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Berwick-upon-Tweed Introduction

The northernmost town in England, just 2 miles from the Scottish border, Berwick-upon-Tweed has influences from both countries. Charmingly old-fashioned, with solid stone houses and beautifully preserved historic buildings, Berwick-upon-Tweed has a rich and turbulent history, with the many towers and castles a testament to the wars fought over this small town.

Hotels in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Close to the town centre you'll find welcoming Berwick-upon-Tweed hotels offering comfortable 3-star accommodation. Often set in traditional inns, these hotels usually have a bar, and a restaurant where free breakfast is served. Guestrooms are cosy and comfortable, with tea and coffee making facilities, free WiFi, cable TV channels and free toiletries. If you are looking for luxury hotels in Berwick-upon-Tweed, they tend to be on the outskirts of town in grand country homes. Featuring fireplaces in the lobby, libraries and large gardens, these 5-star hotels have luxurious guestrooms with individually designed decor.

Where to stay

The old town area is steeped in history and surrounded by solid Tudor-era walls. It's where you'll find many of the older hotels in Berwick-upon-Tweed. Walk down the winding cobbled streets and you'll spot Georgian townhouses and Victorian shopfronts, all wonderfully preserved and turned into small, independent stores. Visit on Wednesday or Saturday when the market, dating back to ancient times, creates a lively atmosphere, taking up the narrow streets with colourful stalls. You're just a short walk away from the coast, where you'll see moss-covered medieval walls and towers still standing, and can enjoy sweeping views of the River Tweed.

Things to see

Paxton House overlooks the River Tweed, with 80 acres of neatly kept stately home gardens. Walk along the riverside and you'll see people fishing or enjoying the adventure playground. Dating back to the 18th-century, this neo-Palladian home has high ceilings and arch windows, gilded oil paintings and Chippendale furniture, giving it a grand atmosphere. The old town area is surrounded by The Elizabethan Walls, and Berwick-upon-Tweed reviews suggest following the walls for a circular walk of about 45 minutes. Still standing strong after 100s of years, you can spot the bastions cut into the heavy stone walls for gunfire, and enjoy the hilly walk that gives you views over the town and across the sea. Holy Island can only be accessed when the tide is out, by taking a bus or driving along a narrow causeway causeway that joins the mainland at Beal, 9 miles from Berwick-upon-Tweed. Lindisfarne Castle sits on a hill overlooking this small island, with the first incarnation dating back to the 9th century. Most of the remaining castle dates back to Tudor times, with narrow staircases leading to the turrets where you can enjoy sweeping sea views. Back on the ground, you can explore interesting ruins such as the arches of the old priory, where you'll spot nesting owls and wildlife.

How to get to Berwick-upon-Tweed

Edinburgh Airport is a 90-minute drive away and has a large number of flights from around the world. Take the Airlink bus to Edinburgh Waverly station, then a direct train to Berwick-upon-Tweed. The station is within walking distance of many cheap Berwick-upon-Tweed hotels, so a car isn't necessary to get around this compact town. Berwick-upon-Tweed railway station is on the Virgin East Coast line, allowing you to reach London, Newcastle and York to the south, and with direct services to Edinburgh and Glasgow to the north.