The beautiful town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, at the Northernmost tip of Northumberland, is just 3 miles from Scotland.
With Elizabethan Walls and Ramparts encircling the town, and the first purpose-built military barracks in England, Berwick is steeped in history. Take a guided tour or walk the Walls at your leisure and get the most stunning views of the town, sea and River Tweed.
Visit galleries and museums with exhibitions and events throughout the Summer season, or why not visit during our Autumn Festivals programme.
Contact Berwick Tourist Information Centre for all enquiries and an info pack:
Tel: 01670 622155 / E: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have beautiful, accessible walks around Berwick-upon-Tweed. You will be able to enjoy Spittal promenade, which leads along the sandy beachfront and affords excellent views of the town across the river Tweed and out to the lighthouse. You will be able to pick up part of the Lowry trail from the promenade as you see interpretation panels by the prom. Please request a ‘Lowry Trail’ leaflet detailing the full walk (both sides of the River) – L.S. Lowry used to holiday in Berwick-upon-Tweed regularly and as a result he painted and sketched many of the towns scenes.
On the other side of the River you will come to Berwick Town. Berwick is completely encircled by the Elizabethan town walls, which run for 1.5 miles, and the path way surface is tarmac which ensures that the Walls are completely accessible by wheelchair. There are various ramps leading on and off the Walls. If you would prefer to have a guided walk of the Walls please contact - Derek Sharman Tel: 01289 330218 – our local tour guide who conducts walks starting from the Tourist Information Centre
Finally the Riverside walk is accessible from Bridge Street and leads to Berwick Castle Ruin with wonderful views of the three bridges over the River Tweed and the herd of Mute Swans who live here.
For attractions in town, you can visit the Barracks Museum and Art Gallery complex. There are 3 Museum housed in the first purpose-built military Barracks in England! The Barracks is not fully accessible, however the ground floor areas are and English Heritage will grant free entry for yourself and your companion will be granted concessionary rate to try to compensate for the areas that are inaccessible. If you have any queries please contact English Heritage at the Barracks, tel: 01289 304493.
The Gymnasium Gallery is situated just off the Walls next to the Barracks. The Gallery has various visiting exhibitions during the year and is completely accessible. For any further info please tel: 01289 304535.
The Granary Gallery is located just off the Walls by the Quayside and again is accessible from the Walls and down into the café by use of a lift. With a changing programme of events check the website for details: www.berwickvisualarts.co.uk
The Main Guard is another town museum, which opens from June to September. The building is small but is all on the ground floor. Tel: 01289 330430 for info.
The Maltings Arts Centre and Theatre is located on Eastern Lane (just off Marygate). I have enclosed an events programme for the theatre and cinema during your visit and this building is fully accessible and has a restaurant and bar. Tel: 01289 330999 for the box office. www.maltingsberwick.co.uk
- Leaving the A1 at the Morrisons roundabout (2nd exit signed Berwick-upon-Tweed)
- Continue down North road and straight over 2 mini-roundabouts onto Castlegate
- Continue through Scotsgate arch and turn left at the mini-roundabout onto Walkergate
- Continue to end of Walkergate and turn right - you will see the coach drop off point on your left. Please drop your passengers here and continue to the Coach Park.
- For the Coach park: continue straight along onto Church Street and take first right onto Chapel Street
- Half way along on the right hand side you will find the coach park (opening times: Daily 8am-7pm, closed with electronic bollards after this time.)
- Leaving the A1 at the first roundabout signed for Tweedmouth/Spittal follow the road past Go Outdoors and into Tweedmouth on Northumberland road.
- Continue straight onto Prince Edward road and at the roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the Royal Tweed Bridge
- At the next roundabout turn left and then right at the 2nd roundabout onto Walkergate
- Follow steps 4-6 as above.
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