Coldingham Village – 1.5 miles along Westloch Road from Coldingham Loch is the village of Coldingham providing visitors with a Spar shop, butchers, post office, two pubs, bookshop and craft/antique shop. There are also a number of craft shops and cafes in the local area. The two village pubs serve excellent food and there is also a take away and restaurant open in the summer months at the caravan park in Coldingham.
In the centre of the village you can find the historic Coldingham Priory, a house of Benedictine monks founded in the reign of David I of Scotland by his older brother Edgar, who had granted the land to the Church of Durham in 1098, and a church was constructed by him in 1100. It is open to visitors on Wednesday afternoons between 2.00 and 4.00 pm and also on Sundays at the same times throughout July & August. There is a Sunday service at 10.00am where all denominations are welcome.
Coldingham village lies eight miles north of the border with England, between St Abbs with its pretty harbour and the active fishing port of Eyemouth. A lovely village to wander round in itself and then a short stroll down the road takes you to the beautiful sands of Coldingham Bay. Here you’ll find a surf shop for all your surfing needs and where you can hire a kayak should you want to enjoy the beauty of the coast from the sea. A small cafe on the beach front opens in the summer months for the great British past time of enjoying an ice cream on the beach.
For more information and pictures go to www.coldingham.info