Local Attractions, Scotland, UK - Duns Castle

Duns Castle
Duns Castle

Local Attractions

TRANSPORT

There are taxi firms in Duns as well as mini bus and coach hire. For car hire contact Blackburn and Price at Berwick Upon Tweed (01289.307436) or book via airports.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Stately Homes open to the public: (Links open in new window)

  • Bowhill - Home of the Duke of Buccleuch

  • Manderston - Adam design, Edwardian silver staircase

  • Mellerstain - Very fine Adam interiors

  • Floors Castle - Home of the Duke of Roxburgh

  • Thirlestane Castle - Baronial, inhabited since 14th century

  • Abbotsford - Sir Walter Scott's house


Abbey Towns and Ruins (Medieval)

  • Melrose, Kelso and Jedburgh - very pleasant market towns with good shops and restaurants.

Museums

  • Duns : Jim Clark Room, motor racing trophies

  • Berwick-upon-Tweed : Barracks Museum (part of Burrell collection)

  • Berwick-upon-Tweed : Pottery Museum

  • Eyemouth : Traditional fishing port with museum

  • Smailholm Tower : Sir Walter Scott's doll's house collection


Local Products

LARGE TOWNS/CITIES

  • Edinburgh : 45 miles

  • Glasgow : 80 miles

  • Newcastle : 70 miles

BEACHES

  • Scremerston (Berwick)

  • Coldingham Sands

  • St Abb's

  • Eyemouth

  • Cove Harbour

  • Bamburgh
 

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