Berwick-upon-Tweed is a historic walled town in Northumberland. It is the most northerly town in England,just 2 1/2 miles from the border with Scotland. Its strategic location means that it has changed hands following wars between England and Scotland a total of nine times.

Berwick is pronounced 'Berrick'.

Berwick bridges.

Get in

Berwick has its own train station, and is about 45 mins from Edinburgh or 3 hours 45 mins from London on the East Coast Mainline.

Buses run from Newcastle. However, the majority of visitors will come from the A1 trunk road from England into Scotland. The old A1 ran into the town, but the modern road bypasses the town to the west.

Get around

Berwick is a beautiful town to walk around. There is no necessity to use the bus as most attractions are located within a small radius.


Berwick castle walls.





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