Situated 5miles north of the Scottish English border Redhall Cottage lies just outside the historic town of Eyemouth. Famous for its fishing fleet which dates back to the 13th century Eyemouth harbour still has an active fleet of colourful fishing boats. The village itself still retains many original features with cobble streets and small courtyards. The newly opened Eyemouth museum captivates the town’s history with a famous tapestry commemorating the great east coast fishing disaster of 1881 when 189 fishermen were lost at sea. Eyemouth hosts its own Seafood festival in June the Herring Queen festival in July and in August the Lifeboat weekend.
For those who like a bit of recreation and leisure Eyemouth has its own 18 hole golf course with stunning views of the Berwickshire coastline ,a bowling green and its own leisure centre with indoor swimming pool. Situated five miles along the coastline with their high cliffs, sandy beaches and deep clear waters the villages of Coldingham and St Abbs provide a haven for those into recreational pursuits such as bird watching, walking, fishing and scuba diving. Coldingham Priory which was originally founded in 1098 along with Ayton castle which lies two miles to the west of Eyemouth attracts many visitors every year.
The tourist information centre situated in the Auld Kirk, Market place, Eyemouth telephone +44(0)18907 50678 is open Easter- End of October. Full details of things to see and do can be found on the Eyemouth website www.eyemouth.com.