The fishing harbour of Eyemouth is just two miles away and includes Gunsgreen House as one of its attractions. The beach at Coldingham only a 15 minute drive as is the National Trust headland of St. Abbs.
Just south of the historic garrison town of Berwick-
Inland are private houses open to the public such as Manderston and Mellerstain, and the Castles of Floors at Kelso, and Thirlestane at Lauder.
Paxton House, on the Tweed, contains some of the finest pictures (some of which are loaned by the National Galleries of Scotland).
Melrose hosts the Book Festival, and is near to Abbotsford, the home of Sir Walter Scott.
GOLF – several links courses are situated nearby (Eyemouth, Berwick and Goswick) not to mention Muirfield in North Berwick.
SURFING – Coldingham is known for its wonderful surf, where the Surf School can provide all equipment and lessons by arrangement.
BIRDWATCHING – during the summer months, St. Abbs is home to thousands of Guillemots, Razorbills and Kittiwakes who nest on the cliff faces.