COLDSTREAM TOWN GUIDE
Coldstream is a small town, population just over 1700, and is on the A697 at the river Tweed, 9 miles north east of Kelso and 14 miles
south west of Berwick Upon Tweed. Famously the Coldstream Guards raised here by General Monk 1660.
Coldstream is situated on the beautiful River Tweed which forms the natural boundary between Scotland and England. 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. Visitors to Coldstream will enjoy free parking and will be able to obtain a town map and a countryside walk leaflet.
The highlight of Coldstream Civic week in August is the ride to Flodden Field to honour the dead in the battle of 1513. The nearby Hirsel Estate offers woodland and lakeside walks, with a wonderful display of rhododendrons and azaleas in May and June, as well as an estate museum and craft workshops. To the east near Berwick is Paxton House, a Palladian country mansion noted for its Chippendale furniture and Regency picture gallery.
Across on the English side of the Border lies Cornhill-on-Tweed. Just a few miles away are the twin estates of Ford and Etal, whose visitor attractions include a medieval castle, working cornmill, crafts centre, light railway and riding centre.
Places of interest in or near Coldstream: Tourist Information Centre, The Hirsel, Coldstream Museum, Heatherslaw Corn Mill, Heatherslaw Light Railway, Lady Waterford Hall, Hirsel Golf Club, White House Riding School, Apple Tree Herb Nursery.
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