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The area - what to do

Eyemouth is a wonderful small town offering something for all visitors. Full of character, it has Georgian buildings, small wynds and alleyways, interesting shops and galleries and excellent restuarants and cafes. With the delights of a working harbour coupled with a sandy beach, Eyemouth offers traditional sea-side holidaying. Spend a few hours making or watching sandcastles being built on a beach with space to play rounders or football. Walk along the promenade, and have a home-made ice cream from an award winning Italian ice cream shop. Explore the museum or watch the fishermen working in one of the last working Scottish harbours. Buy fresh crabs for £1 or lobsters for £6 and cook them for lunch (cookery books supplied!).

This is a holiday that you CAN leave the car behind- imagine no driving- or petrol bills for a week! Arrive by train to Berwick and a 10 minute bus or taxi journey will have you at the Herring Queen. Everything you need is at your fingertips and if you want to wander a bit further catch the bus into Edinburgh, you can even turn London into a day trip by catching the East Coast main line train from Berwick!

 

Famous for its smuggling past, Gunsgreen House is just across the harbour from the apartment

Excellent walking opportunties surround Eyemouth from cliffhead walks to Coldingham or St Abbs, to walks in the delightful surrounding countryside. Maps and walking guides are available for you in the apartment.

The local golf course is happy to have visitors  - play its famous 6th  recently voted Britains "most extraordinary golf hole"!

 Eyemouth golf course

If you are a diver - or would like to try it out there - is a diving school in Eyemouth www.aquastars.co.uk. The shore diving from Eyemouth is recognised as being the best in the UK.

Berwick-on-Tweed, with its historic town walls and Duns, a fine example of a traditional Borders market town are only 7 miles away.

The gardens at Alnwick, the Beamish musemn, the Gateshead Metrocentre and the castles of the Northumberland coast are all easy to reach.

         

Weather-wise Eyemouth is situated in the sunniest and driest part of Scotland,  so clear blue skies are common even when the rest of Scotland is covered in rain!

                         

                        

                         

                          Beach with town in background

The cosmopolitan cities of Edinburgh and Newcastle are less than an hour away by car or public bus service.

                       

                                                 

                         Eyemouth 




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