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This once heavily-fortified border town stands astride the River Tweed at the northern-most extremity of England. Now under the flag of Saint George, over many centuries the town has changed hands between England and Scotland many times during some of the most fearsome and bloody wars and border skirmishes ever witnessed in Britain. Indeed, the town and the remote and picturesque surrounding area of North Northumberland bears much evidence in terms of historic battle sites, castles and fortifications.
Berwick's new road bridge
Berwick's high street
TRAVEL: Situated about midway between Newcastle and Edinburgh, the town lies about 5 miles east of the A1 trunk road. A mainline railway station is located near to the centre which is served by trains running between London (Kings Cross) and Edinburgh (Waverley) on the East Coast line. The National Express coach service, between London and Edinburgh, also stops here. It is a focus for buses from Newcastle the local Anglo-Scottish Borders and the beautiful North Northumberland coastal region. It is well served with numerous taxi services.
COMMERCE: With excellent access by rail, road and sea, Berwick is the bustling centre of commerce for this northern region. It boasts a wide range of businesses and a selection of popular national chain stores. Some of the shops have a distinctly local flavour including arts & craft, confectionery and antiques. There is also a twice-weekly street market and, what may come as a pleasant surprise to visitors from the cities, is the friendly and sincere service that comes so naturally in this region - as are the reasonability of our prices!
SHOPPING: For those desperately seeking acres of top superstores then you can join the thronging crowds in Newcastle's Eldon Square, the Metro Centre at Gateshead or even Princess Street in Edinburgh in under an hour - by rail. If you go by car, you can be fighting for a place in one of their many car parks in around half-an-hour more. But do return to Berwick to spend the evening. We have the fabulous 'Maltings' cinema/theatre, the 'Swan' leisure complex and there are a host of lovely places to eat and stay.
Berwick Barracks