Coldstream stretches along the banks of the River Tweed , with picturesque riverside walks. The A687 crosses the river into England via the 18th century Coldstream Bridge.
Coldstream Bridge was built in the 18th century. It was originally a toll bridge and the toll house became famous for many runaway marriages. In 1826 its function as a toll bridge ceased but the bridge continues to carry traffic across the English-Scottish border.
The monument to Charles Majorbanks is situated near the Coldstream Bridge and is easily visible. Charles Majorbanks was the Liberal MP for Berwickshire from 1832 - 1833 and is buried in the town.
The Hirsel Estate is situated on the A698 leaving the town heading west towards Kelso. It is home to The Hirsel, a stately home that has been the seat of the Earls of Home since 1611, including Sir Alec Douglas-Home, the former British Prime Minister. The surrounding lake and woodland are open to the public and many relaxing hours can be spent wandering the woodlands, visiting the museums and craft workshops followed by a visit to the excellent tea room.