Food, Accommodation and Amenities

Food and Accommodation

In the village the Waterloo Arms and close by, Chirnside Hall Hotel, the Allanton Inn, Allanton  and The Craw Inn, Auchencrow provide food and accommodation.  The Red Lion and Beacon Coffee Shop are both in the village of Chirnisde

Camping and caravan facilities are available in Coldingham, Eyemouth and Berwick. Sykes Holiday Cottages among others offer many self-catering properties – from castles to cottages in the surrounding area.

Tourist Information Centres are at:
Eyemouth – Open Easter to October, Auld Kirk, Manse Road, Eyemouth TD14 5HE  Tel 01890 750678
Berwick – upon – Tweed – Open all year, Walkergate (upstairs in the library), Berwick-upon-Tweed,  Northumberland TD15 1DB  01670 622155

VisitScotland lists places to stay in Chirnside and the rest of the Scottish Borders.

Medical facilities

Chirnside has a health centre. The nearest general hospital with full time Accident and Emergency facilities is the Borders General Hospital at Melrose.

Emergency dental treatment is available in Duns.

Religious Services in and around Chirnside

  • Church of Scotland Services, are held at the Parish Church Kirkgate. Sunday Service is 11:00
  • Southview Church holds regular services – calendar here
  • Roman Catholic Mass. There are RC churches in Duns  and Eyemouth 
Public Transport

Chirnside is served by buses to Berwick upon Tweed and Duns then onto Galashiels. The current timetables are available via Traveline Scotland

East Coast Mainline Rail services are available at Berwick upon Tweed. The reopened Waverley line to Edinburgh is at Tweedbank. For timetables and service information visit National Rail Enquiries

Edinburgh Airport is the nearest airport is Edinburgh (58 miles)

Other facilities

The main facilities in Chirnside are clustered around the Main Street and Crosshill.

Shops include the Co-op Food Store (with cash machine), Newsagent and Post Office. You can pay in and withdraw money from the Post Office from your bank account. There is a pharmacy and a Fish and Chip shop.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Mobile Bank visits on a Monday afternoon. The Bank of Scotland has a branch in Duns and Eyemouth.

A range of local societies and groups meet regularly at Chirnside Community Centre.

There are public toilets and a phone box in the village centre, adjacent to the main bus stop and shelter.



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