Berwick-upon-Tweed tourist information
Berwick townscape behind The River Tweed

Berwick-upon-Tweed tourist information

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Berwick-upon-Tweed sits at the most northerly tip of Northumberland, just 3 miles from the Scottish Border. A coastal town with 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 of 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 & Art Gallery and Berwick Parks.

Be Inspired by exhibitions in the town's fantastic galleries; The Granary Gallery, Gymnasium Gallery, Berwick Museum and Art Gallery and buy local art in Dockside Gallery, Bridge Street Gallery and Foldyard 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 in 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, literary, Music, Seaside, Food & Beer Festivals… to mention but a few, and The Maltings Theatre & Cinema has an excellent and varied programme of entertainment through the year. 

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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The Anchorage
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The Anchorage Guest House
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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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Overlooking the River Tweed, Paxton House is a Georgian mansion set in 80 acres of woodland, gardens and parklands on the border of England and Scotland, 4 miles from Berwick upon Tweed.  Paxton ...
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Mill Wharf Apartment
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Elm Bank Coastal Park
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From stunning sea views, to castles and countryside, Elm Bank Coastal Park is all about fresh air, open space and recharging your batteries. If you are looking for a fabulous week away or short break ...
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Spectacular views of River Till, Cheviot and Eildon Hills. Sea trout/salmon fishing available. Ideal family holiday base with tennis court and games room. Within easy reach of castles and beaches. Tel ...
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