Berwick-upon-Tweed

 

 

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

Be Inspired by exhibitions in the town's fantastic galleries; The Granary Gallery, Gymnasium Gallery and Watchtower 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 with 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, Book, Music, Seaside, Walking and Food & Beer Festivals… to mention but a few, and The Maltings Theatre & Cinema has an excellent and varied programme of entertainment through the year. In 2015 Berwick is celebrating its 900-year story with events focusing on different aspects of the town, see Berwick 900 website.

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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Royal Opera: Otello Live Broadcast
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World-famous tenor Jonas Kaufmann makes his role debut as Otello in Verdi's passionate retelling of Shakespeare ...
Patrick Monahan: That 80's Show
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Eliot Smith Company (contemporary dance group) 2017 Spring Tour of PITMAN
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Contemporary dance group Eliot Smith Company featuring Eliot Smith's PITMAN and Maurice Causey's WE GOT THE BEAT ...
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 Marlbrough Cottage
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Comfortable sandstone cottage fully equipped. Stunning views of Berwick, river Tweed & Cheviot Hills. Quiet countryside location 5 mins drive to town centre. Convenient for beaches, shops, pubs &a ...
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The Unthanks: How Wild The Wind Blows
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Performing the Songs and Poems of Molly Drake A wistful mother in the 1950s makes some simple home recordings in her family sitting room. ...
National Theatre Live: Salome
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This charged retelling turns the infamous biblical tale on its head, placing the girl we call Salomé at the centre of a revolution. ...
The Colours of Kenny Roach
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A warm, funny and deeply moving drama about creativity, the nature of the artist and the self-destructive impulse of addiction. ...
Castle Vale Lily Pond Shelter
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Discover Castle Vale Park and Coronation Park on either side of the railway station, where recent investment from Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery has reinvigorated these two little gems.  ...
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A beautiful Georgian Town House, located on the ancient Elizabethan town walls with stunning views over the River Tweed.  5 Star Gold awarded accommodation. ...
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Our Country's Good
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Australia 1789. A young lieutenant is directing rehearsals of the first play ever to be staged in that country ...
Damp Knight Improv: Alien Abducktion
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Damp Knight Improv are in town bringing you a ludicrous show that will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter ...
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Holiday Cottage in the heart of Berwick upon Tweed's conservation area. Sleeps 1 to 8 with discounts for smaller groups. A hundred yards or so from the sea with the local beach within walking distance ...
Byre Opera: The Cunning Little Vixen
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Byre Opera's production is The Cunning Little Vixen - a delightful and life-affirming tale of nature and man's relationship to it. ...
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 The Roxburgh is family owned and ran by Eileen and Jimmy Calder.Situated by the beach in the Spittal area of historic Berwick-upon-Tweed, the Roxburgh is a delightful bed and breakfast ideal for ...
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Declan Nerney
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Declan Nerney hails from Drumlish in the Co Longford and has been at the forefront of Irish Country music for decades ...
Elizabethan Fortifications
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berwick's town walls are its most famous piece of architecture and still stand strong today, hundreds of years after they were built by Queen Elizabeth to keep out the invading Scots. ...
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Parish Church Choir
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
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 ...
Spittal don Williams
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
In 2017, the annual Seaside Festival takes place on 12th & 13th August, along the full length of Spittal Promenade. ...
The Fureys
Shows & Displays
The Fureys are responsible for some of the most stirring music ever to capture the public imagination. ...
RSC: Antony & Cleopatra
Shows & Displays
Iqbal Khan directs Shakespeare’s tragedy of love and duty, picking up the story where Julius Caesar ends. ...
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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 ...
Classic Clapton
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Classic Clapton features front-man Mike Hall who not only looks like Eric, he sings and plays guitar like him too! ...
Mr Corvan's Music Hall
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This fantastic new musical play tells the incredible story of the North East’s first music hall superstar...Ned Corvan. ...
Berwick Barracks & Main Guard
Great Outdoors
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Located in the Georgian market town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, visit Berwick Barracks for an insight into the life of the British infantrymen from the Cival War to the First World War. ...
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Hostel
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Longridge Towers is a Victorian building set in 80 acres of beautiful grounds, within easy access of the countryside and coast. ...
Berwick TIC
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Berwick is the most Northerly town in England, famous for its Elizabethan Walls, three iconic bridges, thriving culture scene, wildlife and beaches. The Tourist Information is in the heart of the town ...
Inspired! The Creative School for Young Musicians
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10 new talented singers will perform their own songs backed by a band comprising of local musicians and other students. ...
Kenstone Lounge
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A delightful stone-built North Northumberland cottage, one of a small terrace of former farm workers' cottages situated in the small rural hamlet of Kentstone - a short drive from the causeway to ...
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Listed in Jenkins' 'Thousand Best churches'. Founded in 1650 and set within the historic Elizabethan walls of Berwick, in England’s most northerly parish. The only church to have been built in s ...
National Theatre: Hedda Gabler
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Causeway Barn
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4 Star, Visit England Gold Award stone and slate Northumberland Barn Conversion in fantastic location up a residents only private drive . Surrounded by fields with cows and calves yet only 5 minutes d ...
Youth Dance: FREE TASTER SESSIONS
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Come and give our NEW Youth Dance classes on 9 & 16 May for FREE! Get creative and let us see what dances we can develop together! ...
Tweed Cottage - nearly three hundred years old
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Charming 4* cottage for a couple in lovely village, easily reached from Berwick and A1, - private parking, garden, pet friendly. WiFi   ...
Garden at Shepherds Cottage
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Six cottages tastefully furnished on riverside farm. Hard surface tennis court, fishing on River Tweed, beautiful walks. Three miles to town centre, 6 miles to beautiful beaches. ...
Royal Northern Sinfonia
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Our journey begins in Vienna, with music from two of that city’s greatest sons, Mozart and Schubert. ...
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Beach View is located within Spittal, a small seaside resort within two miles from the historic market town of Berwick-upon-Tweed which lies on the opposite side of the river mouth. Newly renovated an ...
RSC: Julius Caesar
Shows & Displays
Caesar returns from war, all-conquering, but mutiny is rumbling through the corridors of power. ...
Mayday Murder
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Rumour has it a murder is set to take place and guests will be required to help solve this crime. ...
Berwick Operatic Society: Oliver!
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Consider yourself at home with Berwick Operatic Society who proudly present one of Britain's best loved musicals, Lionel Bart's, Oliver! ...
Berwick Market Day
Markets
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berwick's ancient Charter Markets take place on Marygate in Berwick town centre, Wednesdays and Saturdays all year round. Stall enquiries: Neil Brown. Market Manager, Northumberland neil.brown@n ...
Beyond the End of the Road
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A Unique Northumberland Musical and Midsummer Shindig. When the city meets the Northumberland countryside, all is not what it seems… ...
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Detached house in prime position overlooking promenade and sandy beach. Magnificent sea-views. Tastefully furnished and fully equipped. ...
The Apartment
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Beautifully presented, this ground floor apartment provides a charming retreat positioned in the heart of this bustling coastal town. ...
Templars historic exterior
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Templars Cottage  is an award winning garden flat only 75 metres from the golden sands of Spittal.It is part of a luxury award winning conversion of a historic biulding. It has all the charm of t ...
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Athos String Quartet: Bartok, Mendelssohn & Haydn
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The Athos Quartet are a young and dynamic string quartet based in Manchester. ...
The Counterfeit Sixties
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Re-live the sounds of the swinging sixties, as Britain's No. 1 tribute show brings alive the magic of the sixties ...
National Theatre Live: Obsession
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Stage production of Obsession produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited. Chilling tale of passion and destruction, crime only serves to tear them apart ...
Wool to the Mills
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The growth and decline of the woollen industry in the Borders, told through the memories and poetry of local people ...
National Theatre Live: Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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5 star production of Edward Albee’s landmark play, broadcast live to cinemas from the Harold Pinter Theatre, London. ...
Beer Fest 2013
Food Event
The annual Berwick Food and Beer Festival is back on 2nd-3rd September 2017.  The Beer Festival opens with 'Meet the Brewers' 7pm on Friday 1st, and the Food Festival op ...
Patsy Cline & Friends
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Patsy Cline was a record breaking recording artist spending 251 weeks in the Country Music Album charts in the U.S.A. ...
Scottish Colourists
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
'Scottish Colourists from the Fleming Collection' is the first major touring exhibition curated by the renowned Fleming-Wyfold Art Foundation ...
Byre Opera: The Cunning Little Vixen Talk and Q&A
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Come and join members of the Byre Opera creative team as they discuss the process of bringing The Cunning Little Vixen on tour. ...
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    For a truly unique bed & breakfast experience, stay in a stunning Church conversion in quiet village near Berwick-upon-Tweed - just across the river from Scotland! 5 Star with Gol ...
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The Maltings Junior Youth Theatre: Interstella Cinderella
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The Maltings Junior Youth Theatre return after last years outstanding Bugsy Malone, for their annual summer performance! ...
Berwick walls from the window
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
Free WiFi at all Border Holiday Homes's properties. Mill Wharf is a 3rd floor Gold apartment with lift to door. Part of a converted historic granary with stunning views over the harbour and Tweed ...
Katy Brand: I Was a Teenage Christian
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One Sunday, aged 13, Katy went to a local church service and became a fundamentalist Christian. ...
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
The Orchard Cottage offers a unique fishing and family holiday destination. It boasts a private 1 mile stretch of river, exclusively for guests. ...
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A warm welcome awaits you, providing en-suite facilities, in the centre of town, close to all shops and amenities. ...
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
"Your perfect holiday destination is closer than you think" Welcome to the small coastal park with the huge coastal views... Situated on the stunning Northumberland Coastline, all our holiday carava ...
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We offer a superb 5 Star self-catering holiday cottage set in an idyllic spot on the water's edge opposite Holy Island, between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Bamburgh in Northumberland. ...
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Ancroft Church is dedicated to St Anne, the mother of Mary, so the granny of Jesus. Follow the trail quiz and climb to the top of the tower to see the sea. ...
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
Old stone-built cottage, extended into a larger bungalow, retaining as much of the character as possible. All on ground level and a beautiful private garden. ...
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Sophie Armstrong: When I Fall in Love
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Local songstress Sophie Armstrong and her three piece live band bring you a magical night of fabulous Jazz ...
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Named after the exciting American composer, the Bernstein accommodation has a touch of the USA in the colour scheme. This starts in the vibrant bright red, high gloss kitchen complete with stylish blu ...
Brandon McPhee
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The Brandon McPhee Show returns to The Maltings following their outstanding show last year! ...
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Museums and galleries
Berwick-upon-Tweed
The museum is housed in the historic Berwick Barracks and contains historical town artefacts and part of Sir William Burrel's art collection. ...
Parade School Guest House
Bed & Breakfast
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Parade School Guest House offers a relaxed and friendly environment in the historic walled town of Berwick upon Tweed, in the heart of North Northumberland. Our rooms are furnished to the highest of ...
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
Cosy cottage with  sea views, just 5 minutes from Berwick town centre & 10 minutes from the beach. Adjacent to historic ramparts. ...
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Museums and galleries
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Contemporary art gallery with a programme of events by Berwick Visual Arts. Check out our What's On Section for exhibition details. ...
Scene inside Regimental Museum Kings Own Scottish Borderers
Museums and galleries
Berwick-upon-Tweed
The King's Own Scottish Borderers regimental museum with uniforms, medals, silver and weapons telling the story of the regiment from 1689 until the present day. ...
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Bed & Breakfast
Berwick-upon-Tweed
An outstanding Victorian house with original oak doors and staircase, and many other original features, 2 minutes to the station and the town centre. ...
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Outside Chain Bridge Honey Farm
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
The Chain Bridge Honey Farm Visitor Centre was established in the early 1950's to allow the public to discover first hand the extraordinary tale of bees and honey. ...
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Berwick-upon-Tweed
Quaint, cosy old town house with spectacular sea views. Minutes from restaurants, takeaways and shop. Five minutes walk to town centre. ...
Castle and Town Walls
Historic sites
Berwick-upon-Tweed
The remains of a medieval castle, superseded by the most complete and impressive bastioned town defences in England. ...
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Adjacent to the Swan Leisure Centre on the A1167. We offer high standards, warm welcome, and en suite facilities. Non-smoking only. ...
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