Make the most of your time
in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick-upon-Tweed sits at the most northerly tip of Northumberland, just 3 miles from the Scottish Border. A coastal town with four sandy beaches and beautiful riverside walks, Berwick is perfectly situated for a relaxing break and a haven for walkers and cyclists.

This peaceful town is a far cry from Berwick's turbulent past; captured or sacked 13 times before finally falling into English hands in 1482, Berwick’s great Elizabethan walls were built to keep invading Scots from entering the town. Walk the complete circuit, taking in spectacular views across the River Tweed estuary and Berwick’s three bridges, including the iconic Royal Border Bridge, built by Robert Stevenson and one of the finest bridges of its kind in the world.

The Bibstritsa Babi / Bethan Huws: 'A Work for the North Sea'. Sugar Sands, Longhoughton, Northumberland 22,23,24 July 1993. Commissioned by Artangel

The Gymnasium Gallery

The Gymnasium Gallery hosts an ambitious programme of exhibitions by regional and national contemporary visual artists including newly commissioned installations and moving image work.

Forthcoming exhibitions include 'Singing for the Sea' - a film installation by internationally acclaimed artist, Bethan Huws, which documents a group of eight female Bulgarian singers performing traditional songs on Sugars Sands, Northumberland.

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Berwick Museum & Art Gallery

Visit the stunning collection of art and decorative items bequeathed to the people of Berwick by shipping magnate Sir William Burrell in the 1940s. Featuring works by Boudin and Maris, ancient Roman and Venetian glass, Japanese imari pottery and Ming porcelain, the Berwick Burrell Collection is the most important art collection in public ownership in Northumberland.

L.S Lowry

L.S Lowry (1887-1976) visited the town of Berwick many times from the mid-1930s until the summer before he died. The Berwick Lowry Trail identifies the sites of many of his finest paintings and drawings of the town and allows you to follow in his footsteps.


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Berwick Food Festival by Derek Sharman

Berwick Food Festival by Derek Sharman


Autumn is Berwick's 'Festival Season'! With Berwick Food and Beer FestivalsBerwick Film and Media Arts Festival and the Berwick Literary Festival, all taking place in town during September and October.


Food and Drink

Berwick has dozens of places to eat and drink. If you would like advice on eating out, please contact Berwick Tourist Information Centre: 01670 622155  or email

Food by Audela

Food by Audela

Berwick YHA by Dean Gartland

Berwick YHA by Dean Gartland

Somewhere to stay

We are very happy to recommend our exhibition partner Berwick YHA if your looking to stay a little longer if Berwick.

If you're interested in other accomodation, Berwick has the full range including guesthouses, B&B, self-catering cottages, caravans, hostel's or wigwam's.

To find out more information and book your accommodation, please contact Berwick Tourist Information Centre: 01670 622155 or email