Berwick upon Tweed
About Berwick upon Tweed
Berwick-upon-Tweed lies just three miles from the Scottish Border, making it the most northerly town in Northumberland. The River Tweed runs past the town and offers a stunning walk along it. There are also four sandy beaches and great cycling routes. The iconic Royal Border Bridge was built by Robert Stevenson.
There is a long history in Berwick and it was finally considered English territory in 1482. The large Elizabethan walls were then built to keep invading Scots from entering the town. The town offers opportunities to find out more about its history with its museums, Berwick Barracks and The Main Guard. Visitors can also explore the town’s old courtroom, jail lockups and notorious ‘drunk's cell’ in the Berwick Town Hall.
There are annual Film, literary, Music, Seaside, Walking and Food & Beer Festivals held in Berwick and visitors will not be short of something to do. With its own East Coast Mainline railway station as well as being close to the A1, Berwick is an easy-to-reach destination.