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Berwick-upon-Tweed is the northernmost city in England. The geography contributed to the history which contributes to why it’s an interesting place to visit today.
The town has bounced back and forth between England and Scotland over a dozen times in its history. It follows that many of the sites of interest are related to military history.
The East Coast Main Line runs between London and Edinburgh with a stop at Berwick-upon-Tweed, making this a convenient stop for those of us who are afraid to drive in the UK.
For accommodation, I would choose The Walls Bed & Breakfast. Here’s a tour by the owners:
Even from that short video, you can see that the town oozes history.
Here are things I would want to do during my visit:
- Walk along the top of the town walls, including the Elizabethan Ramparts
- Admire the bridges, especially the Old Bridge completed in 1624 and still carrying traffic today
- Visit the museum in the Berwick Barracks
I also want to take a walk on the southern part of the Berwickshire Coastal Path. I would get a kick out of walking across the border to Scotland!
If you’ve got 45 minutes for some armchair travel, this walking tour of Berwick-upon-Tweed on YouTube is a delight and covers the main sites, illuminating a lot of the history along the way.