Borders and Beyond.

Berwick-Upon-Tweed Travel Blog

 › entry 1 of 1 › view all entries
Berwick ramparts

I arrived at Berwick on Tweed rail station England for the start of my short break in the Borders. The borders in question are between England and Scotland. Scotland is only two miles from Berwick. I settled in at the Castle Hotel,then explored the rampart walls of Berwick,these encircle the town and are mainly Elizabethen. The walk round is about a mile. Good views of the North Sea and mouth of the river Tweed,with its three bridges {two road and one rail }. There plenty of seats on the walk round the wall and information notices at places of interest.    The town was a favourite of L.S.Lowery,the famous painter,in fact it is said he stayed at the Castle Hotel on his many visits to Berwick. There is a walk round town called Lowery trail showing the places he painted,---In Berwick the locals are very frendly and speak a local dialect, which seems to be a cross between Scottish and Newcastle Geordie.

St Abbs.
---Next day, tuesday i took a bus to Dunbar in Scotland,this a pleasant place with two old harbours and a sandy beach. John Muir the authur was born in Dunbar,he spent most of his life in America., there is a statue of him has a young man in the high street. Dunbar.----On my way back to Berwick i broke my journey at Eyemouth still in Scotland,this is a nice place with a harbour and museum.---The border between Scotland and England is an open free border marked by the countries national flags. In history the town of Berwick changed hands 14 times ending up in England.---On the wednesday went by bus to Coldstream just over the border in Scotland.
Bamburgh castle.
  The famous Coldstream Guards were formed here. This trip was inland and Coldstream is on the banks of the river Tweed, i found the town just ordinary but glad i visited.---On the Thursday my public bus trip was to St.Abbs in Scotland, a pretty village on the North Sea coast,with a harbour.  The coastal path from Berwick to Dunbar passes through St.Abbs,great for walkers. I found the coast here very colourful with the rocks being pink,green and yellow  and the sea deep blue and pale blue sky, lovely in the sunshine. ---Returning to Berwick had time to take a quick trip to Bamburgh on the English coast. Bamburgh as a huge castle built on a volcanic rock.---My break had been in October and was blessed by blue skies,sunshine, and dry weather,which made the lovely scenary even better---This is an area i think that  most  people speed through by car or train to Edinburgh.. They are missing a lot.-------A note for English seniors is that the English free bus pass is not valid in Scotland, BUT it is to Coldstream and as far has Eyemouth,then you pay the fare.

Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Berwick ramparts
Berwick ramparts
St Abbs.
St Abbs.
Bamburgh castle.
Bamburgh castle.
Marygate Berwick
Marygate Berwick
Dunbar victoria harbour
Dunbar victoria harbour
Museum at Eyemouth
Museum at Eyemouth
St Abbs
St Abbs
On the rampart wall walk Berwick
On the rampart wall walk Berwick
John Muir statue Dunbar.
John Muir statue Dunbar.
Eyemouth. I think the end look lik…
Eyemouth. I think the end look li…
Local bus.
Local bus.
Coastal path at St Abbs
Coastal path at St Abbs
Sponsored Links
Berwick-Upon-Tweed
photo by: Dr_Seuss