A popular destination for those looking to stay in holiday cottages Berwick upon Tweed means you can enjoy the best of the Borders both on the English and Scottish sides. It's located on the north bank of the River Tweed on the northern edge of Northumberland, the most northerly of English counties. Its border location meant it changed hands many times, often violently, and its town walls are testament to its past as a valued asset fought over by the English and the Scots.
From the top of those walls you can see the wide estuary of the River Tweed and a Robert Stevenson-designed railway viaduct hailed as one of the finest in the world. It is these views that have enchanted many, including Lancashire artist L.S. Lowry who painted and holidayed in the town. There is a specially created Lowry Trail for those who want to explore his favourite holiday resort.
Venturing inside the formidable walls you'll find a charming and eclectic Georgian market town with a huge range of things to do and enjoy including some great museums - try the Berwick Barracks and Main Guard - as well as galleries and an Arts Centre.
Just a short drive to the south is Holy Island, the cradle of English Christianity. Even in these more secular times, as the home of England's Christian heritage it is still a place of pilgrimage and is linked to the mainland by a tidal causeway. On the island Lindisfarne Priory was the birthplace of a true national treasure - the Lindisfarne Gospels, a unique illuminated Latin manuscript of the gospels. The stones from the Priory were used to build the impressive Lindisfarne Castle, which stands on a rocky outcrop overlooking the island and today is in the ownership of the National Trust.
Over the nearby border the coastline becomes much more rugged with the highlight being the jagged cliffs of St Abb's Head, a nature reserve for thousands of nesting seabirds including guillemots, kittiwakes and puffins
When it comes to holiday cottages Berwick upon Tweed has a good choice, so why not take a look at our selection and see what catches your eye.
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