Other places to stay in and around Eyemouth
House was once described as a “Splendid Palace” built
by a smuggler, Gunsgreen House overlooks the fishing town of Eyemouth.
This is a place to visit, a place to stay and a place to celebrate
You will certainly never find a house like Gunsgreen anywhere else.
Totally restored, it tells story of smuggling in Eyemouth and the East
But it is more than just a visitor attraction, you can stay in the magnificent
Georgian house, you can even get married there.
This is a place that is guaranteed to be fun for all ages.
Built in the 1750s for infamous local smuggler John Nisbet from the proceeds
of his lucrative trade, to this day, Gunsgreen is still a House of Secrets.
Designed by John Adam, the leading architect of the day, a series of interactive
displays shows how his special adaptations allowed John and his brother
David to cheat the authorities for years.
Newly restored, Gunsgreen House of Secrets tells the story of smuggling
in Eyemouth and the East of Scotland through exciting displays in the
You will learn about John Nisbet and his brother David and how they cheated
the authorities for years until John went bust in 1787 and lost his beloved
The displays take visitors from the hidden tea chute at the top of the
house to the dark barrel-filled cellars, where younger visitors can dress
the part as 17th century smugglers.
John went bankrupt and lost his beloved house in 1787.
It was taken over by the Minister of Ayton and its subsequent chequered
history has seen it used as a guest house and golf club.
But now restored to its former glory with no detail overlooked, it gives
a true flavour of its past.
Gunsgreen House Accommodation
With its stunning harbour views, Gunsgreen House offers a unique self
catering experience for between two and eleven guests.
The Merchant’s House is located on the top two
floors Gunsgreen House.
Sleeping up to eleven guests this large house offers Georgian elegance
combined with twenty first century comforts. It is ideal for a holiday
with family or friends.
Nisbet’s Tower, the former Dovecote which stands
adjacent to the main house is now a delightful cosy retreat for two.
Getting there from the Information Centre
Walk along Harbour Road away room the sea, until you reach the head of
the harbour, then go along the middle pier and across the red bridge.
Gunsgreen House is signposted and will always be in sight! It will take
you about ten minutes
Getting There by Car
From A1: turn off at the Eyemouth junction.
As you approach Eyemouth, you go round a roundabout near the new High
School, a little way further along, a large sign directs you into The
Avenue, on the right side the original approach to the House.
Drive along the avenue, and a further sign takes you down in to the car
From Coldingham: sweep down the hill towards Eyemouth,
keep on Coldingham Road until you cross the bridge high over the Eye Water.
Almost immediately you will see the sign on the left follow as before.
Getting There by Railway
Many main line trains Cross Country and East Coast trains stop at Berwick-Upon-Tweed.
From here there are regular buses to Eyemouth, mostly provided by Perrymans,
who have a website with timetable information.
The bus journey takes about twenty minutes.
After you pass the roundabout by the High School make to get off the bus
stop is opposite The Avenue, with its prominent sign
to the House.
Alternatively you can get a taxi from Berwick.
Getting there by Aeroplane
The nearest Airports are Edinburgh and Newcastle.
In both cases you can either hire a car and head for the A1, or make your
way to Newcastle Central or Edinburgh Waverley stations to get a train
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