Gunsgreen House (Eyemouth) Reviews
Description:Address: Gunsgreen Quay / Eyemouth / Scotland / TD14 5SD
Newest Review: ... attraction and offers luxury self catering accommodation. **Our visit...** Our visit to the attraction started with entering via the cellar, which even on a very warm day was freezing cold- the lady who worked there told us it had been unbearable in March and I can well believe her! We were asked if we wanted to try to smuggle some tea through the house and of course we accepted the ... more
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by - written on 30/06/10 (Very useful, 104 readings)
Gunsgreen House One of the places we visited on a recent visit to Eyemouth- we spotted this when we were in another museum and we were advised that it was worth visiting. **Bit of History..** The house was built in the 1750s, for brothers David and John Nisbet, who were smugglers from Eyemouth, and designed by John Adam. The brothers brought in tea from Sweden which was highly illegal at the time and so the house was built with large cellar for storing the goods. In 1787 John Nisbet was declared bankrupt and the house was sold by auction. The house was bought by another smuggler and when the buyer died, the house passed to the Minister ... Read the complete review
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