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Historic Berwick

Berwick-upon-Tweed is England's most dramatic walled town, standing right at the Northern-most tip of Northumberland. It has certainly attracted its fair share of famous admirers in the past. Lancastrian painter L.S. Lowry was a huge fan of the town and today there is a specially created Lowry Trail for those who want to explore his favourite holiday resort named Berwick. Berwick was a Royal Burgh of Scotland in 1120 and during the many centuries of border warfare changed hands no fewer than 14 times, the last being in 1482. Three bridges span the River Tweed at Berwick. The red sandstone Berwick Bridge, also known as the Old Bridge, is the fifth known bridge crossing the River Tweed on or near this location. Initially constructed between 1611 and 1624, was finally completed in 1634. The Royal Border Bridge, also known as the Railway Bridge was designed by Robert Stephenson and built between 1847 and 1850. The Royal Tweed Bridge, also known as the New Bridge, was built between 1925 and 1928 as part of the A1 trunk road, prior to construction of the Berwick bypass in the 1984. Royal Tweed Bridge .

Perfect Location

Our B&B is the perfect loacation to explore Berwick from with most of berwicks sights a short walk from our doorstep. sites of interst include

  • Spittal Beach & Promenade
  • Berwick's town walls
  • Berwick Barracks
  • The Lowry Trail
  • The Maltings Theatre & Cinema