L S Lowry (1887-1976) visited the town of Berwick many times from the mid-1930s until the summer before he died. The Berwick Lowry Trail identifies the sites of many of his finest paintings and drawings of the town and allows you to follow in his footsteps.
Altogether Lowry produced a fascinating group of more than thirty drawings and paintings of the Berwick area.
These successfully convey variations in the mood of Britain's most popular artist and range from familiar, busy, enclosed street and yard scenes & to composite panoramic dreamscapes; from stern symmetrical architectural compositions to joyous beach scenes &; from slight, smudged, pencil sketches of milling crowds to boldly outlined, careful drawings of derelict industrial buildings.
Berwick-upon-Tweed, in short, inspired some of L S Lowry's finest and most interesting works.
More information on the town and the trail can be found on the Visit Berwick website.
Please contact Berwick-upon-Tweed Tourist Information Centre on 01670 622 155 for further information.
There is minimal traffic within this trail.
Please contact Berwick-upon-Tweed Tourist Information Centre.
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YHA Berwick is housed in a 240 year old restored former Granary. Boasting a fantastic blend of original features with a state of the art hostelling experience, it offers cheap UK coastal breaks or a great starting point for activity and family breaks in Northumberland.
Berwick's town walls are its most famous piece of architecture and still stand strong today, hundreds of years after they were built by Queen Elizabeth to keep out the invading Scots.
Berwick Barracks, among the first in England to be purpose-built, were begun in 1717 to the design of the distinguished architect Nicholas Hawksmoor. Today the Barracks houses three museums.
The Granary Gallery is located in the newly restored Granary building, which also houses Berwick YHA and a bistro.
Berwick is the most Northerly town in England, famous for its Elizabethan Walls, three iconic bridges, thriving culture scene, wildlife and beaches. The Tourist Information is in the heart of the town.