Berwick-upon-Tweed

 

Berwick-upon-Tweed has a good selection of supermarkets: Tesco, Morrisons, Asda, Aldi, M&S Simply Food. A wide range of shops, pubs and restaurants as well as a sports centre and swimming complex, cinema and arts centre. There are also a number of good country pubs serving food within easy reach of the farm.

 

Visitor Attractions

Within 10 minutes Drive ( we think this is a great start and means you don’t have to spend too much time in the car!)

 

Berwick-upon-Tweed Walls and Ramparts

Perfectly preserved Elizabethan fortifications, the most complete bastioned town defences in Northern Europe, providing an insight into the turbulent and bloody history of this small border town. From the walls enjoy the fine Georgian architecture of the town with its pantiled roofs and high chimneys, and stunning views out to sea, the pier and lighthouse.

www.english-heritage.org.uk

 

Time to Explore Guided Walks

Guided walks around Berwick town, the Ramparts and Walls.

Tel. 01289 330218  Mobiles 07960062005/07960062003

 

Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks

England’s first purpose built regimental barracks, housing several exhibitions, regimental & historical museums, and protector of some of William Burrell’s remarkable collection of fine arts. Can be enjoyed while taking in the walk around the Walls.

Tel. 01289 304493/307426

www.english-heritage.org.uk

www.kosb.co.uk

 

Berwick-upon-Tweed Main Guard

An 18thC neo-classical military guardhouse, displaying “The Story of a Border Garrison Town” Tel.01289 330430

www.english-heritage.org.uk

 

Berwick-upon-Tweed Museum & Art Gallery

Local history and collections of fine decorative art. Housed within the Barracks.

Tel. 01289 301869

 

Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Gaol

Housed in the Guild Hall, the Town Gaol has now been preserved as a museum.

 

Berwick-upon-Tweed’s Lowry Trail

L.S Lowry was a frequent visitor to the town. Follow a trail of information boards showing some of the artist’s renowned paintings. Detailed leaflet at Tourist Information Centres.

Paxton House

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Paxton House is just across the river from West Ord and is our nearest stately home, gallery & country park. It is one of the finest Palladian Houses in Britain, and contains the pre-eminant Scottish collection of Chippendale furniture and is also a partner gallery of the National Galleries of Scotland.

Fabulous grounds to explore and picnic , or sample best home baking in the cosy stables restaurant.

Tel.01289 386291

www.paxtonhouse.co.uk

 

Pot-A-Doodle-Do

Scremerston, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Fun attraction for all the family, creative arts centre, restaurant, shop, children’s play area, fishing, and “walks on the wild side”, combine a visit when you enjoy a day at Cocklawburn Beach!

Tel. 01289 307107

www.potadoodledo.com

 

Chain Bridge Honey Farm

Horncliffe, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 2XT

Honey farm producing and selling honey and beeswax products. Honey bee exhibits, observation hives, murals, vintage vehicles. Café- enjoy afternoon tea and tasty cakes a in vintage bus! Free entry.

Tel. 01289 382362

www.chainbridgehoney.co.uk

 

Norham Castle

Near Berwick-upon-Tweed

Impressive remains of an important medieval fortress, perched in beautiful setting on the banks of the River Tweed, and famously painted by William Turner! Beautiful walks along the Tweed while you are there!

Tel.01289 304493

www.english-heritage.org.uk

 

Lindisfarne Castle

Holy Island

Small but dramatic fort set on a rocky headland, converted to a private home by Edward Lutyens in 1903, you can tour the interior. Commands stunning views out to sea, the Farne Islands  and over Ross Sands. Take time to visit the castle’s walled garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll.

Tel.01289 389244

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

 

Lindisfarne Gospel Garden

An award winning show garden created on Holy Island.

Tel.01289 389004

 

Lindisfarne Priory & Museum

Holy Island

Considered by some to be the birth place of Christianity in this country, St. Cuthbert was originally buried here. The atmospheric ruins make a great spot for a picnic, there is also a shop and visitor centre.

Tel. 01289 389200

www.english-heritage.org.uk

 

Holy Island Causeway crossing times

A drive across the causeway to Holy Island is a magical experience  that you won’t forget, however….don’t make it an experience you do want to forget, by not checking the crossing times and carefully planning your trip.

www.northumberlandlife.org/holy-island/

 

Ford and Etal Estates

One destination, and over 20 attractions!

Inland from Holy Island, the villages of Ford, Etal and Heatherslaw are at the center of this large working estate which spans more than 16,000 acres.

Visitor Centre, Light Railway, Heatherslaw Cornmill, Lady Waterford Hall, Etal Castle, Flodden Battlefield, Pubs, tearooms, and much more….more than one day out!!

Tel.01890 820 338

www.ford-and-etal.co.uk

 

 

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West Ord Farm

Mrs Carol Lang
West Ord Farm
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland, UK
TD15 2XQ

 

+44 (0)1289 305788

+44 (0)1289 303075

stay@westordcottages.co.uk

Choose the cottage(s) you require for the number of people in your party:

  • Sleeps 2: Eden Cottage (terraced, quiet roadside)
  • Sleeps 4: Geary Shiel (by the river) and Till Cottage (terraced, quiet roadside)
  • Sleeps 5: South Bells Shiel (by the river) and Tweed Cottage (terraced, quiet roadside)
  • Sleeps 6: Shepherds Cottage (detached, quiet roadside)

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