The surrounding area provide a variety of leisure activities and give access to some of the most beautiful parts of Berwickshire. Eyemouth has a working harbour, as well as the Museum near the centre of the town. The cities of Newcastle and Edinburgh are less than an hour away by train from Berwick.
Country houses of historical interest in the area include Manderston, Mellerstain, Paxton House and Gunsgreen House, Eyemouth. These are all open to the public, and leaflets giving opening times are available from Tourist Information Centres. The grounds of the Hirsel near Coldstream and Duns Castle Estate are also open to the public, as well as the nature reserve, St Abbs Head, run by the National Trust for Scotland.
Throughout the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland there are Castles, Pele Towers and Abbeys, evidence of the turbulent history of the area, which provide a wide range of interesting places to visit.
Golf & Swimming
The Scottish Borders has a abundance of golf courses – the nearest being Duns, (where there is also a golf driving range), Coldstream (The Hirsel), Eyemouth, Dunbar and Berwick. In addition there are swimming pools in Duns, Eyemouth and Berwick-upon-Tweed.