Things to see and do - Cockburnspath
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The charming village of "Copath ", set just off the A1 trunk road, is the birthplace of John Broadwood (1732-1812), cabinetmaker and co-founder of the famous piano manufacturing firm. In the 1880s, the village became the centre of a painters' colony: Glasgow School artists came here, notably James Guthrie, EA Walton and Joseph Crawhall. The 341km-long Southern Upland Way links this village to Portpatrick on the coast.
Tourist attractions Cockburnspath : Things to see and do
The church has a simple layout but, at the west end, stands an unusual round tower dating from before the Reformation. The higher parts date from the 19C. Note the angular buttresses, one with a sundial, the flagstone covering Arnott's sepulchre (far..
Erected to celebrate the marriage of James IV with Princess Margaret Tudor in 1503, who was given the Cockburnspath estate as part of the marriage settlement. The finial, worn by the passage of time, represents the thistle and the rose.
The greenery provides an excellent setting for the soft shades and gently polished shapes of the stonework: the original building (1450) was composed of a nave and chancel and a tower and transept were added later. Although used as a barn in the 18C,..