Scotland. In spring the lawn in front of the house is studded with daffodils and beyond it is the gateway to the formal garden. Sir James Miller had the gates brought from London and gilded, to catch the light from the setting sun. A gate in the style of eighteenth-century architect, James Gibbs and a portico of spiralled columns add to its grandeur. On the south side of the house, Kinross designed four formal garden terraces still planted out in Edwardian style today.

What is there to see and do at Manderston House and Gardens?

Visitors can view the magnificent silver staircase within the house, and the stables, gardens, woodland gardens and marble dairy are definitely not to be missed.

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Open Times: 7th May - 27th September 2020, Thurs & Sun only. Bank Holidays late May and August. Gardens and Tearoom open 11:30, House opens 13:30-17:00, last entry 4.15pm. .

Price Details: House & Gardens: Adults £12.50. Children £7. Children under 12 Free. Group Concession (min 15 people) £12.00 each.


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Duns, Duns, Scottish Borders, DunsTD11 3PP, United Kingdom

On A6105 two miles east of Duns, 12 miles west of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

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