Eyemouth is a busy town with plenty to do, so is a great place for visitors to spend the day. The historic town lies on the East Coast only 5 miles north of the border with England with a population of about 5000. The name Eyemouth name derives from its location at the mouth of the Eye Water River. The town is based around a natural harbour which means fishing has always been a central part of the Eyemouth community.
It dates back to the 13th century but it still an active industry today.
In July the town holds their annual ‘Herring Queen Festival and in August the Lifeboat Weekend.
Historically, smuggling was common here and this is easy to imagine when walking around the towns narrow winds, vennels and underground tunnels. The centre of this smuggling and illegal trade was Gunsgreen House; a standalone mansion. It was involved in trading tobacco, alcohol and tea and his a much enjoyed visitor attraction.
The popular Berwickshire Coastal Path passes through Eyemouth en-route from Berwick to St Abbs. This route offers plenty off great spots for walking, bird watching, fishing and and even diving. The geology of this area was studied by famous pioneering geographer James Hutton and was where he announced the surface of the earth had dramatically changed over the ages due to evidence he found around the Eyemouth area.