Berwick-upon-Tweed

 

 

Berwick-upon-Tweed sits at the most northerly tip of Northumberland, just 3 miles from the Scottish Border. A coastal town with four sandy beaches and beautiful riverside walks, Berwick is perfectly situated for a relaxing break and a haven for walkers and cyclists.

This peaceful town is a far cry from Berwick's turbulent past; captured or sacked 13 times before finally falling into English hands in 1482, Berwick’s great Elizabethan walls were built to keep invading Scots from entering the town. Walk the complete circuit, taking in spectacular views across the River Tweed estuary and Berwick’s three bridges, including the iconic Royal Border Bridge, built by Robert Stevenson and one of the finest bridges of its kind in the world.

A view across Berwick-upon-Tweed Estuary

A view across Berwick-upon-Tweed Estuary

Explore Berwick's history by visiting museums in Berwick Barracks and The Main Guard. Take a tour of the town’s old courtroom, jail lockups and notorious ‘drunk’s cell’ in the upper floors of Berwick Town Hall.

Families can also enjoy beaches, a splash-park, soft play, creative pottery centre and the swimming pool and leisure centre as well as kids holiday activities in Berwick Museum and Berwick Parks.

Be Inspired by exhibitions in the town's fantastic galleries; The Granary Gallery, Gymnasium Gallery and Watchtower Gallery. (Opening dates and times vary).

Artist L.S. Lowry was a regular visitor to Berwick and today you can walk in his footsteps on The Lowry Trail. Worldwide bestselling novelist Rachel Joyce captures the imagination with her latest book, The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy set in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Looking up to the clock tower on Berwick Town Hall

Looking up to the clock tower on Berwick Town Hall

Berwick has annual Film, Book, Music, Seaside, Walking and Food & Beer Festivals… to mention but a few, and The Maltings Theatre & Cinema has an excellent and varied programme of entertainment through the year. In 2015 Berwick is celebrating its 900-year story with events focusing on different aspects of the town, see Berwick 900 website.

Berwick’s close ties with Scotland remain today with Berwick’s football team being the only side in England to play in the Scottish league, as seen on Robson Green's Tales from Northumberland.

With its own East Coast Mainline railway station as well as being handily close to the A1, Berwick is an easy-to-reach destination.

More information about the town can be found on the Visit Berwick website.

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National Theatre Live: Salome
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The Orchard Cottage offers a unique fishing and family holiday destination. It boasts a private 1 mile stretch of river, exclusively for guests. ...
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Six cottages tastefully furnished on riverside farm. Hard surface tennis court, fishing on River Tweed, beautiful walks. Three miles to town centre, 6 miles to beautiful beaches. ...
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The annual Berwick Food and Beer Festival is back on 2nd-3rd September 2017.  The Beer Festival opens with 'Meet the Brewers' 7pm on Friday 1st, and the Food Festival op ...
The Maltings Junior Youth Theatre: Interstella Cinderella
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 The Roxburgh is family owned and ran by Eileen and Jimmy Calder.Situated by the beach in the Spittal area of historic Berwick-upon-Tweed, the Roxburgh is a delightful bed and breakfast ideal for ...
Rory Bremner: Partly Political
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With Trump, Boris and Brexit fresh in the memory, Rory’s on a mission to make sense (and nonsense) of it all. ...
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Visit this beautiful and rare Civil War Church. Opened in 1652 - it is the only parish church built under Cromwell. The church contains one of the earliest installations by Lutyens, a John Knox Renais ...
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The museum is housed in the historic Berwick Barracks and contains historical town artefacts and part of Sir William Burrel's art collection. ...
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Templars Cottage  is an award winning garden flat only 75 metres from the golden sands of Spittal.It is part of a luxury award winning conversion of a historic biulding. It has all the charm of t ...
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The Brandon McPhee Show returns to The Maltings following their outstanding show last year! ...
National Theatre: Angels in America P1 Millenium Approaches
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Royal Opera: Otello Live Broadcast
Shows & Displays
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Ancroft Church is dedicated to St Anne, the mother of Mary, so the granny of Jesus. Follow the trail quiz and climb to the top of the tower to see the sea. ...
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A warm, funny and deeply moving drama about creativity, the nature of the artist and the self-destructive impulse of addiction. ...
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berwick's town walls are its most famous piece of architecture and still stand strong today, hundreds of years after they were built by Queen Elizabeth to keep out the invading Scots. ...
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Byre Opera's production is The Cunning Little Vixen - a delightful and life-affirming tale of nature and man's relationship to it. ...
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
Holiday Cottage in the heart of Berwick upon Tweed's conservation area. Sleeps 1 to 8 with discounts for smaller groups. A hundred yards or so from the sea with the local beach within walking distance ...
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Longridge Towers is a Victorian building set in 80 acres of beautiful grounds, within easy access of the countryside and coast. ...
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
A beautiful Georgian Town House, located on the ancient Elizabethan town walls with stunning views over the River Tweed.  5 Star Gold awarded accommodation. ...
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Beautifully presented, this ground floor apartment provides a charming retreat positioned in the heart of this bustling coastal town. ...
Here Come The Girls: Summertime Special
Shows & Displays
Grab that suitcase and get ready to pack, its holiday time and the girls are back. ...
Castle Vale Lily Pond Shelter
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
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Damp Knight Improv: Alien Abducktion
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
Old stone-built cottage, extended into a larger bungalow, retaining as much of the character as possible. All on ground level and a beautiful private garden. ...
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Berwick Market Day
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berwick's ancient Charter Markets take place on Marygate in Berwick town centre, Wednesdays and Saturdays all year round. Stall enquiries: Neil Brown. Market Manager, Northumberland neil.brown@n ...
NT Live: Peter Pan
Shows & Displays
When Peter Pan, leader of the Lost Boys, loses his shadow, headstrong Wendy helps him to reattach it. ...
Spittal don Williams
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
In 2017, the annual Seaside Festival takes place on 12th & 13th August, along the full length of Spittal Promenade. ...
Lindisfarne Festival 2017
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB) overlooking the stunning Holy Island, Lindisfarne Festival invites you to experience a weekend like no other. ...
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Named after the exciting American composer, the Bernstein accommodation has a touch of the USA in the colour scheme. This starts in the vibrant bright red, high gloss kitchen complete with stylish blu ...
Holy Trinity First School Summer Show 2017
Shows & Displays
Talented children of Holy Trinity Church of England Aided First School, Berwick-upon-Tweed return for their annual theatrical production. ...
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Superior two-bedroomed cottage, stunning seafront location, fully equipped kitchen, shower-room, ramped access, all on one level, off-road parking. Satelite TV and Broadband Internet access provided. ...
Scottish Colourists
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'Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection' is the first major touring exhibition curated by the renowned Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation ...
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Quaint, cosy old town house with spectacular sea views. Minutes from restaurants, takeaways and shop. Five minutes walk to town centre. ...
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
Cosy cottage with  sea views, just 5 minutes from Berwick town centre & 10 minutes from the beach. Adjacent to historic ramparts. ...
Outside Gymnasium Gallery
Museums and galleries
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Contemporary art gallery with a programme of events by Berwick Visual Arts. Check out our What's On Section for exhibition details. ...
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Bed & Breakfast
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Adjacent to the Swan Leisure Centre on the A1167. We offer high standards, warm welcome, and en suite facilities. Non-smoking only. ...
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Scene inside Regimental Museum Kings Own Scottish Borderers
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
The King's Own Scottish Borderers regimental museum with uniforms, medals, silver and weapons telling the story of the regiment from 1689 until the present day. ...
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
Parade School Guest House offers a relaxed and friendly environment in the historic walled town of Berwick upon Tweed, in the heart of North Northumberland. Our rooms are furnished to the highest of ...
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berwick Cycles is an independent cycle shop catering for all types of cyclist, providing a first class service in bike and accessory sales, repair, servicing and hire. ...
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Delicatessen & Farm Shop
Berwick-upon-Tweed
The Chain Bridge Honey Farm Visitor Centre was established in the early 1950's to allow the public to discover first hand the extraordinary tale of bees and honey. ...
Castle and Town Walls
Historic sites
Berwick-upon-Tweed
The remains of a medieval castle, superseded by the most complete and impressive bastioned town defences in England. ...

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