Things To Do

Activities

Walking

Press Mains is a 1,100 acre arable farm which is interspersed by many miles of hard tracks. There are ponds, rivers and woodlands, grass fields and undulating hills. With an abundance of wildlife and birdlife it is the perfect place for nature lovers to explore and enjoy. All we ask is that dogs are kept on leads near livestock.

Close to the coast, walkers can enjoy a number of coastal paths and beaches. St Abbs Head, a dramatic coastal nature reserve is a few miles away and the Lammermuir and Cheviot Hills are also close by for those who want a more adventurous walk.

Bird Watching

There is varied bird life at Press Mains and further afield are the seabirds of St Abbs Head and the Farne Islands which can be visited by boat.

Cycling

Press Mains is on the main Sustrans 76 cycle route. There are also many miles of other cycle routes and quiet country roads to explore. We are happy to arrange secure storage for bicycles.

Diving

St. Abbs and the surrounding area north of the Berwick-upon-Tweed, encompasses some of the very best diving in the UK. Eyemouth has many dive sites just offshore like Hairy Ness, Rumfauds, the President wreck, Little Leeds Bay and Conger Reef. These are very popular and can be access by local boats or from the shore. At Press Mains we can arrange storage facilities for diving equipment.

Golf

There are 21 golf courses in the Scottish Borders, from Eyemouth in the north, Langholm in the south and Peebles to the west.

Horses

Stabling and grazing is available at Press Mains for two horses by arrangement. There are also a number of riding schools and livery yards where horses can be hired.

Horse racing enthusiasts can attend race meetings at Kelso and Musselburgh.

Places To Visit

One of the main attractions of Press Mains is its location. Just a few miles from the A1 and with excellent road and rail links to the whole of the Scottish Borders and North Northumberland. Coldingham, St Abbs and Eyemouth are on the doorstep and there is a mainline East Coast station at Berwick-upon-Tweed which takes visitors into the heart of Edinburgh. Newcastle-upon-Tyne and York are also within easy reach by train. The Border towns of Kelso, Melrose, Berwick-upon-Tweed and North Berwick are all within an hour’s drive.

Historic Sites

The Scottish Borders has a rich heritage and there are many castles and historic sites to visit in the area. The medieval walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed and Paxton House are a fifteen minute drive from Press Mains. Floors Castle and Gardens, Manderston House, Marchmont House, Thirlestane Castle, Abbotsford House and Alnwick Castle and Gardens are within easy driving distance. In addition there are many ruins and battle field sites including Greenknowe Tower, Dryburgh Abbey, Hume Castle and Flodden Field.

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