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Destination guide

Find 10th-century history near Berwick-upon-Tweed cottages

Berwick-upon-Tweed is the northernmost town in all of England, located right at the mouth of the River Tweed. The town itself dates back to the 10th century, and you can see the passage of time throughout the community. Medieval town walls surround the area, while the town hall sports a notably Georgian design. The ramparts, on the other hand, are of an Elizabethan structure. It's a market town as well, so the shopping opportunities are virtually endless. Being so close to Scotland, it has an obvious Scottish influence, and Northumberland cottages allow you to immerse yourself in this history and culture.

 
Things to do

Berwick-upon-Tweed – a mass of history

Berwick-upon-Tweed is England's northernmost settlement and its most fought over – the Scots and the English swapped seats in the castles here as many as 14 times. Talking of castles, you should be sure to start your historical investigations of the 900-year-old city by walking the great Elizabethan walls. Then, make for the Berwick Barracks. It's home to a trio of museums, exploring the life of a British infantryman, the history of the Scottish Borderers and the artistic traditions of Berwick town. All that should be enough to earn you a dram of whisky later on.

Activities

Berwick-upon-Tweed's surrounding beauty

If it's the camera-worthy scenes that abound in surrounding Northumberland county that have got you seeking out wave-splashed Berwick-upon-Tweed holiday rentals on the coast, then be sure to pack the walking boots and wellies. There are long hikes down to the seal-spotted bays of holy Lindisfarne Island – keep the eyes peeled for wild whales and dolphins in the water. There are short art walks on the Lowry Trail, heading to cobbled sea towns and empty estuary bays, following in the footsteps of LS Lowry, who holidayed in Berwick. There are guided history walks, crossing the Elizabethan walls and bridges.

Weather

Beating the crowds in Berwick-upon-Tweed

Because Berwick-upon-Tweed holiday rentals offer a doorway to the handsome Northumberland coast, it's hardly a surprise that they're at their most popular in the warmer months of the year. It's the midsummer that brings the biggest crowds to the stony streets and bulwarks of the town, starting in June and ending in August. That makes spring, in April and May, along with autumn, in September and October, good alternatives for travellers who don't want to queue for the main attractions.

Natural features

Northern beauty surrounds Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick-upon-Tweed is bounded by the Scottish border and the wild Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve. The result is a town ensconced in gorgeous countryside, the best of which is the island and shoreline park just to the south. You can hike the ancient bridges across the Tweed estuary to get there. Then, it's all about exploring salt marshes and dunes, glimpsing sky-blue forget-me-nots and white fields of helleborines. You can also venture across to mysterious Lindisfarne Island itself. That was a monks' haven that's now hubbub with rare Nordic geese, grey seals and pinkfooted fowl.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Berwick-upon-Tweed

If you prefer train travel, you can make your way to Berwick-Upon-Tweed Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Berwick-upon-Tweed?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 831 holiday lettings around Berwick-upon-Tweed. From 520 cottages to 520 bungalows, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Berwick-upon-Tweed?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Berwick-upon-Tweed. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Lindisfarne Castle: 1,005 holiday lettings
  • Lindisfarne Centre: 1,010 holiday lettings
  • Berwick-Upon-Tweed Station: 600 holiday lettings
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed Town Hall: 696 holiday lettings
  • Lions House: 699 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Berwick-upon-Tweed listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Berwick-upon-Tweed?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 520 Cottages in Berwick-upon-Tweed. Our other popular types of Berwick-upon-Tweed holiday rentals include:

  • Bungalows: 520 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 520 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 236 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Flats and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Berwick-upon-Tweed?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 50 holiday homes with pool available in Berwick-upon-Tweed. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.