The town of Berwick-upon-Tweed has an interesting history and due to its proximity to the Scottish/English border it has changed its allegiance over 13 times throughout the years. A Berwick-upon-Tweed holiday rental cottage will offer a great base from which to explore the many historical attractions that the town has on offer. For those who love outdoor activities, a Berwick-upon-Tweed holiday will not disappoint either as there is a vast range of outdoor pursuits to get your teeth stuck into.
There are a range of activities to be enjoyed on a Berwick-upon-Tweed holiday, particularly for those who love outdoor pursuits. Visitors can indulge in a spot of swimming, cycling, fishing, sailing, surfing, horse riding, tennis, golf, mountain biking, shooting and hiking.
Berwick-upon-Tweed is filled with other attractions, in particular the Elizabethan Ramparts which are popular with visitors on a Berwick-upon-Tweed holiday. The ramparts were built in the 16th century and are a unique piece of engineering in Britain. They are also the first model on which many European ramparts were based. Also worth seeing in the area is Paxton house, located 3 miles to the west of the town. The house was built by famous names such as John Adams and includes furniture by the cabinet maker Thomas Chippendale. Paxton house has an interesting history as it was originally built with the intentions of wooing a lady from Prussia.
Approximately 20 minutes journey to the south of Berwick-upon-Tweed is Holy Island, also known as Lindisfarne. Here visitors can indulge in a number of attractions including the small but perfectly formed Lindisfarne Castle. There are also the ruins of a monastery that dates back to 635 AD. Visitors will also enjoy walking from the mainland to the island at low tide and it generally takes 3 hours to experience all of the wonderful attractions that Lindisfarne has on offer.
Visitors on a Berwick-upon-Tweed holiday can expect to experience cold winters and warm summers, making the months of July and August the best time to have a Berwick-upon-Tweed holiday rental cottage. During the summer the average daytime temperature is around 18°C. During the colder months, in particular January and February, the temperature drops to a chilly 4°C during the daytime.
Travellers on a Berwick-upon-Tweed holiday can arrive at NewcastleAirport (NCL) which is just over an hour's journey from the town. There are several airlines offering regular, cheap flights to Newcastle including easyJet, British Airways, Flybe and Eastern Airways. Passengers can depart from a range of UK airports such as Aberdeen (ABZ), Cardiff (CWL), Birmingham (BHX), Exeter (EXT) and London Gatwick (LGW).