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Eyemouth
The historic town of Eyemouth lies just five miles from the Scotland/England border and is situated at the mouth of the River Eye which provides a natural harbour and a beautiful sandy beache. Fishermen have been fishing at Eyemouth from the 13th century and today the harbour is still a lively, bustling place with its colourful fishing boats and yachts. The Scottish Borders provides some of the best sea angling in the UK. Eyemouth has the largest fishing fleet in the South of Scotland and with the clear waters and the magnificent coastal scenery as a backdrop, who could ask for more!   Click here for more information about Angling at Eyemouth.

Eyemouth Harbour
Bustling, picturesque Eyemouth harbour

Gunsgreen House at Eyemouth Harbour
Gunsgreen House at Eyemouth Harbour

Eyemouth has had its fair share of disasters with the famous east coast fishing disaster of 1881 when 189 fishermen were lost at sea, 129 of those from Eyemouth itself. The local museum is worth a visit, it illustrates the history of the town and what life was like in the 'olden days'. There is a magnificent tapestry in the museum which commemorates the fishing disaster and the great loss of life. The museum also doubles as a Tourist Information Centre and has many interesting leaflets including a town trail and a leaflet on the many beautiful coastal walks from Eyemouth along the Berwickshire Coast.
Gunsgreen House is a beautiful Georgian building on the edge of the harbour. The basement area has been recently refurbished and currently offers facilities for visiting yachtsmen and boat owners including showers, toilets, kitchen and waiting areas. Eyemouth is now a welcome haven for all boat owners sailing along the East coast with the new facilites including the new fishmarket, the new pontoon, and the new deep water harbour basin which has been designed to be accessible at all times, regardless of the tide.

Gunsgreen House
Gunsgreen House

  If you like golf, you must pay a visit to Eyemouth Golf Club - it is the only coastal 18 hole golf course in the Freedom of the Fairways and boasts a beautiful scenic backdrop which would be hard to beat! 
For those that enjoy Diving, Scoutscroft Dive Centre is only 3 miles away at Coldingham.  They run regular diving courses throughout the year, have a retail outlet providing equipment for sale or hire and provide accommodation on site.  Click here for more information. Diving at St Abbs

Other Places of interest in the Eyemouth area include Ayton Castle, Paxton House, Kittiwake Gallery and the Chain Bridge Honey Farm.
 

Main events:

June
The Seafood Festival offers a weekend of seafood, sea stories, music and song - all in all a great street party!

July
The Herring Queen Festival - Eyemouth's fishing fleet escorts the annually chosen Queen from St. Abbs to Eyemouth.   This Festival offers lots of activities and entertainment for all age groups with interesting stalls.

August
The Lifeboat Gala

October
For the last 2 years Eyemouth has been chosen to host the 'Both Sides of the Tweed' music Festival which takes place in October. 


Tourist Information Centre:

Auld Kirk
Manse Road
Eyemouth TD14 5JE
Tel: 0870 6080404
Email: info@scot-borders.co.uk
Opening: April-October

www.eyemouth.com

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