Holiday cottages in Berwick-upon-Tweed are a stone’s throw from four sandy beaches, riverside walks and a historic town centre. Berwick-upon-Tweed is England’s northernmost town, occupying a dramatic position on the rugged east coast, overlooking the mouth of the River Tweed. With Anglo-Saxon origins, this welcoming market town is a comfortable base for exploring Northumberland and beyond.
Famous for its split identity between England and Scotland, Berwick-upon-Tweed has a unique and fiercely independent character, magnificent architecture, and a tumultuous history to discover. Within walking distance of holiday cottages in Berwick-upon-Tweed, you will discover magnificent architecture, including the medieval town walls which are some of the finest remains of their type in the country. There is a graceful Georgian town hall with Elizabethan ramparts, and Britain’s earliest Barracks buildings, built by Nicholas Hawksmoor in the 18th century.
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Other landmarks to look out for in Berwick-upoon-Tweed include the remains of Berwick Castle, and Union Bridge, which is the world’s oldest surviving suspension bridge, located five miles upstream from the town. Dewar’s Lane Granary, the Royal Border Bridge and St Andrews Church are all must-sees for visitors who want to delve into the town’s heritage. Berwick-upon-Tweed has annual festivals celebrating film, literature, music and food, and the Maltings Theatre and Cinema offers a varied programme throughout the year.
There’s plenty for kids to enjoy in holiday cottages in the Berwick-upon-Tweed area, including a splash-park, swimming pool, and creative pottery centre. The town is renowned for its art galleries, including The Granary Gallery, Gymnasium Gallery and Watchtower Gallery. Artist L.S Lowry was a regular visitor, and his footsteps can be followed on the Lowry Trail. Just 45 minutes away by train, the city of Edinburgh is home to some of Scotland’s most spectacular architecture. To the south, the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is known for its unspoiled beaches and fishing villages.