Boat Trips

Here at Paxton House the boat trips are a memorable excursion for all the family to enjoy.

  • They go from Paxton House upstream to the Chain Bridge, Horncliffe.
  • With Views of the River Tweed and the surrounding countryside.
  • The trip takes approximately one hour with running commentary from the skipper.
  • With all the information on the fishing shiels, net fishing, mansion houses, wildlife and the River Tweed itself.

Adults £6.00.

Children £4.00.

The boat trips vary with the tide times, for the most recent boat times please check the link at the bottom of this page.

The 2016 season for Net Fishing has finished, information about the 2017 season times will become available when the house re-opens for the new season. 

Netting

Netting salmon has taken place on the River Tweed for centuries. The river was divided into dozens of salmon fisheries, known as stations. Each fishery had a hut called a shiel to provide storage space for the fishing gear and accommodation for the fishermen during the season which runs from March – Sept.

Paxton House is one of the last remaining netting stations on the Tweed, and still uses the traditional way of netting using a coble or small boat. The net is rowed out in the coble to form a large semi-circle and then pulled in by hand.

From 2015 netting at Paxton no longer takes place for commercial purposes. The Tweed Foundation in partnership with the Paxton Fishery crew now use the fishery as a research station. The netting takes place purely for scientific and research purposes. The salmon are tagged and released back into the river.

Visitors are welcome to come along and watch the netting and learn about the research taking place.

The 2016 season for Net Fishing has finished, information about the 2017 season times will become available when the house re-opens for the new season. 

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A house with a lot of character, and in very good condition. “Excellent tour”
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