Allanton (between Duns & Berwick-upon-Tweed), Berwickshire, TD11 3JZ
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Things to see and do near the Allanton Inn


There are several well established walking routes in the area; these include:

  • Southern Upland Way
  • St Cuthbert's Way
  • St Abb’s Head
  • Walking in the Cheviot and Lammermuir Hills
  • The Northumbrian and Berwickshire Coastal Paths.


The Allanton Inn is in a central position of the Borders which boasts a variety of golf courses. The parkland golf courses at Coldstream (The Hirsel) and at Duns are a short drive away. Eyemouth Golf Course overlooks the North Sea and is 15 minutes drive. At Kelso there is the course on the Duke of Roxburgh Estate. The golf course at Goswick, South of Berwick is a magnificent links course used as a qualifying course for the British open. Discounts for guests can be arranged for both Duns & Hirsel golf clubs.

Horse riding and racing

There are numerous stables in the locality offering good facilities for riders of all standards. Mill House Stables near Chirnside is a BHS approved riding school. Racing at Kelso is 25 minutes away and meetings there can be found on the Kelso Races website.

Diving and surfing

Diving can be arranged at St Abb’s. Surfing is available at Coldingham.


The lovely rolling landscape of the Scottish Borders makes it a perfect area to explore by bike. There are many signposted routes such as The Border Loop, the 4 Abbeys Cycle Route & the Tweed Cycle Way.


The river Whiteadder is two minutes’ walk from the Allanton Inn and offers splendid fishing for salmon, sea trout and brown trout also. We sell day permits for fishing trout and salmon on the Whiteadder here at the Allanton Inn. The famous river Tweed is 5 miles away, always offering fabulous salmon & trout fishing in beautiful scenery.

Eating & Drinking

We offer a changing menu of fresh, local, seasonal food, served in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. The well stocked bar includes real ales, and an interesting selection of fine quality wines and our home made ginger beer.

Country Houses

  • Manderston House and Grounds
  • Paxton House and Grounds


  • Norham Castle
  • Floors Castle, Kelso
  • Ayton Castle
  • Duns Castle
  • Lindsfarne Castle

Places of interest

  • Flodden Battle Field
  • Chain Bridge Honey Farm
  • St Abb’s Nature Resevre
  • Heatherslaw Mill & Light Railway to Etal Castle
  • Holy Island


  • Berwick-upon-Tweed - Town Hall, historic walls and barracks, beach, lighthouse
  • Duns - market square and the Jim Clark Room
  • Eyemouth - harbour, beach and Gunsgreen House
  • Coldstream - Hirsel Country Park
  • Kelso - race course, market square and ice rink

Slightly further a field and worth a visit are:

  • Bamburgh Castle
  • Alnwick Castle and Gardens
  • Seahouses & Farne Islands
  • East Links Family Park, Dunbar
  • East Fortune Museum of Flight
  • Sealife Centre at North Berwick
  • Border Abbey Towns - Jedburgh and Melrose

"I stayed here on and off for a month due to work commitments. The Allanton Inn is a lovely old coaching inn that had been turned into a fantastic pub/restaurant with rooms. The staff really friendly, the food great (wait till you have breakfast!!!! Nom Nom Nom....),furnished in a traditional manner, great atmosphere."
Gavin Hosie

Dinner, Bed & Breakfast from only £130 for 2 people (based on two people sharing a double/twin room. Valid until April 30th 2019).
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