is a burgh
in the Scottish Borders
. It lies on the north bank of the River Tweed
, while England
lies on the south bank. The town is well known as the home of the Coldstream Guards British Army regiment
, and is also noted as the location where Edward I of England
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, Coldstream was a popular centre for runaway marriages, in a similar vein to 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 House mansion.