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Travelling around Berwick upon Tweed

Travelling around Berwick upon Tweed

The glorious coastal town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is the most northerly town in England. Boasting no fewer than four sandy beaches, Medieval town walls, Elizabethan ramparts and a Georgian town hall, Berwick-upon-Tweed provides history with a modern twist.

Among this Northumberland town’s many attractions is the Lowry Trail, which enables you to walk in the footsteps of the great Matchstick Men painter who found inspiration here for some of his greatest works. Alternatively, take a walk along the Medieval walls, visit the Swan Leisure Centre with its soft play and pool, take a trip to the Barracks museum complex or walk on the beach and do some otter spotting.

Berwick-upon-Tweed has excellent road and rail links to the surrounding cities. Arriva bus services operate in the area and provide routes to and from Newcastle upon Tyne and outlying areas, including Morpeth and Alnwick.

Lighthouse on the coast of Berwick-upon-Tweed

A day in Berwick-upon-Tweed wouldn’t be complete without paying the Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks complex a visit. With three museums and an art gallery, there’s plenty to see and do. Be sure to take a tour of the old courtroom and spend time in one of the notorious “drunk cells”. Continue your historical tour with a walk along the ancient town walls where you’ll get amazing views of coast, river and the town’s three bridges.

The main shopping area is within the town walls and offers a wide range of independent, antique shops, gift shops, art galleries, and even a handmade chocolate shop. There are also twice-weekly charter markets that sell a variety of fruit and veg, jewellery, homewares and more.

In the evening, visit the Maltings Theatre and Cinema or choose from a selection of eateries that serve an abundance of local produce.