Looking for things to do in Berwick? These pages are a guide to the attractions, family attractions, museums and galleries, shopping and leisure activities in Berwick. Come to Berwick-upon-Tweed and you'll never be short of things to do. In fact, you'll have trouble fitting it all in!
Whether it’s exploring our museums and galleries and walking the Walls to soak up the town’s incredible history, or a family visit to the seaside to build sandcastles, walk Spittal promenade and play in the splash park – there really is something for everyone.
Berwick boasts beautiful walks on the Elizabethan Walls (1.5 mile circuit views of the town, coast and river), a riverside stroll to Berwick Castle ruins passing the three impressive bridges over the Tweed, coastal walks (North and South), and the Lowry Trail, walking in the footsteps of the great ‘matchstick men’ painter.
We have guided walking tours (Easter-Oct) to give you an insight into the history which Berwick is steeped in.
The town has an excellent assortment of Museums and Galleries (open Easter to Oct) including the Barracks Museum Complex which now houses 3 museums, The Town Hall with an exciting tour of the old jail cells and courtroom and Contemporary Art exhibitions in the Gymnasium gallery. Year-round attractions include galleries in Dewar’s Lane Granary (Wed-Sun) and Berwick Watchtower (Thurs-Sun). Whenever you choose to visit Berwick, there's plenty to satisfy the ‘Culture-vulture’ in you.
If it’s shopping you want to indulge in, the main town centre is held within the Walls and smaller local shops are dotted around, but don’t miss Bridge Street, tucked away at the bottom of West street which has a high concentration of these businesses, as does Castlegate, towards the Railway Station.