Coldingham & St Abbs, Scottish Borders.
Coldingham is a village in Berwickshire, in the Scottish borders.
There was a monastery here as early as AD660 and was founded by Northumbrian Princess Aebbe . It was later burned down twice, once at the hands of raiding Danes. A priory was built in honour of St Cuthbert of Lindisfarne in 1098.The priory was used for religious purposes until 1650 when it was fortified against Oliver Cromwell although the building was severely damaged by artillery and finally collapsed around 1770.
The current Parish church was built on about 40% of the original priory.
Nearby is the secluded beach of Coldingham bay.
St Abbs is a fishing village which dates back to the 18th century and is about one and half miles from Coldingham.