Duns, formerly the county town of Berwickshire, boasts a historic Market Square and Duns Castle, one of the oldest family homes in Scotland.
The Jim Clark Rally, which is a unique closed road motorsport event, is held in and around the Duns area. Perfectly located on Newtown Street, Duns, is the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum, an award winning visitor attraction, which was opened in August 2019 by Sir Jackie Stewart, OBE.
The town provides, amongst other amenities, a swimming pool, both secondary and primary schools, a rugby club, a library, medical practices, dental surgery and a number of local shops.
The nearby Edwardian Mansion of Manderston House, known for its silver staircase, is open to the public on selected days only and Duns Castle, although not open to visitors, offers a publicly accessible park and beautiful walks around the estate and nature reserve. Both are available for exclusive hire for weddings and events and offer an idyllic Scottish setting for all occasions.
Reivers Week, or Duns Summer Festival, is held at the start of July each year and celebrates the town’s history and traditions. A highlight in the calendar for many ‘Duns Dingers’, the week is full of activities from the rideouts, quiz nights and a fancy dress parade to the teddy bears picnic, Reivers Ball and the traditional Hand Ba’ game – there is something for everyone!
The nearby villages of Abbey St Bathans, Longformacus, Grantshouse, Gavinton and Greenlaw are within easy reach and provide a village experience for those looking for a quieter life.
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