Lonely Planet has highlighted the North East of England as one of its 30 up and coming destinations in its annual “Go List”. There’s even a special mention of my hometown of Berwick upon Tweed for it’s exciting history as a border town. That’s why I call this corner of north Northumberland, Scengland as we’re only 3 miles from the Scottish borders.
Berwick upon Tweed sits in a most beautiful location on the estuary of the River Tweed. You can take a circular walk around the intact Elizabeth town walls for some great views. I really like the beach at Spittal, to the south of the estuary mouth. On clear day you can see down to Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island.
So why not the advice of Lonely Planet and Europe a la Carte and visit Berwick upon Tweed. I’m sure that you’ll enjoy your visit and wonder why you didn’t come sooner or more often.
One of the cheapest accommodation options for visiting Berwick upon Tweed is to stay at the Travelodge. If you book at least one week in advance, you can find rooms, sleeping up to 3 adults and 2 kids, for as little as Â£26 a night on their Saver rate. The Travelodge is next to Morrisons supermarket and Macdonalds in the north of the town.
|The four star Kings Arms is situated the town centre close to the town walls and the quayside. The hotel has been recently refurbished, although the exterior has been preserved. A double room costs from Â£129.|
|The three star Marshall Meadows House Hotel is a Georgian mansion sitting in gardens close to the coast. The hotel is only 330 metres from the border with Scotland. It is 2 miles outside Berwick upon Tweed. A double room costs from Â£80 per night.|
|Tillmouth Park Country House Hotel is a 3 star hotel set in 15 acres of woodland. It is around 10 miles east of Berwick upon Tweed. A double room costs from Â£120 per night, a 2 night minimum stay is required at weekends.|