Attractions near Abbey St Bathans
St Abb's Head National Nature Reserve (10 Miles)*
The sheer 300ft high cliffs between farmland and the North Sea are pounded by the sea below, but higher up are home to colonies of guillemots, kittiwakes, razorbills, shags, fulmars, puffins and herring gulls.
Ayton Castle (10 Miles)*
Ayton Castle's imposing silhouette is often glimpsed by passengers on express trains speeding north from Berwick-upon-Tweed towards Edinburgh. Its mighty tower, bartisans and crowstepped gables look satisfying foreign to the English visitor.
Paxton House (12 Miles)*
Built in 1758 to the design of John Adam for the dashing Scottish Laird, Patrick Home of Billie, Paxton House is the finest eighteenth century Palladian Country House in Britain.
Preston Mill (14 Miles)*
Picturesque Preston Mill sits on the River Tyne which still drives the mill's water-wheel. The conical roofed kiln and red pantile roof of these old 18th-century buildings hold a magnetic attraction for artists and photographers.
Mellerstain (15 Miles)*
Mellerstain, one of Scotland's great Georgian houses was begun in 1725 by William Adam and completed several years later by his famous son, Robert.
Lennoxlove House (16 Miles)*
Lennoxlove, dating from the 14th century is the home of the Duke of Hamilton, Scotland's premier Duke.
Kelso Racecourse (16 Miles)*
Horse racing at Kelso offers the unique charm of a bygone era, coupled with the very best in modern facilities.
* Distances shown are in a direct line. Distances by road will be longer.

Towns near Abbey St Bathans
Grantshouse (4 Miles)*
Duns (5 Miles)*
Duns, the former county town with its spacious Market Square retains the air of an old Scottish burgh. Each year in July Duns holds its Summer Festival, when the Reiver leads the town on the
Innerwick (7 Miles)*
Reston (7 Miles)*
Chirnside (8 Miles)*
A honey coloured headstone set at a grassy road junction says simply; "Welcome to Chirnside, home of Jim Clark OBE." The Chirnside name is surrounded by a champion's winning laurel wreath and atop is a carved replica of a racing car.
Coldingham (8 Miles)*
St. Abbs (10 Miles)*
* Distances shown are in a direct line. Distances by road will be longer.

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