Berwick upon Tweed
The visitor guide to Berwick Upon Tweed in the Borders of Scotland gives you useful information required for a visit. The guide offer you information on sleeping, self catering cottages in Berwick Upon Tweed and transport, Also included is info on hotels and accommodation in the Borders and Berwick.
The last town in England before you arrive in Scotland if you travel up on the East Coast train line. An english town with a Scottish soccer team and a grand place to start or finish a tour of the Scottish Borders. Berwick-upon-Tweed is a delightful town, which over looks the North Sea. A thriving trading post and a wealthy city, Berwick has historically been a mixed blessing.
Yes, we know, Berwick-upon-Tweed is in England, but the town has strong historical ties with Scotland, and its football team plays in the Scottish league. It also makes a convenient stopping point if you've had a long journey north. The town, which takes its name from a river which has its source in Scotland, wasn't always in England. It changed hands more than a dozen times between 1147 and 1482, when it was finally taken for England by Richard, Duke of Gloucester, later Richard III. Berwick was a strategic base for English attacks on the Borders and large sections of the town wall, built by Edward I to repel the Scots, still survive. It has also retained its medieval street plan, and many of its steep, cobbled streets are worth exploring.
Berwick upon Tweed Hotels & Accommodation
There is plentiful accommodation. The highly recommended Marshall Meadows Country House Hotel, Tel 331133, is a Georgian mansion set in 15 acres of grounds only a few hundred yards from the border. Rather more central is the Dervaig Guest House, 1 North Rd, Tel 307378, only a few mins from the train station. Also close to the station is Whyteside House, 46 Castlegate, Tel/Fax 331019.