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Coordinates: 55°39′05″N 2°15′15″W / 55.65147°N 2.2542°W / 55.65147; -2.2542

Coldstream (Scottish Gaelic: An Sruthan Fuar , Scots: Caustrim) is a town and civil parish in the Scottish Borders area of Scotland. It lies on the north bank of the River Tweed in Berwickshire, while Northumberland in England lies to the south bank, with Cornhill-on-Tweed the nearest village. A former burgh, Coldstream is the home of the Coldstream Guards, a regiment in the British Army, and is the location where Edward I of England invaded Scotland in 1296. At the 2001 census, the town had a population of 1,813, which was estimated to have risen to 2,050 by 2006. The parish, in 2001, had a population of 2,186.

In February 1316 during the Wars of Scottish Independence, Sir James Douglas defeated a numerically superior force of Gascon soldiery led by Edmond de Caillou at the Skaithmuir to the north of the town.

In the 18th and 19th centuries, Coldstream was a popular centre for runaway marriages, much like Gretna Green, as it lay on a major road (now the A697). Notable buildings in the town include the toll house where marriages were conducted, and The Hirsel, which is the family seat of the Earls of Home.

A monument to Charles Marjoribanks, MP for Berwickshire, stands at the east end of the town, near the Coldstream Bridge.

Alec Douglas-Home, who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1963 to 1964, is buried in Coldstream.

Each year, during the first week of August, Coldstream hosts a traditional "Civic Week" where it includes historical aspects of the town's history such as the Torchlight procession and horse-rides to the Battle of Flodden battlefield.


Towns nearby

Montrose    (10 km)

Healesville    (15 km)

Healesville Victoria    (15 km)

Smaller towns nearby

Yarra Glen    (7 km)

Yarra Glen Victoria    (8 km)

Mount Dandenong    (11 km)

Silvan    (11 km)

Kangaroo Ground    (14 km)

Panton Hill    (15 km)

Woori Yallock    (15 km)

Woori Yallock railway station    (15 km)

Villages nearby

Christmas Hills    (10 km)

Dixons Creek    (11 km)

Warrandyte South    (16 km)

Cottles Bridge    (17 km)

Sherbrooke    (18 km)

Don Valley    (19 km)

Other locations nearby

Yering    (3 km)

Lilydale    (4 km)

Chirnside Park    (5 km)

Mount Evelyn    (6 km)

The Heritage Golf and Country Club    (6 km)

Vincent    (6 km)

Black Springs    (7 km)

Gruyere    (7 km)

Wandin    (7 km)

Wandin North    (8 km)

Yeringberg    (8 km)

Croydon North    (9 km)

McKillop    (9 km)

Mooroolbark    (9 km)

Seville    (9 km)

Wandin Yallock    (9 km)

Wonga Park    (9 km)

Kalorama    (10 km)

Kilsyth    (10 km)

Tarrawarra    (10 km)

Chiselhurst    (11 km)

Badger Creek    (12 km)

Killara    (12 km)

Seville East    (12 km)

Warramate    (12 km)

Warrandyte    (12 km)

Burleigh    (13 km)

Nelsons Hill    (13 km)

Watsons Creek    (13 km)

Coranderrk    (14 km)

Olinda    (14 km)

Ringwood East    (14 km)

Glennons Hill    (15 km)

Park Orchards    (15 km)

Ringwood North    (15 km)

Smith Gully Road    (15 km)

The Basin    (15 km)

Heathmont    (16 km)

Lyntors    (16 km)

Parslows    (16 km)

Saint Andrews    (16 km)

Sassafras    (16 km)

Steels Creek    (16 km)

Bayswater    (17 km)

Boronia    (17 km)

Chum Creek    (17 km)

Kallista    (17 km)

Research    (17 km)

Upper Diamond Creek    (17 km)

Healesville West    (18 km)

Heatherdale    (18 km)

Launching Place    (18 km)

Monbulk    (18 km)

Mount Toolebewong    (18 km)

Sherbrook    (18 km)

Wattleglen    (18 km)

Belgrave    (19 km)

Donvale    (19 km)

Fern Tree Gully    (19 km)

Hurstbridge    (19 km)

Mitcham    (19 km)

New Chum    (19 km)

Saint Andrews North    (19 km)

The Patch    (19 km)

Wantirna    (19 km)

Yellingbo    (19 km)

Eltham    (20 km)

Eltham North    (20 km)

Macclesfield    (20 km)

Tremont    (20 km)

Vermont    (20 km)

Landmarks nearby

Chirnside Park Shopping Centre    (6 km)

Sugarloaf Hydroelectric Power Station    (9 km)

SkyHigh Mount Dandenong    (11 km)

Warrandyte State Park    (11 km)

Ashendene Boys Home    (13 km)

Pound Bend Tunnel    (15 km)

Yarra Valley FM    (15 km)

Eastland Shopping Centre    (16 km)

The Basin Music Festival    (16 km)

Burnham Beeches    (17 km)

Currawong Bush Park    (17 km)

Eastern Metropolitan    (17 km)

Moora Moora    (17 km)

Mullum Mullum Creek Linear Park    (17 km)

Yarran Dheran    (17 km)

Stockland The Pines    (18 km)

Sherbrooke Forest    (19 km)

Sweeneys Flats    (19 km)