Towns & Villages
The Coldstream Bridge over the River Tweed delineates Scotland from England today as it did in Burns’ time. It is the first time Burns would step into England.

About Coldstream

As you gaze over the River Tweed today it seems a trivial thing that the opposite bank resides in England. But it was over this bridge that Burns first set foot on English soil. It did not warrant much mention in his diary of the day comprising of just four words ‘went over into England’. Far better a story is the one Ainslie told James Hogg more than fifty years later in which Burns had knelt down and invoked a blessing on Scotland, quoting his own work!

Coldstream walking, cycling and driving routes


Towns and villages near Coldstream