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  • 1 St Abb's Head Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    GB - Saint-Abbs TD14 5QF

    St Abb's Head is a very interesting nature reserve near the sea. It covers a variety of habitats: coastal grassland, sandy and rocky shores, and cliffs. It includes the man-made Mire Loch. The sea cliffs, some of the highest in the region, rise to ov..

  • 2 Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    rd. Manse GB - Eyemouth TD14 5JE

    The museum illustrates aspects of country life (agriculture, watermills, ploughs and the forge). Aspects of the life of the fishing community are attractively presented: their houses, costumes, boats, equipment and fishing tackle. The highly symbolic..

  • 3 The Harbour

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Harbour Road GB - Eyemouth TD14 5HR

    Gaily coloured fishing boats line the quayside and the lively fishing market emphasises the importance of the town's fishing industry. Fishing has actually been Eyemouth's main activity since the 12C. On Black Friday, 14 October 1881, 189 fishermen, ..

  • 4 Old Fishing Village

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Old Quay GB - Eyemouth TD14 5HS

    The old quarter still has some of the features once described by Reverend Daniel Mclver. Smuggling was at its peak in the 18C and Eyemouth was an important centre for illicit trade in wines, spirits, tea and tobacco.

  • 5 Grunsgreen Mansion

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    A1107 GB - Eyemouth

    An isolated mansion on the south side of the harbour was once reputed to be used for smuggling. It belonged to the owner of Fast Castle, Robert Logan of Restalrig (d 1606), who was involved in the Gowrie conspiracy (a bloody episode in Scottish histo..

  • 6 Fast Castle

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    GB - Saint-Abbs

    Fast Castle, an impregnable stronghold dating from the 16C, is perched on a spectacular site. Its walls rise from a rocky crag and merge into the cliff face. The castle figures in Walter Scott's The Bride of Lammermoor, and is surrounded by red sands..

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