Scottish Borders | Village | ★★


Eyemouth is a quiet, attractive, east coast village a few miles north of the English border, set astride the Eye Water. It has a working harbour (often with friendly seals) and new residential developments but also a thriving tourist trade - though the amusement arcades are kept at arm's length from the more attractive parts of town. The central museum might be a good choice on a rainy day, as is Gunsgreen House across the river. This resplendent mansion was built in 1753 for the local John Nisbet: successful merchant by day, notorious smuggler by night.


Location & info

📌 Eyemouth ★★
Scottish Borders, G.R.: NT 945644 ///thinnest.vegetable.excellent

🚶 Gunsgreen House is on the other side of the river, and a short walk away from, the rest of the town's sights. There are excellent coastal walks in both directions (see links below) allowing access to nearby settlements.
🚌 There are adequate bus services, notably from Berwick-upon-Tweed and Duns.

See & do (<1 mi away)

>> Eyemouth Beach ★★
>> Eyemouth Museum (not yet featured)
>> Gunsgreen House ★★★
>> Walk: Berwick Border Raid ★★★
>> Walk: South from St Abbs ★★★

Nearby (1-3 mi away)

>> Burnmouth ★★ (2 mi ↓)
>> Coldingham Bay ★★★ (2 mi ←)
>> St Abbs ★★ (2 mi ↑)
>> Walk: St Abb's Head - sensational seabird city ★★★★ (2 mi ↑)
>> Coldingham Priory ★★ (3 mi ←)
>> St Abbs Visitor Centre (3 mi ↑)

[Gunsgreen House]

[Eyemouth seen from the Berwickshire Coast Path]

["Black Friday" fishing disaster memorial]

[Eyemouth Beach]


[Eider in the harbour]

[Seal in the harbour]

[Willie Spears: leader of local fishermen's campaigns to end tithes to the church in the 1800s]

[The boat-shaped Eyemouth Maritime Centre - now closed]

[Amuseument arcades]


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