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.
Just over two miles from the Scottish border, Berwick-upon-Tweed was annexed by England in the 10th Century and was captured 13 times before becoming an English border town during the reign of Elizabeth the First. Huge sums of money were spent on its fortifications to keep out invading Scots, but it wasn't until union in 1707 that this animosity was resolved. Berwick-upon-Tweed retains close links with Scotland, with Berwick Rangers being the only English team to play in the Scottish football league.