Scottish Borders Walking Festival
Sun 2nd - Sat 8th Sep 2012
|Event Type:||Other Walking Event|
|Description:||The Scottish Borders Walking Festival is the longest established walking festival in Scotland. It takes place in a different part of the Borders each year and for 2012 it is returning to the historic town of Eyemouth and it's surrounding area.
Eyemouth is a fishing town on the East Berwickshire coast, with a colourful history of being a thriving port for smuggling. Many 'merchants' used the town's harbour, which is still a working harbour today, to bring illegal goods into the country. Georgian 'Gunsgreen House' (image below) built in 1753 by John Adam sits proud and obnoxiously on the harbourside. Built for smuggler John Nisbet, the house is full of secret hidden spaces to store smuggled goods, as well as a 'tea chute' to hide the bigggest import, tea.
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Group Accommodation within 20 Km of this Event:
|Camping Barn:||Barrasford YHA, The Barrasford Arms, Hexham, Northumberland||10 Km|
|Hostel Accommodation:||Grindon YHA, Grindon, nr Haydon Bridge, Northumberland||14 Km|
|Hostel Accommodation:||Edmundbyers YHA, Low House, Consett, Co.Durham||16 Km|
|Hostel Accommodation:||Once Brewed YHA, Bardon Mill, Northumberland||19 Km|