Around & About

Eye Sleep Over


  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Golf
  • Gunsgreen House
  • Eyemouth Museum
  • Castles & Stately Homes
  • Berwick upon Tweed Elizabethan Town Walls
  • Beaches
  • Coastal Path Walks
  • Cycling
  • Rib Trips
  • Fishing
  • Open Water Swimming


Eyemouth (Scots: Heymooth) is a small town and in Berwickshire, in the Scottish Borders. The town's name comes from its location at the mouth of the Eye Water river. The Berwickshire coastline consists of high cliffs over deep clear water with sandy coves and picturesque harbours. As fishing port, Eyemouth holds a yearly Herring Queen Festival.

Notable buildings in the town include Gunsgreen House ‘A SPLENDID PALACE BUILT BY A SMUGGLER ‘and a cemetery watch-house built to stand guard against the Resurrectionists (body snatchers). Many of the features of a traditional fishing village are preserved in the narrow streets and 'vennels'. Along the beautiful bantary there is A poignant memorial shows the widows and children left heartbroken by the worst fishing disaster in Scottish history. 
As a busy working fishing harbour you will see a variety of fishing boat landing their catch and yachts sailing around the bay while you feed the seals. You can even enjoy a trip on the sea yourself on the ‘rib’ which takes trips along the spectacular cliff faces as far as St Abbs.

St Abbs

St Abbs is a small fishing village on the southeastern coast of Scotland, within the Coldingham Parish of Scottish Borders. The village was originally known as Coldingham Shore, the name St Abbs being adopted in the 1890s.

St Abbs is a popular site for scuba divers. The sea around the village is unusually clear, in contrast to the more silt-laden coastal waters further to the north or south. These clear waters and the spectacular underwater scenery resulted in Britain's first Voluntary Marine Reserve being established at St Abbs.

Sea angling, sub-aqua diving, bird-watching and regular sight seeing boat trips run from the harbour.  St. Abbs Head National Nature Reserve comprises 200 acres of wild and rugged coastline with sheer, seabird-nesting cliffs rising 300ft above the water.

If you're a Marvel fan and you want to visit the New Asgard location from Avengers EndGame, then you only need to find St Abbs in Scotland! This sleepy fishing village in the Scottish Borders transformed into Thor's Home in Tønsberg for the movie!


Coldingham Sands is a sheltered sandy beach on the coast of the Scottish Borders which holds a blue flag award and is a hugely popular destination for picnic goers and surfers from all over the world.

You will be able to visit Coldingham Priory which was a house of Benedictine monks. It lies on the south-east coast of Scotland, in the village of Coldingham.The first prior of Coldingham is on record by the year 1147, although it is likely that the foundation was much earlier. The earlier monastery at Coldingham was founded by St Æbbe sometime c. AD 640. Although the monastery was largely destroyed by Oliver Cromwell in 1650,[1] some remains of the priory exist, the choir of which forms the present parish church of Coldingham and is serviced by the Church of Scotland.

Berwick- Upon-Tweed

Berwick-upon-Tweed is England’s most dramatic walled town, standing right at the northern-most tip of Northumberland. It has certainly attracted its fair share of famous admirers in the past. Lancastrian painter L.S. Lowry was a huge fan of the town and today there is a specially created Lowry Trail for those who want to explore his favourite holiday resort.

Lowry and countless others have become enchanted by Berwick’s amazing architecture and its turbulent past.

Look around and you can see evidence of that past – Berwick was captured or sacked 13 times before 1482 when it fell into the hands of the English – in its Elizabethan Town Walls that were built to keep the invading Scots out of the town. Built between 1558 and 1570, the walls were the most expensive building project of England’s Golden Age.

From the top of these walls you can take in some spectacular views over the wide estuary of the River Tweed including Stephenson’s famous viaduct bridge, hailed as one of the finest in the world and is now lit at dusk.

Go inside the formidable walls and you’ll find a charming and eclectic Georgian market town with a huge range of things to do and enjoy.

Berwick is home to a thriving arts and culture scene which includes the Maltings Theatre and Arts Centre, and some great museums – try The Gymnasium Gallery, the Berwick Barracks and Main Guard – and galleries, as well as unique events such as the Riding of the Bounds and Border Marches, celebrating the unique town boundaries.

Berwick is also easy to get to, it is just off the A1 and has its own East Coast Mainline railway station. 


Reston is a village located in the southeast of Scotland, in Berwickshire, Scottish Borders region. The village lies on the western bank of the Eye Water

The small town of Reston just a few miles up the A1 has recently opened its historic rail line which provides links along the east coast main line.


Duns is a town in the Scottish Borders. It was the county town of the historic county of Berwickshire.

Duns Castle, is a historic house the oldest part of which, the massive Norman Keep or Pele Tower, supposedly dates from 1320. The castle and most of the structures on the property are designated as a scheduled ancient monument.  Manderston House, Duns, is the home of The Rt Hon. The 4th Baron Palmer. It was completely rebuilt between 1901 and 1903 and has sumptuous interiors with a silver-plated staircase. Wedderburn Castle, near Duns, is an 18th-century country house that is now used as a wedding and events venue. The house is a Category A listed building and the grounds are included in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes all of which are used to host weddings.

You will find the Jim Clark Museum in the heart of Duns in memory of the Formula 1 Racing Legend, where you can discover the story of one of the greatest racing drivers of all time.