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Berwick-upon-Tweed

From The Guardian 31st August 2019

England’s northernmost town is one of the most picturesque stops along the Edinburgh-London mainline railway route, and well worth lingering in for a long weekend. With medieval town walls, Elizabethan ramparts and a Georgian town hall, it’s a mishmash of architectural delights dating back centuries. Robert Stephenson’s Royal Border Bridge, a Grade I-listed railway viaduct, built in 1845, is the town’s true icon, and Berwick Barracks, built in the early 18th century and designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, now houses a brilliant museum that gives a thorough overview of the town’s industrial heritage. Head to “Little Beach”, north of the town’s pier and picturesque lighthouse, for a photogenic stretch of sand that leads to the Berwickshire Coastal Path; keep walking and you can cross into Scotland.

The Royal Border Bridge

Back in town, the Barrels is a quaint place to sink a pint, while the Curfew, a deservedly popular micropub, has a more interesting collection of cask ales. Some of the most atmospheric digs in town are found at The Walls B&B, a stylish townhouse hotel in the heart of the old town.
Travel from London to Berwick-upon-Tweed costs £96.65 for one adult with a 26-30 Railcard (save £49.75)*

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