Eyemouth, Berwickshire

Eyemouth, Berwickshire

This is a bit of a hidden gem on any tours of Scotland.

It is a town in Berwickshire.


There is a picturesque coast with a beach and the Hurcars Rocks.


The original harbour was built in 1768, and was extended at the end of the 19th Century.

This was after Eyemouth suffered terrible destruction in the great gale of 14th October 1881.

Half of the fishing fleet (23 boats) was sunk and 129 men drowned.


Eyemouth was a hub for smuggling in the 18th and 19th centuries.

There are caves and caverns in the nearby cliffs which made it perfect for the smugglers.

Due to the smuggling, there was a fort on Hare Point, though little remains now.


Also check out Gunsgreen House, a Georgian Mansion nearby.

This was also associated with smuggling and had secret passages and tunnels.


Also nearby is Linthill, an early 17th Century Mansion House.


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