PAXTON HOUSE

Paxton House has a range of facilities and activities to keep you entertained during your stay.

  • Surrounded by 80 acres of land, the estate provides some wonderful walking routes both down by the River Tweed and through the woodlands.
  • House tours run daily which gives you an insight into the history of the house and the lives of the it’s past residents.
  • The tearoom sells breakfasts from 9am, a selection of home made baking and main meals throughout the day.
  • There is also a shop where you can get more information on the day to day activities and events at Paxton House.
  • Boat Trips and Net Fishing run regularly in the River Tweed- this is a relaxing and idyllic trip up the river that the whole family can enjoy.
  • Throughout the grounds there are different areas for children to enjoy such as the Den Building and Playpark. There are also season themed children’s activities that run throughout the day through the school holidays.

Paxton House is open 9am-5pm daily and further information about any of the above can be found here.

Caravan Park Local Attractions

There are an abundance of local attractions very close to the Paxton House Caravan Park.

Situated just 3 miles from Berwick-Upon-Tweed, most attractions are just a short drive away. There is a bus which stops at Paxton House which takes guests directly into Berwick-Upon-Tweed for those who cannot drive.

Within a slightly longer drive of 30 minutes, there are even more attactions for all ages and interests.

Beaches

The proximity of Paxton House to the coast means that, weather allowing, a trip to the beach can be an easy day out. There are lots of beaches such as the popular Coldingham Beach or the quieter beach at Scremerston where you can also hunt for fossils.

Castles

Berwickshire and North Northumberland have plenty of castles and historic houses to keep all the family intrigued. From the splendid Alnwick Castle and Gardens in Northumberland to the lesser known Tantallon Castle clinging to the cliffs near North Berwick (not to confused with Berwick upon Tweed!) there are magnificent castles in all states of repair. Bamburgh Castle sits proudly above a wonderful expanse of sandy beach with wonderful dunes as a backdrop.

Historic Sites

Further inland you can explore sections of Hadrian’s Wall and learn about life for ordinary soldiers posted in the furthermost reaches of the Roman Empire. Within Berwick-Upon-Tweed there are the famous Elizabethan Walls, the backdrop to many battles between the Scottish and English.

Family Fun

The Chain Bridge Honey Farm, situated just across the river from Paxton House, is a fantastic day out for the whole family to see how honey is made and what is can be used for. There is a leisure center, theatre, play area and much more within Berwick Upon Tweed to keep children of all ages busy through their holidays.