“A splendid palace built by a smuggler” Gunsgreen House is an exciting visitor attraction loved by all ages. A must see in the town of Eyemouth in the Scottish Borders.
Gunsgreen House is a historic house like no other, spend a day out here and discover the secrets.
Open from 11am-5pm Thursday- Monday 3rd April-30th June 2014, then every day 11am-5pm from 1st July-3rd November 2014.
Built in 1753 by local smuggler John Nisbet, and of John Adam design, the architecture of Gunsgreen House includes secret hiding places where smuggled goods were kept. Visit Gunsgreen and see the amazing ‘tea chute’- the only of its kind, where smuggled tea was hidden from prying eyes. Kids love Gunsgreen, dressing as smugglers they can complete the smuggling and rat trails, becoming a certified smuggler.
For those who just can’t stay away, Gunsgreen House provides stunning self catering accommodation in the form of ‘The Merchant’s House’ sleeping 11, and ‘Nisbet’s Tower’ sleeping 2. Stay right here on the harbour-side in Eyemouth, on the stunning East Berwickshire coastline of the Scottish Borders. We guarantee you won’t find anywhere else like it.
Gunsgreen House is also a beautiful, unique wedding venue. Tie the knot in a smugglers palace with up to 60 friends and family, making your Scottish Borders wedding one that your guests will never forget. Our great value and flexible wedding packages can include our self catering accommodation as well as the use of the house as your ceremony and reception venue.
Throughout the year, Gunsgreen House puts on a number of special events and exhibitions, please check our news and events section to see what’s on.
We know you’ll have a great time at Gunsgreen House discovering the fascinating history, or having a holiday or celebration in style. Gunsgreen House is the Scottish Borders' best kept secret.