Located about midway between Newcastle and Edinburgh, Berwick-upon-Tweed has been at the front line of conflict between England and Scotland and has changed rulership several times during its turbulent history. It is a quaint place with an old town surrounded by 16th century walls but very few travellers make the effort to visit.
106 Marygate, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Tel (01289) 330 733
Open Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-4pm
National Express has coaches from Berwick to Edinburgh, London and Newcastle.
Buses and coaches stop in Golden Square.
Berwick-upon-Tweed lies on the main rail line between Edinburgh and Newcastle.
56 Bridge Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Tel (01289) 331 481
1 The Courtyard, Church Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed
The 12th-century Berwick Castle features a 16th-century gun tower.
This Georgian Guard House features an exhibition about the Berwick-upon-Tweed's history as a border garrison town.
Open Jun-Sep Mon-Tue & Thu-Sun 1pm-5pm
Housed in Berwick's historic barracks, this museum has exhibits on local history as well as contemporary and decorative art.
Ravensdowne Barracks, off Church Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Tel (01289) 301 869
Open Jan-Mar Wed-Sun 10am-1pm & 2pm-4pm; Apr-Sep 10am-6pm daily; Oct 10am-5pm daily; Nov-Dec Wed-Sun 10am-1pm & 2pm-4pm
Berwick's extensive fortifications surrounding the old town were built between 1558 and 1570 to replace earlier medieval defences.