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Paxton House tickets now at tourist offices

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Paxton House

On the steps of Paxton House are George Mack, Paxton’s new Business Development Officer and Sarah Ray from Berwick Tourist Information Centre. On the right (top) Dawn Goodwill-Evans, Sales Development Co-ordinator at Northumberland County Council and Claire McDade, Director of Paxton House.

Paxton House promises everyone a great deal this year.

The property is working with Northumberland County Council to offer 10% off entrance tickets bought at a Tourist Information Centre in the county.

This fine country house is on the north side of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders just a few miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed. Paxton House was built to the design of John Adam in 1758 for Scottish laird Patrick Home of Billie.

It is considered to be one of the finest 18th century Palladian country houses in Britain and has interiors by Robert Adam and the pre-eminent collection of furniture in Scotland by Chippendale and William Trotter.

The House opens earlier than usual this year, kicking off the action packed season with a special opening day on March 17 – St Patrick’s Day – as well as special pamper packages for mums on Mother’s Day, March 18.

It launches the Prestonpans Tapestry (back by popular demand) on March 21. If that’s not enough, there will be a re-enactment weekend on March 31 and April 1, with Jacobite soldiers waging war on government forces in the grounds of Paxton.

Claire McDade, Director of Paxton House, said: “This discount is a great offer and applies to all our tickets – children, families, concessions and adults and can be used to visit the grounds or the house separately. We’re really pleased to work with the TICs across the country and look forward to welcoming local people and tourists alike to our fantastic venue.”

New this year will also be Paranormal ghost tours, costume displays, special family tours, updated gifts in the shop and a fresh menu in the restaurant to whet visitors’ appetites.

There are 11 Tourist Information Centres across Northumberland. Potential visitors to Paxton House can buy their discounted ticket at any of the centres until the end of 2012.

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