Coldstream sits on the river Tweed and forms the natural boundary between Scotland and England with the backdrop of the Cheviot Hills and there are many walks in and around the town. The area is also renowned for golf and fishing.
There is a tennis court in the town for hire and a Riding School nearby.
Places of interest in Coldstream
The Coldstream Museum
In the Market Square in Coldstream the new museum, built in the courtyard of the old museum, opened by the Queen in 1994. Displays explore the history of Coldstream and its people with a special section devoted to the Coldstream Guards, the Regiment named after its stay in the town in 1659.
The museum gallery shows a programme of temporary exhibitions from Easter to October. There is a small area for retail items, and the courtyard has a fountain and picnic area.
Henderson Gardens is the central gardens in Coldstream with excellent views of the River Tweed and the Cheviot hills. At the viewpoint stands a stone monument to the Coldstream Guards tercentary in 1960.
The Coldstream Guards took the name of the town in commemoration of the day in 1660 when they set out from there for London to play a vital part in the restoration of the monarchy.
The Hirsel Country Park
The nearby estate offers woodland and lakeside walks with a wonderful display of rhododendrons and azaleas in May and June. It offers something for the ornithologist, botanist, forester, zoologist, archaeologist and historian and also has a museum, workshops, gift shop and tea room.
There is also a Centre for Arts and Crafts where Craftsmen and women, work and display their high quality items; such as
Glass Studio – wonderful original glassware
Hand-woven textiles - in finest natural materials
Ceramics and Pottery – hand made domestic ware and wall plaques
Craft House Gallery – an ever changing collection of high quality work mainly by Scottish Borders Artists
The Hirsel Country Park is open throughout the year.
The Hirsel Golf Club
A parkland golf course of outstanding natural beauty. The course offers a challenge to the accomplished golfer, yet it is not intimidating for the higher-handicap player.
Visitors are very welcome.