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.
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
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.
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
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'
the 'Swan' leisure complex and there are a host of lovely places to eat and stay.