Coldstream Scottish Borders
Welcome to Scotland
Border between Scotland and England. Scotland on the northside Northumberland England on the southside and the bridge spans the river Tweed an ancient marker for the border between Scotland and England.
The Marriage House between the border of Scotland and England was a favourite place for couples from England to get married prior to Gretna Green and prior to here the White Horse Inn in the Canongate was the place of the runaway couples to marry. The Last marriages took place in Coldstream in 1856. The House is actually between the signs of Scotland and England making it in the middle of nowhere.
Plaque on Wedding House also This is the first house in Scotland.
Coldstream Parish Church
White Fox Gallery
Coldstream to Flodden Field 1 hour 30 min walk | car 15 mins 4.5 miles. The Battle of Flodden where the last monarch died in battle. 09 / 09 /1513.
Invasion of Scotland 1296
The Hirsel & Homestead Museum
Hirsel Estate Office, Coldstream, TD12 4LP
The 2nd Earl of Home purchased the Hirsel Estate in 1621 when Hirsel House was built. An obelisk was erected in 1780 in memory of Lord Dunglass who died in the Battle of Guildford in America. The obelisk can be found near Montagu Drive.
Lord Home of the Hirsel, Baron, KT, PC,
This estate is owned by a joining of the two most powerful Scottish Border families the Douglas and Home. The Douglas family going back to circa 750 A.D and the Home (Hume) from circa 1200.
One of the most famous members is Sir Alec Douglas-Home, British Prime Minister 1963-64 and died at home in 1995. His son David is the 15th Earl of Home and is in charge of the Hirsel Estate