Local Services and Activities in Berwick-upon-Tweed

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Located on the north east coast, just south of the Scottish border, the town of Berwick upon Tweed is England’s most northerly town and due to historic border wars It has changed possession between England and Scotland many times but since 1482 is has remained in English hands. Today visitors can still see evidence of Berwick’s strategic positioning at the mouth of the River Tweed by visiting the remains of the town’s castle, Elizabethan Walls and military barracks. Berwick lies almost equidistant between the cities of Edinburgh to the north and Newcastle upon Tyne to the south and is situated on the main East coast rail line that runs between London and Edinburgh and is also adjacent to the main A1 road route.

Today, Berwick is a busy market town with around 12 000 inhabitants. Local town centre markets still run each Wednesday and Saturday. The town centre itself hosts a selection of national chain stores and a diverse range of local and speciality shops. Outside of the town centre there are retail parks and supermarkets with well known national retail chain stores. The town is also well served by a good range of hotels, B&B, guest houses and holiday parks which welcome a large number of seasonal visitors each year. Berwick lies at the northern boundary of the world famous Northumberland Coast, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which includes nearby highlights such as Bamburgh Castle and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.The town can also offer visitors a selection of beaches and a seafront promenade at Spittal and also a popular leisure centre with a swimming pool and range of activities. The Maltings arts centre and cinema regularly hosts performing arts shows as well as music and stand up comedy. Berwick also hosts its own annual literary, Film and Media Arts Festival, and food festivals. The town’s local football team Berwick Rangers play in the Scottish Second Division and are the only football team located in England to play in the Scottish senior leagues.

Berwick upon Tweed is well served by a wide variety of local businesses and services. On this website you will find listings for everything from local tradesmen, shops, places to eat drink and stay, to a comprehensive list of Berwick health care and local administration resources. There are also listings and links to sports clubs and local charities.

Take a while to browse the Berwick upon Tweed website and discover the wealth of resources the town has to offer. Looking for something in Berwick upon Tweed? The chances are you’ll find it listed here on BerwickuponTweed.co.uk.