A much fought over border town, Berwick-upon-Tweed on the far northern Northumberland coast has a rich history, evident in its magnificent Elizabethan defensive walls and Georgian fort. The town makes the perfect gateway on to the Northumberland Heritage Coast to the south, and Eyemouth coast to the North. You’re also conveniently close to the Scottish borders and the Northumberland National Park.
Expect the finest local produce in ‘Cittaslow’ town Berwick, part of a network of European towns which place an emphasis on locally produced food and sustainability. The town centre is packed with quirky specialist shops, second hand book shops and fantastic weekly markets. Take a tour of Britain’s first purpose built Barracks in Berwick. The Georgian Barracks here were designed by the great architect Nicholas Hawksmoor.
Stay in Berwick during one of it fantastic festivals and events including the September Film & Media Arts Festival centred around hub arts centre, the Maltings Theatre & Cinema. Not to be missed is a tour around the mighty Elizabethan Ramparts and Town Wall walk which takes you on a circular journey around the town, affording spectacular views towards the North Sea and the River Tweed. The walls date from 1558, built on the order of Elizabeth I.
Delicious local delicacies include the famous Berwick shellfish. The town boasts a superb choice of organic and Fairtrade cafes, traditional inns and cosy bistro restaurants. You’ll find some beautiful boutique Georgian B&Bs in Berwick, many of them clustered near the Georgian barracks. Browse a wide choice of Berwick hotels, guest houses, caravan parks and apartments in this popular Northumberland holiday base. Book Berwick-upon-Tweed accommodation online now.