view from Old Bridge Berwick towards walls and town hall
Berwick upon Tweed is our nearest town (3 miles away), and sits at the most northerly tip of Northumberland and just 3 miles from the Scottish border.
A coastal town with sandy beaches and beautiful riverside walks, a far cry from Berwick’s turbulent past: captured or sacked 13 times before finally falling into English hands in 1482.
Walk the Elizabethan walls built to keep the Scots from entering the town, taking in spectacular views across the Tweed estuary and Berwick’s three bridges.
You can learn about the town’s history by visiting the museums in Berwick Barracks and The Main Guard, and inspect the old courtroom and jail lockups in the Town Hall.
Artist L.S Lowry was a regular visitor to the Berwick and today you can walk in his footsteps on The Lowry Trail.
When you have had you fill of history, and salty sea air walks, dip into Bridge Street, West Street, Hide Hill and Castlegate, where you will find some of our quirkier and more specialist shops and eateries.