Berwick Upon Tweed Area Holiday Cottages
Located in England’s most northerly town, you are ideally situated for exploring both the award-winning Northumberland coast and the scenic Scottish Borders. This border town sits at the mouth of the River Tweed and is a perfect holiday location, ideal for day trips from your Berwick holiday cottage, by car or by train, to the cities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the south of Berwick and Edinburgh to the north of Berwick. With easy access to the A1, you can easily access the Northumberland Heritage Coast and the award- winning Northumberland National Park.
With original Elizabethan defences and the first purpose-built army Barracks in the country, this Elizabethan walled town, sits on an estuary with lovely wide-open stretches of sandy beaches and promenades to stroll. With birds and wildlife aplenty, there is lots of wildlife to be seen, including a colony of mute swans – the second largest in Britain, along with seals and otters.
The centre of Berwick, paved with pretty cobbled lanes and featuring historical stone archways, is full of interesting shops, traditional tea rooms, restaurants and pubs. Berwick is home to a thriving arts and culture scene including, the Maltings Theatre and Arts Centre.
The well-known artist Lowry, who is famous for his ‘matchstick men’ artworks, also painted scenes of Berwick during the mid 1930’s when he holidayed in this popular coastal town. Out of his collection, over 20 paintings feature the iconic cobbled streets of Berwick town centre and popular local coastal scenes.
Follow in his footsteps on the Lowry trail and explore some lesser well-known areas of this town. The trail takes in the Elizabethan Walls and Berwick town before crossing the River into Tweedmouth and the seaside town of Spittal with its vast sandy beach backed by a Victorian promenade. This Trail provides visitors with a great way to see the sights of Berwick and see the inspiring locations behind his iconic artworks.
Berwick has lots of interesting events throughout the year including: the Spittal Seaside Festival, which celebrates traditional seaside pastimes. There is also the popular Berwick Food and Beer Festival, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival and Berwick Christmas Market as well as a number of other great events which happen throughout the year.
Berwick-upon-Tweed provides an ideal location for families and couples looking for a seaside holiday base, keen to explore the stunning local area and further afield with Scotland, Northumberland and Newcastle all within easy of this fantastic historical walled town.