Most of the visitor attractions in East Berwickshire are connected with probably the best attraction of all – the sea. Harbours, boats and beaches have obvious links, but the sea has also influenced the area’s animals, birds and plant life, where people have settled, and how they have lived.
Within a few miles of Eyemouth you will find historic buildings, nature and wildlife reserves, museums, art galleries and exhibitions.
Ayton Castle, Eyemouth.
Victorian Castle in red sandstone, now fully restored and lived in by the owners.
Coldingham Bay, Coldingham.
Sheltered, sandy bay for swimming, paddling, sunbathing.
Cove Harbour, Cove.
A tunnel carved out of the rock leads to this tiny harbour, which featured in the film ‘Mrs Brown’
Eyemouth and St Abbs Voluntary Marine Reserve, St.Abbs.
Visitor centre at St Abbs, seashore safaris and guided walks throughout the summer season. See activites nature page.
Eyemouth Fishmarket, Eyemouth.
The public can watch early morning trading of fish. Viewing deck over the harbour and small interpretation centre.
Eyemouth Leisure Centre, Eyemouth.
2 swimming pools, fitness suite, sunbed, sauna and steam room. Recently fully refurbished.
Eyemouth Museum, Auld Kirk Manse Road, Eyemouth.
Exhibitions on Farming, Milling, Blacksmith and Wheelwright, and of course our Fishing heritage.
Fast Castle, nr Cockburnspath.
The remains of 14th century fortifications standing on a pinnacle of solid rock
Fort Point, Eyemouth.
Earthworks showing the remains of a fort built in 1547
Gunsgreen House, Eyemouth.
The most prominent building in Eyemouth, designed by James Adam in about 1755.
Kittiwake Gallery, St Abbs.
Paintings, prints etc of local wildlife
Paxton House, Paxton.
A fine 18th century Adam-designed house, with woodlands, gardens and riverside walks
Pease Dean, nr Pease Bay.
Scottish Wildlife Trust reserve. Important for birds, insects, mosses, ferns and native trees.
Smokehouse Gallery, Eyemouth.
Regular exhibitions by local and well known artists, such as John Bellany. See our listing in ’shopping’.
St Abbs Head, St.Abbs.
192 acres National Nature Reserve owned by the National Trust for Scotland
St Abbs Heritage Centre, St.Abbs.
Small visitor centre with exhibits about local history