Manderston

Scottish Borders | Duns | Stately home | ★★★★

[Manderston]

Manderston is undisputedly the finest Edwardian country house in Scotland. Mostly redesigned by John Kinross (to massively upgrade a 18th century mansion) between 1901 and 1905, the house is still home to the Palmer family and exudes wealth from every pore, from its magnificent ballroom to a grand silver staircase. The construction budget? Reputedly unlimited. Today's visitor can also explore large parts of the extensive grounds; these comprise a lake and woodland garden on the south side, while on the north side there are formal gardens, a Marble Dairy and a cavernous stable block. The ingredients are therefore all present for a very impressive day out indeed - shame then about the indifferent attitude of a couple of the tour guides on our visit.

[Gardens & grounds]

Location & info

📌 Manderston ★★★★
Off minor road 2 mi east of Duns, G.R.: NT 811544 ///testy.crowds.brings
Open Thursdays & Sunday afternoons, early May to September, plus bank holiday afternoons, late May & August | £12.50 adult / £7 child



[Main entrance]

[Gardens & grounds]

[Gardens & grounds]

[Gardens & grounds]

[Gardens & grounds]

[Gardens & grounds]

[Gardens & grounds]

[Marble Dairy]

[Marble Dairy]

[Gardener's House]

[Stables]

[Stables]

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