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Chirnside Parish Church

Description: Remains of the Norman parish church of Chirnside can still be seen as a blocked window in the lower part of the western tower and as an ornamental doorway through the south wall. Sundial dated 1816, situated on skewputt. Church rebuilt in 1878 and major restoration and alterations in 1907. Ownership: Church of Scotland Situation – OS ref: NT 870560 How to get there: ...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Places to go in Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

Cockburnspath Mercat Cross

Description: Probably erected about 1612, when King James VI granted the village status as a Burgh of barony, although local tradition states that it is older, having been erected to commemorate the marriage of King James IV to Margaret Tudor of England. Carvings show the Scottish Thistle and the Tudor Rose. Ownership: Public access Situation – OS ref: NT 774711 How to get there: ...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Cockburnspath Parish Church

Description: Cockburnspath Church was originally a dependant chapel of Coldingham Priory. The current building was extensively rebuilt after the ravages which followed its original construction in the 16th century. Major renovation in 19th century. Unusual short round tower at one end of this rectangular building. Ownership: Church of Scotland Situation – OS ref: NT 774710 How to...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Coldingham Priory

Description: Founded in the early 12th century by monks from the Benedictine Monastery at Durham it was attacked frequently over the centuries with Cromwell leaving it a smoking ruin in 1648 as he moved north into Scotland. Little remains of the original, but fragments of the south transept and cloister can be seen. Parts of the 13th century choir remain to their full height. After extensive ...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Places to go in Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

Gunsgreen House

Description: This is the most prominent house in Eyemouth. Built about 1760, this 18th century merchant’s house, originally built by James and John Adam has a long connection with the smuggling trade. Ownership: Gunsgreen House Trust Situation – OS ref: NT 947645 How to get there: By car: Within Eyemouth town. By public transport: Regular bus services from Berwick upon Tweed. ...
Type: Historical-Buildings

Fort Point, Eyemouth

Description: This promontory was fortified in 1547 by invading English troops and again in 1557 by French forces acting on behalf of the Scottish king. The two lines of ramparts, with bastions and gun emplacements, can still be traced in the grass-covered earthworks. The headland provides a spectacular viewing point for the cliffs and their nesting seabirds. Ownership: Public Access Si...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Places to go in Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

Foulden Tithe Barn

Description: A two-storey barn which was used for storing the grain which was the tithe or teind (tenth part) payable to the church. Ownership: In the care of Historic Scotland Situation: OS ref: NT 931558 How to get there: By car: In Foulden, which is 4 miles south east of Chirnside on the A6105, Chirnside to Berwick upon Tweed road. By public transport: Regular public transpor...
Type: Archaeological-Sites

Places to go in Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve

Description: Formed by an extinct volcano, St Abb’s Head is the best known landmark along the Berwickshire coast. Home to thousands of nesting seabirds in summer, it is also home to a wide range of other wildlife. A new remote camera facility allows visitors to the Nature Reserve Centre to eavesdrop on the nesting birds. Ownership: National Trust for Scotland Situation – OS ref: NT 914...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Smokehouse Gallery

Smokehouse Gallery Description: Friendly Gallery in the heart of Eyemouth. Wide range of art, jewellery, ceramics and cards. Work from local artists and further afield. Regular changing exhibitions. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NT 944642 How to get there: By car: In Eyemouth By public transport: Regular buses from Berwick, Duns and Edinburgh. Seasonal opening...
Type: Crafts

Places to go in Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

Eyemouth Harbour & Fish Market

Description: One of the few East Coast harbours which is still fully working. Picturesque, with its new fish market where auctions are still carried out. Viewing area. Visiting yachts and pleasure craft are afforded a warm welcome with secure berthing and modern facilities. Ownership: Situation – OS ref: NT 948645 How to get there: By car: Within Eyemouth town. By public transpo...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Places to go in Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

Eyemouth Maritime Centre

Description: Museum/exhibition telling the story of mankind afloat. Films and slide shows in what was the old fishmarket, now being redeveloped in the form of a 18th century frigate. A series of exhibitions will portray a human interest story about the sea – the current one is about the history of UK coastal smuggling. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: NT 944642 How to get there...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Places to go in Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

Eyemouth Museum

Description: Museum, which has a major tapestry detailing the fishing disaster of 1881. Exhibitions for farming, milling, wheelwrighting and blacksmithing. Ownership: Charitable Trust. Self-financing Situation – OS ref: NT 944642 How to get there: By car: Within the town of Eyemouth in the Auld Kirk, Manse Road. By public transport: Town is well served by Public Transport from...
Type: Museums

Places to go in Eyemouth, Scottish Borders

Number Four Gallery

Description: Number Four Gallery is a relaxed and informal contemporary space, home to an ever-changing programme of inspiring and original contemporary art works. Ownership: Private Situation – OS ref: How to get there: By car: From the A1 north and south, follow the signs to Coldingham, local services and St Abbs Head Nature reserve. Number Four gallery is situated 200 yards on...
Type: Visitor-Attractions

Scottish Borders Eyemouth