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[Coldstream from the River Tweed]

Coldstream is one of the quieter of the Scottish Border towns, sitting pretty above a meander on the River Tweed with wide views across to the English side. We spent a good hour or so watching a couple of otters fishing in full sight of the riverside path here in 2019. A lack of properly old buildings in the town can be attributed to centuries of marauding armies, and the Battle of Flodden took place just a few miles away at Branxton, ending in a major Scottish defeat. Coldstream is however most frequently associated with the Coldstream Guards - the British Army's oldest continually serving regiment - ensuring that military connections continue to this day. Learn about this and more in the local museum; there's also a nearby country park ideal for a low key stroll.

[Market Square]

Location & info

📌 Coldstream
Scottish Borders, G.R.: NT 842398 ///dash.feel.reinvest

🚶 The Hirsel estate and local riverside walks are easily reached from the town centre and museum.
🚌 Infrequent buses serve Coldstream from towns including Berwick-upon-Tweed, Kelso, Galashiels and Melrose.

See & do (<1 mi away)

>> Coldstream Museum ★★

Nearby (1-5 mi away)

>> The Hirsel ★★ (1 mi ←)
>> Flodden Battlefield ★★ (3 mi →)

[Coldstream Museum]

[High Street]

[The Besom Inn]

[River Tweed from the village]

[Otter in the river at Coldstream]


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