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This famous walled town on the banks of the River Tweed, sits just over two miles from the Scottish border; Berwick-upon-Tweed has had a turbulent and fascinating past as it continually changed hands between the Scots and English. Today it draws visitors for not only its history but for its location as a great place for a cottage holiday!

Over the centuries, Berwick-upon-Tweed has seen many changes of ownership. Things were finally settled in 1482, when the town fell under the control of the English. The city walls, which were built around the time of the reign of Elizabeth I to keep out invaders, are still standing today and it is possible to walk almost their entire length.

One of the most iconic images of the town is the magnificent Royal Border Bridge, which spans the River Tweed. Built during the reign of Queen Victoria, this railway viaduct makes an imposing sight and will provide some excellent holiday photographs. Those interested in art are sure to want to experience the Berwick Lowry Trail, which takes in many of the actual sites that inspired the famous artist L S Lowry during his many visits to the town.

The picturesque landscape of the Northumberland and Scottish border region makes Berwick-upon-Tweed an ideal place for outdoor holidays, the surrounding countryside is literally a breath of fresh air and is perfect for walkers and cyclists, with lots of beautiful trails and cycling routes.

Berwick-upon-Tweed is also ideally situated to take in some other famous destinations. Indeed, it is possible to catch a train from the town to Edinburgh and Newcastle to enjoy a day out in these vibrant cities before returning to the tranquillity of your Berwick-upon-Tweed cottage.

To experience the best of both northern England and southern Scotland, see our holiday cottages in Berwick upon Tweed for your next break.
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  • Brandies Barn


    Ref: E3976

    In a rural setting within 2 miles of the sleepy village of Bowsden, and just 7 miles from Holy Island and the Lindisfarne nature reserve on Northumberland’s Heritage coastline, this spacious, converted former barn is perfect for large family gatherings. Whilst the solitary location of Brandie’s Barn provides a peaceful holiday setting, the many nearby villages and attractions including Ford and Etal (with its miniature steam railway) offer much for visitors to the area. An easy drive leads to the coastal village of Bamburgh, dominated by the massive rocky outcrop on which stands magnificent Bamburgh Castle, and from Seahouses harbour, 12 miles, there are seasonal boat trips to the Farne Islands. Within easy reach also are the lovely border towns of Coldstream, Kelso and Berwick – set within its encircling Elizabethan walls beside the majestic River Tweed, whilst a visit to Alnwick’s famous castle and gardens (featured in the Harry Potter films) should not be missed. Superb walking can be enjoyed in the Cheviot Hills and National Park and there is plenty of golf and riding locally. Shop and pub serving food 5 miles.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room. Kitchen/breakfast area. 3 twin bedrooms (double beds). Shower room with toilet. Separate toilet. First floor: 3 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin, 1 single. Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

    Oil central heating, electricity and bed linen included. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Two enclosed south facing gardens and furniture. Parking. Games room with pool table and darts. Private water supply. No smoking.

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