Berwick upon Tweed is surrounded by market towns and some simply wonderful countryside, places with a powerful sense of community spirit, history and a fantastic range of things to see and do.
Berwick lies in the far north of Northumberland, only three miles from the Scottish border, and is an eclectic Georgian market town with a huge range of things to do and enjoy. With the very best on offer from Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, Berwick is an ideal place to visit and stay in.
If you are visiting for a few days, you also have to visit the attractions in the wider Northumberland area. There is the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, the seaside towns and fishing villages of Eyemouth, Seahouses and Bamburgh, or historic borders towns like Coldstream and Kelso.
From the iconic castles of Alnwick and Bamburgh to the nature reserves of Lindisfarne and the Farne Islands, there are so many well-known tourist sites in easy reach of Berwick. Add to these favourites the undiscovered delights of tiny hamlets and villages, like Ford and Etal, beautiful views and wonderful countryside and you'll soon agree with us that the people and places around Berwick make for a truly unforgettable stay.
This has to be the ideal car-free destination, accessible by train and with bus services to take visitors along the Northumberland coast, north into Scotland and west to Wooler and the Cheviot Hills. The bus service to Holy Island works around the tide times and only runs on Wednesdays and Sundays out of season, so it is best to check the bus times when planning your visit.