St Abbs

Scottish Borders | Village | ★★

[St Abbs]

This pocket-sized, Borders fishing community has been given a new lease of life as a tourist destination after it featured in the 2019 film Avengers Endgame as New Asgard, home to an alcohol-dependent, overweight Thor, king of the Norse gods. Whether the "Marvel effect" will last remains to be seen, but the village has several more strings to its bow. The extensive harbour is very picturesque, with views north towards the seabird city of St Abbs Head, a mile distant. In the other direction it's only a short walk (or drive, if you must) to the sand and rock pools of Coldingham Bay, while on the inland side the old Creel Road footpath links to the village of Coldingham itself, which features a partially ruined priory. If visiting the area for the first time, the small visitor centre at the entrance to St Abbs village is the best place to start.

[St Abbs from St Abbs Head Nature Reserve]

Location & info

📌 St Abbs ★★
Scottish Borders, G.R.: NT 920674 ///hogs.vans.gulped

🚶 The village is tiny; don't miss the coastal sights accessed by walks listed below. Coldingham and its priory can be reached by mainly off-road paths.
🚌 St Abbs is at the end of a bus route from Berwick-upon-Tweed via Eyemouth.
🚗 The harbour car park is pay and display, with free spaces up the hill if you're able to walk back down.

See & do (<1 mi away)

>> Coldingham Bay ★★★
>> St Abbs Head ★★★★
>> St Abbs Visitor Centre
>> Walk: South from St Abbs ★★★
>> Walk: St Abb's Head - sensational seabird city ★★★★

Nearby (1-3 mi away)

>> Coldingham Priory (1 mi ←) ★★
>> Eyemouth (2 mi ↓) ★★
>> Eyemouth Beach (2 mi ↓) ★★
>> Gunsgreen House (3 mi ↓) ★★★

[St Abbs, twinned with New Asgard]

[St Abbs Visitor Centre]

[Coldingham Bay]

[Coldingham Priory]

[St Abbs Head Nature Reserve]
[Lambs on the Creel Road just outside St Abbs]

[St Abbs from above]

[Lifeboat station]

[North Sea from the harbour wall]

[View south from the harbour wall]

["Black Friday" fishing disaster memorial]

[Looking north towards St Abbs Head]


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