This bustling little market town, the former county town of Berwickshire, is situated in the Merse, the rich farming countryside of the eastern Borders.
Duns Self Catering Cottages
Lots to See and Do
The town is famously associated with Jim Clark, a local farmer who won the Formula 1 World Championship twice and the Indianapolis 500. A visit to the Jim Clark Room is recommended, where a record of his career and many of his trophies are on display.
Duns Castle is not open to the public but the parkland and bird sanctuary in the grounds is however. Nearby Manderston House is famed for is silver staircase, extensive 'downstairs' domestic quarters, its 56 acres of formal and informal gardens, magnificent stables and marble dairy.
Nearby Paxton House is said to be one of the finest examples of neo-Palladian architecture in Scotland and is famed for its collection of Chippendale and William Trotter furniture and its picture gallery (the largest private gallery in Scotland) featuring works by Raeburn, Reynolds, Wilkie and Nasmyth to name but a few.
Finally, if you fancy a visit to the area's beautiful coast,a half hour drive will bring you to the spectacular cliffs at St Abbs or the sandy beach at Coldingham.