Things to see and do - Cockburnspath
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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 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..
Nature and gardens
Red sandstone rocks overlook this lovely sandy beach. Slightly further east is Siccar Point, the geological site described by James Hutton.
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,..