Coldstream is situated on the River Tweed, which forms the natural boundary between Scotland and England. Once popular for runaway marriages, the town is best known as the birthplace of the Coldstream Guards. The history of this famous regiment is depicted in the local Museum, which also features the story of Coldstream from 1750. The highlight of Coldstream's Civic Week in August is the ride to Flodden field to honour the dead and the Battle of 1513.
Activities/Facilities: An 18hole golf course, riding school, bowling green.
The Hirsel (home of the Home family), lies on the outskirts of Coldstream and offers woodland and lakeside walks with a wonderful display of rhododendrons and azaleas in May and June. There is also a Museum and craft Workshops in the estate grounds.
To the East near Berwick is Faxton House a Palladian country mansion noted for its Chippendale furniture and Regency Picture Gallery. On the English side of the Border, lies CornhillonTweed and a few miles away are the twin estates of Ford and Etal whose visitor attractions include a Medieval Castle, working cornmill, craft centre, light railway and riding centre.