Exploring Our Area

Berwick upon Tweed Town Hall.

Berwick upon Tweed Town Hall.

Our ideal central location is great for visiting local shops, restaurants, beaches and attractions.

We are only 60 miles south of Edinburgh and 60 miles north of Newcastle. Berwick-upon-Tweed has a station on the main East Coast Rail line and has frequent trains to connect you to the cities and airports.  We have compiled a few suggestions for you below:



  • Berwick Barracks - Built in the early 18th century to the design of the distinguished architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, the Barracks was among the first in England to be purpose built. The 'By Beat of Drum' exhibition gives you an insight into the life of the British infantryman from the Civil War to the First World War.

  • Berwick Town Hall - A Town Hall has stood on this site since at least the 16th century. Begun in 1750, this building stands majestically at the south end of Marygate. Until the 1830s, the Guild of Freemen governed civic affairs in Berwick from this building.

  • Chainbridge Honey Farm - The Chain Bridge Honey Farm is a flourishing family business, started by beekeeping advisor William Selby Robson in 1948.

  • Alnwick Castle

    Alnwick Castle

    Alnwick Castle and Gardens ("Hogwarts") - Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the country; home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, for over 700 years.

  • Brittania - The Royal Yacht Britannia was home to Her Majesty The Queen and the Royal Family for over 40 years, sailing over 1,000,000 miles around the world. Now berthed in Edinburgh, you can follow in the footsteps of Royalty to discover the heart and soul of this most special of Royal residences.

  • The Maltings - The Maltings is England's most northerly venue, close to the Scottish border in the centre of historic Berwick-upon-Tweed. Our wide-ranging programme of quality events puts us right at the centre of our community, and we aim to entertain and engage as many people from across the region and beyond as we possibly can.

  • Holy Island of Lindisfarne - In 635AD Saint Aidan came from Iona and chose to found his monastery on The Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The Christian message flourished here and spread throughout the world.

Local Restaurants

  • The Queens Head - The Queens Head is a beautiful and elegant hotel with restaurant and rooms overlooking Sandgate, in the old part of Berwick upon Tweed. The hotel is open daily for lunch and dinner, serving a brilliant selection of local authentic fresh food.

  • The Royal Garden Chinese - Welcome to the Royal Garden Restaurant! After 25 years open for business, we still serve the best Chinese food in the English-Scottish border. Peking (or Pronouncing Beijing in Mandarin) specializes in authentic Chinese cuisine; try our delicious Cantonese and Szechuan dishes, as well as your favourite Chinese food. Our lunch and dinner menus offer an array of flavourful dishes that are sure to satisfy any appetite.

  • The Magna Tandoori - The Magna Tandoori is a family run business established in 1982. Over the years it has won many awards for it’s authentic Indian cuisine. All meals are cooked from organic spices and herbs using local meats and fresh vegetables and prepared by our award winning chefs. The Magna Tandoori Restaurant in Bridge Street, Berwick upon Tweed offers authentic Indian cuisine at reasonable prices.

Walking and Biking Routes

  • St Cuthberts Way - St Cuthbert's Way, one of the most beautiful, varied and enjoyable long distance walking routes in Britain, and one of Scotland's Great Trails.

  • Northumberland Coastal Route - The route follows the coast in most places with an inland detour between Belford and Holy Island. Most of the paths are public rights of way (footpaths and bridleways) but in some places beaches, minor roads, tracks and permissive paths are used. The route is generally level with very few steep climbs. Most stiles along the route have been replaced with gates and the walking surfaces are generally good, although some sections of the path can become muddy in winter or after heavy rain.

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