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Berwick Walls

You can walk almost the entire length of Berwick's hefty Elizabethan walls, begun in 1558 to reinforce an earlier set built during the reign of Edward II. The mile-long walk is a must, with wonderful, wide-open view…
British in Berwick-upon-Tweed


Named for the last vessel to be built at Berwick Shipyard (in 1979) and set in a former cockle shop, Audela is the town's top table. Local suppliers provide the ingredients for dishes like Berwick crab with pickled …
Museum in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick Barracks

Designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, Britain's oldest purpose-built barracks (1717) now house an assortment of museums and art galleries, covering a history of the town and British soldiery since the 17th century. The Gy…
Pub in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Barrels Alehouse

Berwick's best watering hole attracts a mixed, laid-back crowd who can be found sipping real ales and micro-distilled gins and whiskies at all hours. On Friday nights, live music plays in the atmospherically dingy b…
Museum in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Cell Block Museum

The original jail cells in the upper floor of the town hall (1750–61) have been preserved as a chilling museum devoted to crime and punishment. Tours take in the public rooms, museum, jail and belfry.
Castle in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Norham Castle

During the border wars Norham Castle was besieged no fewer than 13 times, including a year-long siege by Robert the Bruce in 1318. The last attack came just three weeks before the Battle of Flodden and the castle wa…