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.
And at another one just before we got to Berwick-upon-Tweed.
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.
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.
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.
Berwick-upon-Tweed is a fantastic place to visit and I imagine we’ll be going back sometime.
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.
Isn’t it just … grand?
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.