Berwick-upon-Tweed

A couple of weeks ago on a Saturday, N., his mum and I spent the day geocaching in Berwick-upon-Tweed. Berwick-upon-Tweed is a small town in England right by the English-Scottish border and about 40 miles from where we live.

Along the way we stopped at a view point on the coast from where we had a breathtaking view.

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And at another one just before we got to Berwick-upon-Tweed.

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Even though Berwick-upon-Tweed is such a small town which a population of only about 12,000, it is a charming place with a really interesting past. You see, the town changed ownership between England and Scotland many, many times in the past.

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After lunch (fish & chips for me) and a quick visit to the local Pandora shop, we went on a walk on the town’s rampart walls (that had geocaches along the way), taking us from the market square out to the harbour and sea back into town.

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It was quite windy right by the sea, especially as we were so exposed up on the rampart walls. Being that the previous week had been so warm, I was a little overly optimistic by not even bringing a cardigan, but I managed the day alright.

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Berwick-upon-Tweed is a fantastic place to visit and I imagine we’ll be going back sometime.

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I was also very impressed by the Royal Border Bridge, a railway viaduct that carries trains at 37 m above river level over a stretch of 659 m.

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Isn’t it just … grand?

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We made it back to East Lothian just around dinner time. What a lovely way to spend a Saturday! I hope that we will be able to do more day trips to nearby places in the future.

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5 thoughts on “Berwick-upon-Tweed

  1. It’s so beautiful. I can’t wait for our Scotland holiday to finally start!!!
    I booked the flights and since yesterday all the hotels are booked too. And I even booked a table for our one evening in Edinburgh as it is our wedding anniversary. :-)

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