Berwick Upon Tweed - from turbulent history to peaceful present
Sitting at the northernmost tip of Northumberland, and 3 miles from the Scottish border, the coastal town of Berwick Upon Tweed was captured 13 times before finally falling into England's hands in 1482, with Elizabethan walls built to prevent Scots invading. These days, it makes for an ideal getaway, with four sandy beaches and riverside walks, making it perfect for cyclists or runners.
Paxton House brings the past to life
4 miles southwest of Berwick Upon Tweed lies the stunning Paxton House, which was built in the mid-18th-century for Patrick Home in an elaborate attempt to impress a Prussian heiress. Home failed, but his loss is our gain, as the building makes for a fun day out for the family. Whether you want to witness the exhibitions, let your kids run riot at the adventure playground, or you're looking for a perfect wedding venue, Paxton House has it all.
Experience the lives of fisher families at Eyemouth Museum
Under 10 miles away from Berwick Upon Tweed and located in the centre of Eyemouth, this museum documents the town's strong fishing heritage through exhibitions and the fasincating stories of local residents. The museum also features special events and a gift shop.
Planning a trip to Berwick Upon Tweed? Travelodge Berwick upon Tweed Hotel is the ideal location.