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Berwick upon Tweed

Historic Berwick upon Tweed suffered terribly during the wars of Scottish independence. Sacked by Edward 1st, the hammer of the Scots it was rebuilt time and again. The town feels more Scottish than English which probably reflects the closeness of Edinburgh. We loved being able to walk around the old town walls and look down onto the harbour. Parking can be a nightmare and the town itself is always very busy.

Berwick bridge

Berwick bridge

The harbour

Berwick harbour

Here is the google map for Berwick, which we think shows the coastal beaches and bays quite neatly

 


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Old postcards and drawings allude to the nautical history of Berwick

 

berwick-from-spittal

 

berwick-sallyport

 

berwick-seamen-2

 

berwick-from-the-scots-gate

References

Wikipedia as an introduction.

Local information 

Local golf course at Goswick