Village

 

The Village

village3This historic village is one of the most northerly in England. Situated on the south bank of the magnificent River Tweed, steeped in history it is a magnificent place to live or visit. Cycle routes 1 and 68 pass through and close by.

The Church
This thriving Norman church sits at the heart of the community. Whilst used for active worship under the charge of the vicar, Rob Kelsey, its also actively used for community events

The Castle
Dominating the village sitting on a bluff overlooking the river, the castle featured in the Border conflicts until the union of the crowns. Since then falling into disrepair it became a favourite subject for JMW Turner on his borders visits

clockHistory
Steeped in history as only a borders village can, the way a borders country village thrived can still be identified in its buildings.

School
This outstanding school covers nursery and primary years. With an expanding roll of over 40 children, Ofsted rates it as outstanding

Accommodation and Hospitality
With two pubs offering a warm welcome through to self catering cottages and high spec B and B,
visitor’s needs are met especially for the many fishermen and cyclists drawn to the village

Clubs and Societies
The village supports dozens of clubs and societies. Many are centered on the village hall at the heart of the village, from WI to running club, from History Society to Fishing Club, there really is something for everyone

Local Business
As a thriving village it supports amongst others a village store, bakers, butchers, country pursuits store, pubs and a garage. Local tradesmen covering building, plumbing, roofing, heating tree surgery and much much more can be found.