Berwick’s neighbouring towns, just over the Border into Scotland, have many attractions which should not be missed.
Duns is most famously home of the Jim Clark Room and Rally. Jim Clark, born in Fife, but raised near Duns, became one of the greatest world champions that motor racing has ever seen. He was twice world motor racing champion in the 1960’s, and this free entry museum contains a unique collection of memorabilia, trophies and photographs of his life.
Manderston House, near Duns, is the supreme country house of Edwardian Scotland. It was designed by architect John Kinross and no expense was spared. Visitors on open days can explore opulent staterooms, the only silver-staircase in the world and extensive "downstairs" domestic quarters. It stands in 56 acres of formal gardens, with magnificent stables and stunning marble dairy. Opening times are limited, contact house for specific dates.
Eyemouth is a picturesque harbour town in the Scottish Borders is just nine miles north of Berwick. Eyemouth has some excellent interactive museums that reflect its seafaring history, including Gunsgreen House. This impressive house was built for local smuggler and merchant John Nisbet in the 1750s, and has a host of smugglers secrets for visitors to discover.
Eyemouth Boat Trips run between May and October. Puffin, the Glass Bottomed Boat sails daily out of Eyemouth Harbour along the Eastern Scottish coastline taking in the spectacular scenery. This pleasure cruise will give you the once in a lifetime opportunity to get close to marine life in its natural habitat.
Coldingham Bay is located just 11 miles north of Berwick upon Tweed. Whilst the village centre has a couple of family friendly pubs, the jewel in its crown is Coldingham Sands just a 10 minute walk from the village centre. The beach, which is approximately 200 metres wide, is well sheltered by headlands to the north and south with rocky sections at both extremities of the sand which are perfect for exploring rock pools. It is is popular with surfers and body boarders.
Coldingham Bay is situated within the St. Abbs and Eyemouth Voluntary Marine Reserve, which itself is part of the Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast Special Area of Conservation.
Just under 5 miles west of Berwick, within walking distance of Paxton village, situated on the banks of the magnificent River Tweed, you will find Paxton House . This magnificent mansion is possibly one of the finest examples of an 18th century Palladian Country house in Britain today. There is a large adventure playground that caters for children of all ages with plenty of benches for picnics. Open daily from April to October, with a calendar of events running throughout this time.