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A great touring base, this duplex apartment is situated perfectly for exploring both the Scottish Borders and the stunning Northumbrian coastline.. First Floor: Living/dining room: With 50" Freeview Smart TV with Netflix. Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, coffee machine and washing machine.. Second Floor: Bedroom: With kingsize bed and 32" Freeview Smart TV. Shower room: With walk-in shower and toilet.. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request. Welcome pack.. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: No children, except babes in arms.. Situated right in the centre of Berwick-upon-Tweed, this apartment is formed over two levels and has been finished to very good modern standards. Comfortable sleeping two adults in a kingsize bed, this apartment is perfect for a couple visiting Berwick as a base for enjoying the Northumbrian coast and beyond, or just enjoying a break away for some peace and quiet. Accessed from ground level at the back of the building, stairs lead to the first floor. A spacious living/dining has comfortable sofas and a 50" Smart TV. The modern kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher in addition to standard appliances. Again, stairs lead to the second floor where there is a generous bedroom and well-equipped shower room with drench shower. Berwick-upon-Tweed, the last town before the border with Scotland, is a gateway to adventure. Whether it’s a trip north to ’Bonnie Scotland’ or explorations around the Northumbrian coast with its beautiful beaches, islands, historic towns and villages. Berwick is a superb base from which to do it all or, as this property is so nice, just enjoy the time away from ’real life’ and relax in this home away from home. Beach ½ miles. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 400 yards. Free WiFi
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- Spittal, near Berwick-upon-Tweed
Beach lovers paradise! Lovely comfortable apartment with extensive sea views, and only yards from beautiful sandy beach, with sea fishing.. All on ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.. Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. Satellite TV (basic package). DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Wi-fi. Patio and furniture. Cycle store (garage). Parking. No smoking.. Set on the promenade with uninterrupted sea views and only a few yards from the beautiful sandy bay, this ground floor apartment is ideal for beach lovers and dolphin watchers. Very comfortable and boasting an enclosed patio giving visitors the perfect place to unwind, it sits just 2 miles from pubs, restaurants, interesting shopping and fascinating historical sites in the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. From here, Newcastle and the city of Edinburgh are only a 45 minute train journey away, and with the Northumberland Heritage Coast on the doorstep, there is so much for visitors to see and do – Holy Island lies 12 miles away and magnificent Bamburgh Castle is 19 miles. There is fishing from the beach, a free Splash Park a 5-minute walk away, and horse riding, golf and fly fishing are all available nearby. Shop and pubs 300 yards.
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Your guide to Berwick-upon-Tweed
All About Berwick-upon-Tweed
On the northern banks of the River Tweed, just a kilometre from the sea, England’s northernmost town of Berwick-upon-Tweed is surrounded by windswept coastlines and rolling green hills. This small harbour town on the Scottish border is known for its saltwater fishing as well as its place in Scottish and English history. As you cross the River Tweed on the town’s iconic viaduct bridge, you’ll pass through the famous Elizabethan Walls — some of the most well-preserved town fortifications in Europe — before reaching cobblestone streets and the ruins of castles that once guarded against Roman and Viking attacks. Red tile roofs and pale facades now adorn many of the village’s homes and streetside cafes.
History is not the town’s only draw. You’ll find plenty of scenic hiking and wildlife-spotting opportunities on the outskirts of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Walking trails run along the dramatic local coastline, bringing you through areas of great natural beauty, including nearby Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, home to thriving redshank, grey plover, and lapwing populations.
How do I get around Berwick-upon-Tweed?
Berwick-upon-Tweed is equidistant from both the Newcastle International Airport (NCL) and Edinburgh Airport (EDI), both 75 minutes away by car. However, the easiest way into the village is via the area’s robust rail system — in fact, the train station is in the centre of town. You may have to transfer a few times, but you can make your way from either airport to Berwick-upon-Tweed in almost the same amount of time it would take to drive. The small town has compact streets, and it’s easy to navigate the area on foot. The local rail and bus systems offer convenient ways to explore outside of town. However, more rural spots will be easier to reach by car.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Berwick-upon-Tweed?
As a northeastern village, Berwick-upon-Tweed has a temperate climate with short, pleasant summers that still bring moderate rain as well as chilly, wetter winter months. The summer months are the most popular time to look for holiday cottages in Berwick-upon-Tweed as the weather tends to be warm and sunny — great for wandering around town and heading to nearby Cocklawburn beach. Not surprisingly, several major events take place during this season, including the Berwick Food and Fringe Festival, which highlights locally produced delicacies and promises chefs’ demonstrations, live music, and beer gardens. Winter visits are rewarded with twinkling Christmas lights, frosty walks, and drinks by the fireside at local pubs.
What are the top things to do in Berwick-upon-Tweed?
Berwick Town Walls
Walking trails lead alongside these Elizabethan fortifications, which have protected the town ever since their construction in 1558. Stone ramparts face the sea, and the gates into town still stand tall. Circling the walls, you can learn about the town’s history from the educational placards regularly placed along the route while taking in the seaside vistas.
The Lowry Trail
Taking around three hours to complete, this scenic, self-guided walking tour takes visitors on a tour of the town, river, and rugged coastlines. You can pick up a free map and guide pamphlet at the Berwick Tourist Information Centre. The trail meanders past important historical sites like the town’s old walls and ramparts, as well as museums and art galleries, where you can leave your route to admire the scenery you’ve been admiring captured in paintings and photographs.
Just outside town, this sand-and-bedrock beach along the North Sea is a great spot to spend a fun-filled afternoon paddling in the water and exploring the rock pools at low tide. (Those in the know search for fossils among the crumbling rock formations.) During the spring and summer, kaleidoscopic displays of wildflowers grow on the rolling grassy dunes that run down to the beach.