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Berwick is a compact town with easy access on foot to different landscapes, whether you want to stroll by the riverside or play on sandy beaches. Take the riverside walk known as the New Road, which starts from Love Lane and was built at the end of the Napoleonic Wars by 100 returning soldiers and out of work labourers. Now it offers an easy, level route for all, hugging the riverside with close-up views of wildlife, bridges and winding through archways of the medieval castle wall.

You can also enjoy some breath-taking viewpoints as you walk around the Elizabethan Walls, across the River Tweed and out to sea, with the iconic buildings of Bamburgh and Lindisfarne Castles in the distance on a clear day.

Berwick has two small sandy beaches; a sheltered bay overlooked by Berwick Holiday Centre and the Golf Course, and the 'Little Beach' which is just north of the Pier and accessed from Pier road. Here you can explore the geology of the town and coastal rock pools, with excellent examples of folded and faulted carboniferous rocks.

To the south of the River Tweed is the seaside reosrt of Spittal. Spittal beach is a true family beach, with facilities including children's play park and splashpark, cafe and toilets, promenade and amusements. The whole shoreline from Spittal to Far Skerr is of great geological interest with numerous exposed strata of rocks. Limestone in the area is rich in fossils of crinoids, brachiopods and other life. You can also go rock-pooling in rock pool gullies which are rich in marine life, but walk carefully as these rugged rocky platforms can be difficult to walk along.

Take a short bus ride and you can be hill-walking in the Cheviots, taking a boat trip to the Farne Islands, birdwatching on the coast or exploring the Scottish Borders.

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Berwick-upon-Tweed Tourist Information Centre

Walkergate
(upstairs in the library)
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Northumberland
TD15 1DB

+44 01670 622155

Town Hall
Ceremony

Armed Forces Day is on 30th June 2018 and begins with a traditional military Drumhead Service at St Andrew's Wallace Green Church (11am), followed by a Parade to the Town Hall on Marygate (assemble 11:45, parade at 12noon).

Spittal don Williams
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

In 2018, the annual Seaside Festival takes place on 10th, 11th & 12th August, along the full length of Spittal Promenade.

Curfew Run
Sporting Event

Annual race around the Elizabethan Walls as the Curfew bell tolls, 4th July 2018. With many entrants returning each year to compete for the winning place, this is a fun competition open to all.

Party on the Parade
Outdoor Event

Sunday 27th May 2018 is the date of the Party on the Parade - with music, entertainment and cream teas.

Afternoon Tea in the Park
Outdoor Event
Spittal

Enjoy an afternoon of music and refreshments with 'Afternoon Tea in the Park' in Spittal.

Walking the May Fair
Ceremony
Berwick-upon-Tweed

'The Walking of the May Fair' takes place in Berwick on 25th May 2018.

GoldWings 2014
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Don’t miss this spectacular charity event in aid of the RNLI Berwick Lifeboat, which takes place in the town on Saturday 15th September 2018.

Christmas Market
Outdoor Event

Once again Berwick Rotary Club are preparing to hold the annual Christmas Market again this year. Further information will be available soon.

Riding of the Bounds
Outdoor Event

Riding of the Bounds is a traditional ride-out of the boundaries of Berwick, to keep them known to the Scottish and the English.

Allotments
Guided Walk/Tours
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Heritage Open Days is your chance to explore the world on your doorstep, unlocked and completely free of charge!

Berwick Motor Club
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick Classic Car Rally is hosted by Berwick and District Motor Club (BDMC) and takes place on the 5th and 6th May 2018 in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Spittal Beach
Outdoor Event
Spittal

The Annual Boxing Day Dip takes place on Saturday 26th December 2017 at 11am.

Salmon Queen 1988 by John Thompson
Outdoor Event

Tweedmouth Feast is a traditional event, with origins in the 12th Century, which celebrates salmon fishing on the River Tweed, including the Crowning of the Salmon Queen.

 

Spittal Gala by Alan Turnbull
Outdoor Event
Berwick-upon-Tweed

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June 2018.

Some say that Spittal Gala has its historical roots in the local fishing industry, particularly salmon. However, local Gala's throughout the North East had their origins in the coal mining industry. The Gala remains an event that is suited for families, with events for all ages.

 

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