26 Jan Coldstream, Scottish Borders
This town is usually the first one travelers come upon when coming from England.
It is an interesting stop on any tours of Scotland.
Make sure to take a look at the old Coldstream bridge dating from 1766.
Also note the “Old Marriage House” (like the more famous one at Gretna Green)
On the North side of the town square the original H.Q of the Coldstream Guards was established in 1659.
From there the Guards set out for London in 1660 and brought about the restoration of King Charles the Second.
The Coldstream Guards is the oldest continuously serving regular regiment in the British Army.
As a part of the Household Division, one of the regiments principal roles, is the protection of the monarchy.
Therefore you will often see the regiment participating in state ceremonial occasions.
Nearby is “The Hirsel”.
This is a 500-acre park with lake and river with a seat of the Douglas-Home family at its core.
There is a spectacular rhododendron and azalea wood.
In April there is a magnificent display of Daffodils.
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