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Berwick-upon-Tweed

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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  • Beal, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
    Beal, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland×

    Beehive Barn

    Beal, near Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

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    Ref: UKC1589
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove


    Just a few minutes’ drive inland from the ever-fascinating Holy Island, Beehive Barn is an exceptionally...

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  • Ancroft, near Holy Island, Northumberland
    Ancroft, near Holy Island, Northumberland×

    Bees Cottage

    Ancroft, near Holy Island, Northumberland

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    Ref: 18738
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location

    This charming holiday cottage, attached to the owner’s home, is thoughtfully furnished and decorated and has its...

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  • Tweedmouth, Northumberland
    Tweedmouth, Northumberland×

    Dock Cottage

    Tweedmouth, Northumberland

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    Ref: W41311
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View

    Views of Tweed Estuary

    With an outlook over the Tweed Estuary towards the sea, only 10 minutes’ walk to...

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  • Paxton, near Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland
    Paxton, near Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland×

    Gainslawhill Cottage

    Paxton, near Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland

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    Ref: CC311002
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Sitting near the roadside within its own attractive walled garden, this charming detached cottage offers delightful,...
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  • Spittal, near Berwick-upon-Tweed,
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    Bedes

    Spittal, near Berwick-upon-Tweed,

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    Ref: E4721
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    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile

    In the seaside village of Spittal, just 2 minutes’ walk from its sandy beach and promenade, these stylish...

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