Chirnside & Allanton
Chirnside and the surrounding villages are home to some of the best views in eastern Berwickshire.
The hillside village of Chirnside lies on the Scottish side of the border between Duns and Berwick-upon-Tweed. Overlooking the tweed valley, the village offers stunning, uninterrupted views across the Merse to the Cheviot Hills.
Chirnside has a nursery and its own Primary School and is served by the Berwickshire High School for secondary education. There is a small supermarket, a butchers shop, a Post Office, pubs and a pharmacy in the village. The nearby River Tweed and Whiteadder Water offer great fishing opportunities for keen anglers.
The village of Chirnside was home to the Scottish Enlightenment philosopher, David Hume, and is also the final resting place of F1 racing driver, Jim Clark, whose family farmed just outside Chirnside
Allanton village lies one mile south of Chirnside and sits above the confluence of the Whiteadder and Blackadder Rivers. The village houses the family run Allanton Inn which dates from the 18th century. The former Coaching Inn is renowned for its good food and warm welcome to all who frequent; whether locals, tourists or holiday makers.