Walking in the footsteps of L.S. Lowry

Walking in the footsteps of L.S. Lowry

Overview


Arrive in Berwick-upon-Tweed by train (www.eastcoast.co.uk) - Lowry first travelled to Berwick by steam train in the 1930's, but today you can travel from London to Berwick in just over 3½ hours!
 
Take the steps down from the station through Castlevale and Coronation Parks and onto the riverside. Take in views of the three bridges spanning the River Tweed, including Stevenson's Royal Border Bridge.
 
Keep to the Riverside until you reach Berwick's Old Bridge, then head along Bridge Street to Dewar's Lane, the first point on the Lowry Trail.
 
Visit the Granary Gallery (Dewar's Lane) from 21st June - 21st Sept 2014 (Mon & Tues 12-4pm, Wed-Sun 11am-5pm) to see the 'L.S. Lowry in Berwick & Northumberland' exhibition, with over 20 original Lowry works on display - this is the first exhibition of it's size in Berwick. Enjoy refreshments in the Granary Bistro before beginning the walk.
 
Follow the Lowry Trail around Berwick town, popping in to see contemporary art at the Gymnasium Gallery and then crossing the river to Tweedmouth. Stop at the Watchtower Gallery at West End (Thurs-Sun) and Dockside Gallery displying original artworks as well as gifts, cards and paintings for sale. Continue along to Spittal, to enjoy views of the sea while strolling on the promenade.
 
The Lowry Trail ends back in Berwick with time to pick up some local art from galleries on Bridge street and Castlegate, or perhaps a Lowry souvenir from the Tourist Information Centre, before heading back to the Railway Station.

Places and distances


The Lowry Trail
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L S Lowry (1887 - 1976) visited the town of Berwick many times from the mid-1930's until the summer before he died. The Berwick Lowry Trail identifies the sites of many of his finest paintings and drawings of the town.

Approx 0.18 mile(s) between Lowry Trail and Berwick YHA
Berwick YHA
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YHA Berwick is housed in a 240 year old restored former Granary. Boasting a fantastic blend of original features with a state of the art hostelling experience, it offers cheap UK coastal breaks or a great starting point for activity and family breaks in Northumberland.

Approx 0.33 mile(s) between Berwick YHA and Gymnasium Gallery
Outside Gymnasium Gallery
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Contemporary art gallery with a programme of events by Berwick Visual Arts.

Check out our What's On Section for exhibition details.

Approx 0.59 mile(s) between Gymnasium Gallery and Watchtower Gallery
Watchtower Gallery
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The Watchtower gallery houses the work of Ian Stephenson, along with paintings from Kate and Ian's private collection, and an exhibition space for other artists.

Please note, the Watchtower is closing to the public from 6th Nov 2017, it will re-open with a major show of the work of Ian Stephenson in due course.

Approx 0.39 mile(s) between Watchtower Gallery and Berwick-upon-Tweed Tourist Information Centre
Berwick TIC
TD15 1DB

Berwick is the most Northerly town in England, famous for its Elizabethan Walls, three iconic bridges, thriving culture scene, wildlife and beaches. The Tourist Information is in the heart of the town.

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