Visit Coldingham and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Coldingham, Scottish Borders. Desolate Coldingham moor was once a great hazard for travellers to the North and South. The village at the South edge of the moor clustered round a priory that had been founded by Edgar King of Scots in 1098, probably as a parish church, and becoming later a priory for Benedictines from Durham in the early 12th century. The priory was plundered by King John of England in 1216, and fired by the English in 1544, but the wind changed in time to prevent its destruction. Cromwell in passing did, however, inflict some further damage.
The priory was originally cruciform, but only the North and East walls of the choir and sanctuary and some fragments of the South transept survived its various ordeals. In 1662 the South and West walls of the choir were reconstructed, and the spot was again used as a place of worship. There have been further reconstructions since 1854, and in the course of them some sculptured stones were found nearby.
At Coldingham loch (famous for its very large brown trout — the record is said to have weighed 14 lbs) is a settlement showing how the pattern of grouped stone houses was developed at a disused pre-Roman Iron Age site.
Nearby towns: Ayton, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Duns, Eyemouth
Nearby villages: Abbey St. Bathans, Allanton, Burnmouth, Chirnside, Cockburnspath, East Ord, Foulden, Horncliffe, Lamberton, Marshall Meadows, Spittal, St Abbs, Tweedmouth, West Ord
Have you decided to visit Coldingham or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Coldingham bed and breakfast (a Coldingham B&B or Coldingham b and b)
- a Coldingham guesthouse
- a Coldingham hotel (or motel)
- a Coldingham self-catering establishment, or
- other Coldingham accommodation