Eyemouth lies a mere five miles north of the Border with England, where the mouth of the river Eye provides a natural harbour as well as an obvious inspiration for the town's name. Since England caputured Berwick upon Tweed in 1482, Eyemouth has been Scotland's largest south-eastern port. Looking across the new harbour is Gunsgreen House, built by John and James Adam in the 18th Century. Gunsgreen and the Eyemouth Maritime Centre reveal the port's smuggling history.
The Tourism Information Centre houses Eyemouth Museum, telling the story of 'Black Friday': the worst fishing disaster in Scotland's history.
Walking and cycling trails venture the dramatic geology, history and wildlife on the East Berwickshire Coastal Path, from Coldingham Bay beach to the cliff-edge Fast Castle, to the seabirds of St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve.
Dive the reefs, caves and wrecks of the St Abbs and Eyemouth Marine Reserve with Marine Quest or Aquastars - or view sea-life from Puffin's glass bottom boat, and go fishing aboard the Ocean Maid, Clansman or Scimitar Catamaran.
Population (2011) - 3,546