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Come and explore the Scottish Borders, Northumberland and East Lothian all within half an hour of Braeview. Edinburgh is also easily accessible so why not explore Scotland's capital city while you are here?
Whether walking the Berwickshire Coastal Path, playing golf or just relaxing in your luxury pod is your ideal way to spend your downtime, Braeview is the ideal rural retreat.
All our pods have suggested walks in the local area. Some are up to half an hours drive away, but you can tie them in to a day out.
Rib Ride at St Abbs
There's no doubt that this is one of our favourite activities! You can choose a fun, high adrenaline ride making full use of the rib's 450 horsepower engines, or a coastal cruise - a more leisurely trip where you might even spot some dolphins, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the incredible coastal scenery. Last year this was undeniably one of the most popular trips our guests took. Get booking, you won't regret it.
Berwickshire Coastal Path
With the second highest cliffs on the east coast of Britain, Berwickshire has one of the most spectacular coastlines in Britain. This area is nationally and internationally important for seabirds, coastal flora and marine life. This route is one of Scotland’s Great Trails. Braeview is perfectly located to tackle the Coastal path bit by bit!
Walking from Coldingham to St Abbs is beautiful and not too taxing. Stop in at Ebb Carrs cafe on the harbour side. Or tackle Coldingham to Eyemouth and stop at Giacopazzis in Eyemouth for fish and chips or their incrediable ice cream.
Jim Clark Museum
Discover the incredible story of Jim Clark’s life and racing career. This award winning museum is a must for all motorsport fans featuring Jim Clark’s incredible trophy collection, unique memorabilia, archive film, gallery, shop, racing simulator and two of his most famous race cars, a Lotus Cortina and Formula One, Lotus 25.
Tie the visit to Duns with a walk to the Castle & Duns Law followed by a trip to the Jim Clark Bistro. (Walking routes are suggested in our pod welcome pack)
Floors Castle – the home of the Innes-Ker family since it was built for the 1st Duke of Roxburghe 300 years ago in 1721. Just a short walk from the Castle you will find the spectacular Victorian Walled Garden with glasshouses, herbaceous borders and a formal Millennium Garden. There are woodland and riverside walks plus the delightful cycle trail, there is so much to discover.
At the Terrace and Courtyard Cafés you will find amazing culinary outlets providing the best of the Borders for lunch or tea, and in the Apple Shed our Castle made food to take home along with gifts and deli.
Kelso is a fantastic market town with many independent shops. There's also a farmers market on the 4th Saturday of every month.
Paxton House is one of the finest Palladian houses in the country, a gentleman's residence designed to show the taste, wealth and position of Patrick Home of Billie who inherited a fortune from his parents in the 1750s during the reign of George II. At Paxton, John and James Adam used the design principles of Italian architect, Andrea Palladio, who in turn had used those of ancient Greece and Rome. The result is a beautifully proportioned pink sandstone house, with an impressive entrance portico supported on full columns, a pair of symmetrical wings for kitchen and stables and large, light rooms. Book a house tour or visit the gardens whilst visit Berwick-Upon-Tweed
Gunsgreen House was built in 1753 by the notorious smuggler, John Nisbet, who built the house with a tea chute, vast cellars and hidden spaces to hide his smuggled goods, most often tea.
Gunsgreen House tells the story of its’ past through the ‘Smuggling Experience’, a fun and interactive museum, as well as tours through the historical rooms on the other floors.
While in Eyemouth visit nip in to Giacopazzis for fish and chips or some of their delicious ice cream. Why not buy some amazing shell fish from DR Collins take enjoy back at your luxury pod.
The town of Eyemouth is nestled in the imposing marine landscape of the Berwickshire Coast. The harbour is set in the heart of this enchanting historic town – an active fishing harbour with traditional features completed by 21st century modern facilities. Watch a busy port in action, enjoy fresh fish & chips on the harbour-side, buy an award winning ice-cream or visit our local harbour seals!
In Our Nature
Wildlife cruises, nature walks or talks & courses are provided by Liza Cole. Liza is an amazing tour guide.
The wildlife you see will depend on the time of year but could be tens of thousands of nesting seabirds in spring and summer; thousands of pupping seals in late autumn; or dolphins, porpoises or even whales at almost any time of year. The boat is accessible to all.
The walking tour of the seals pups in the late autumn are my particular favourite.
Oblo Bar & Bistro
Oblò is an award winning Style Bar & Bistro situated on the harbour front of Eyemouth. From its first floor location, with a street-facing floor to ceiling ‘porthole’ and balcony, Oblò provides the perfect surroundings in which to sit back, relax and watch the world go by. Open from early morning until late, Oblò offers a fantastic range of food, snacks, coffees and drinks throughout the day, served in modern, ambient, urban surroundings
There's something for everyone in St Abbs. The small fishing village starred as New Asgard in The Avengers End Game film released in 2019. You can walk around the Head following the footsteps of Hulk taking in the fascinating bird life and passing the lighthouse. Back at the Harbour you can pop in to the Visitor Centre. There are also lovely cafes serving fresh bakes, coffees and sandwiches. If you're after something more adventurous why not Dive in the Marine Reserve?
The Lowery Trail
Berwick had become a sleepy market town when the painter L S Lowry (1887-1976) discovered it in 1935. Lowry, who is best known for his urban industrial scenes peopled with matchstick figures, was captivated by its seaside charms and spent his holidays here for the rest of his life ... The entire trail covers 5-6 miles and takes 3.5 to 4 hours, though you can walk around the town walls in half that time. It's a great way to explore Berwick and perhaps have lunch in one of the many restaurants or cafes situated around the town. It's also worth walking around Berwick's historic Elizabethan walls
St Abbs Charters
The rugged coastline of St Abbs head makes a stunning place to open water swim and snorkel with Stingray providing safety cover. Sally is an experienced snorkeller, dive instructor and open water swimming coach and will accompany you on our trip.
St Abbs Charters offer wildlife tours from Stingray around St Abbs Head where the cliffs are covered in seabirds, particularly between April and July. Here you will see guillemots, razorbills, gannets and the occasional puffin. There is also regular sightings of seals, dolphins and even the occasional minke whale.
Sea Bird Centre
For over 20 years the Scottish Seabird Centre has been helping people to learn about Scotland’s marine wildlife, habitats and iconic seabirds. Based on the edge of the Firth of Forth in the seaside town of North Berwick, East Lothian gives the centre unparalleled access to amazing coastal seascapes and underwater environments. These include the Bass Rock which supports the world’s largest colony of northern gannets. Control interactive live cameras to zoom in on amazing local wildlife. Soak up the coastal views from the Seabird Café, browse the sustainable gifts in our shop and get up close to the local wildlife on our seasonal boat trips.
Fox Lake Adventures
Foxlake is a 5-star award-winning adventure hub offering a wide variety of unique and exhilarating adrenaline filled outdoor activities. Including the UK’s first ropes course over water in FoxFall, Wakeboarding, Ringos, Segways and Open Water Swimming. Located in the heart of East Lothian 21 miles from Braeview, Foxlake is nestled in beautiful woodland on the edge of the John Muir Way.
It’s the perfect place for a day out with friends or for individuals. Whether you want to try Wakeboarding at Scotland’s first cable park, brave the course on FoxFall or grab a bite to eat at our award-winning Jay Birds Larder.
National Museum of Flight
The National Museum of Flight stands on the UK's best-preserved Second World War airfield. Fortunes of War recounts the vivid human story of this historic military airfield. Through personal testimony, photographs, film and unique artefacts, it tells the story of service at East Fortune. The Second World War trail discovers the history of this fascinating airfield with our Second World War-themed trail, bringing the stories of the museum's historic site to life. The National Museum of Flight is home to Scotland's only Concorde. Climb aboard to discover what transatlantic flight was like for passengers and crew and learn about the legacy of this iconic aircraft.