Rugged coastline, cute cottages, and wild ocean, St Abbs is a delightful village that mostly remained hidden until it turned into a filming location for the Marvel film Avengers: Endgame.
St Abbs: Avengers Endgame Filming Location
Located on the east coast of Scotland north of Eyemouth on the Berwickshire coast, this fishing village was chosen to play the role of New Asgard, where they filmed the hilarious Thor scene (if you’ve seen the film, you’ll know what I’m talking about!).
They’ve even made a sign when you drive into the fishing village that reads ‘New Asgard’- just brilliant!
It was also more recently the location for Harry Styles video for ‘Adore You’. Check the video out below.
Edinburgh to St Abbs Day Trip
St Abbs makes for a great day trip from Edinburgh. It’s only a one hour drive, and you’ll get to see some of Scotland’s stunning coast!
We drove in a loop- from Livingston (just outside of Edinburgh) to St Abbs, and then back via Dunbar and North Berwick.
To break up the drive, we explored Cove Harbour. To reach it, you have to walk through a hand-hewn tunnel (which was once believed to have been used by smugglers). At low tide you can explore an awesome little cave and the pier!
More info on this walk here.
Want to visit St Abbs? My husband and I provide private driving tours in Scotland and we can take you here! Visit our website Kiwi and Haggis Tours for more information.
Accommodation in St Abbs
If you fancy staying in St Abbs for a few nights, there are some great accommodation choices available.
The Rest is a traditional apartment that sleeps four. It’s located in the perfect location, right on the coastal path and the apartment has sea views. Great for a couple, a small group of friends or a family.
The Near Bank Cottage is another property that sleeps four, located in St Abbs Head National Nature Reserve and surrounded by countryside. It’s a half mile drive or walk away from the fishing village.
Beul-An-Latha is a holiday home that sleeps five. It has a lovely back yard where you can enjoy views of the sea, and there’s also a barbeque!
Where to eat
There are a few different options for food en route to St Abbs, or on your drive back to Edinburgh, as well as the village itself.
There is the Old School Cafe at the Ebba Centre which is open daily, serving home baking, light lunches and main meals.
There is also a cafe in St Abbs by the harbour called Ebbcarrs Cafe that is open from April to October.
We stopped at The Old Clubhouse on the way back to Edinburgh for a late lunch and had the best fish and chips I’ve tasted in Scotland so far!
Another great place to get a chippy is at the Alandas van on Longniddry beach on your way back to Edinburgh. If it’s nice weather, you can enjoy your meal on the beach.
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Overall, we had a great day trip to St Abbs from Edinburgh. If you’re planning a trip here remember to bring a warm jacket as it can be quite breezy at any time of the year. Be sure to check out New Asgard and get a photo by the sign, and indulge in some fish and chips!
Have you been to St Abbs? I’d love to know- drop a comment of the highlight of your trip below.