|Minimum Stay||1 - 3 nights|
Apartment, in the historic Elizabethan walled Town of Berwick upon Tweed, famous for the River Tweed Salmon & Trout fishing, and Royal Border Bridge, also close are the Famous Holy Island/ Farne Islands, lots of Northumbria Coast along with Bamburgh & Alnwick Castles.the Railway Station a few mins walk gives easy access to major city's in Scotland or London to the south. Edinburgh or Newcastle is 45 mins train journey. A car is not essential, we can arrange car hire or taxis if requested, the Apartment is fully equipped with hob, oven, dishwasher Washing machine, toaster, microwave, fridge/freezer, hair dryer, bath towels, and a welcome pack with essentials,
My husband and I are true Borderers our family stems back more than four generations of us have lived in this Town. we are very proud of our SCOTTISH/ENGLISH roots. being born in this town leads to many an Argument with the family as to wonder if they are Scottish or English. it is a subject many Berwickers hold dear to them. we grew up in this Town and raised our Children here,
THIS PROPERTY., IS surrounded by the Famous ELIZABETHAN WALLS , on a clear day on the area known as Megs Mount, off the SCOTSGATE, you can get a clear view of the town with its distinctive pantile roofs, along with a View of HOLY ISLAND and BAMBURGH CASTLE. Bamburgh being some 20 miles away.
VISIT THE RIVERSIDE.take a short stroll to the riverside. looking up from the QUAYSIDE you can get an impresive view of our three ionic BRIDGES
THE OLD BRIDGE also known as Berwick bridge dates from 611. it was built by JAMES 1 ( VI of Scotland,) it is said that he was not to impressed with the Bridge when on his way to collect his crown in 1603.
THE ROYAL TWEED BRIDGE, a more recent bridge built in 1928 it carries the old AI through road, and just maybe we can claim a little bit of this bridges glory as it was built by the HOLLOWAY bros company, and a plaque is placed on the bridge to commemorate the work done. my husband is still to get around to finding out if any of his ancestors were involved with the build.
THE ROYAL BORDER BRIDGE, a stunning 19TH CENTUARY viaduct bridge designed by Robert Stephenson and opened by Queen Victoria in 1850, creating an important link between London and Edinburgh,
In the evenings a Spectacular light display can be seen on the Viaduct Arches of this bridge,
ON YOUR VISIT TO THE RIVERSIDE, you will no doubt see the swans on the river, Berwick is home to the second largest mute swan colony in BRITIAN, it is a " moulting herd " meaning numbers can fluctuate throughout the year from around 200 permanent residents up to eight hundred at peak time,
A RIVER TRIP UP THE TWEED, from the quayside during summer months boat trips are available on the Tweed.
The apartment is situated in a lovey part of the Town close to many Walks along the Beach, riverside or. Golf Course.
UNIQUE BUILDINGS, dominating Marygate is the spired TOWN HALL, built by the guild in the 1750s, A guided tour will take you around the Guild Hall and the old Gaol Cells, The Curfew Bell rings every night at 8pm.
BERWICK was once a Garrison town home of the famous Kings Own Scottish Border Regiment. although it ended in the 1960s the Curfew bell is a reminder of this.
THE BARRACKS, they now house the BOROUGH MUSEUM and Art gallery, they are two minutes walk from the Apartment so lots to do close by.
DEWERS LANE GRANERY, immortalised by the artist L.S.LOWRY, has more " Lean " than the Leaning tower of Pisa. it was refurbished in 2010 and is now run by the YHA housing a café , gallery and a five star youth hostel accommodation.
BERWICK UPON TWEED has a number of Churches dating back to the 1600s, well worth a look at the architecture if not interested in religion, at the area know as the PARADE in the town the HOLY TRINITY CHURCH, ( 1652) is a typical Puritan in the fact that it has no Steeple, tower or Church Bell.
VISIT THE MAIN GAURD, to find out more about life in Berwick throughout the ages, this building dates from the 18th century and was moved from Marygate to Palace Green in 1815.
THINKS TO DO IN THE TOWN. Berwick has a number of independent shops and Restaurants, although Marygate is considered the High Street of Berwick this wasn't always the case as much commercial trade took place near the riverside.
it is worth strolling along Bridge Street, Hide Hill, Bank Hill, Castlegate, 7 west Street for some lovely quirky shops.
LOOK for the Berwick coat of arms.
FOLLOW the Lowry Trail.
VISIT the seaside.
Walk around the Castlevale park.
THE MOST PLEASANT MUST DO. the walk around the Elizabethan Walls, this walk can be easily done in less than an hour, they are just over a mile long, you can join the WALLS at many different points in the TOWN, also there guided tours free of charge.
was booked through the Staynorthumbria, website,
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We stayed in this beautiful apartment for one week in July, Lovely place, spotless and with all mod cons,
Perfect location to enjoy Berwick( thoroughly recommend the guilded walk via the tourist information centre,
Owners were really welcoming & informative.
Would definitely stay there again and absolutely recommend! This is five star rating
The property is exactly as described in the listing. It is tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. It's town centre location is good as within two minutes you are on the main high street in Berwick. It can be a little noisy if you're not used to pedestrians walking past your front window, however it didn't bother us too much, and would certainly not prevent us from staying here in the future. There are lots of things to see and do in the area. We visited Holy Island , Banburgh Castle, Alnwick and a working Flour Mill at Heatherslaw, all within easy reach by car. Brenda the owner was very obliging and helpful with regard to our needs as customers and I would certainly recommend this property to a friend or relative.
Look carefully at the pictures, but you won’t see one of the exterior of the apartment as it sits on a road opposite a boarded up supermarket earmarked for demolition. Had I known this we wouldn’t have booked the place. When we asked Brenda about this her response was “well it’s not my fault, there are seagulls nesting on the site, it's protected and anyway the address is on the website” – it isn’t.
Note also that parking is the free carpark approx. 200metres away. I would think getting a space during the day would be difficult. There was supposed to be a token for off street parking, but I didn’t find it /use it as I found space each evening.
Our nights were interrupted by the people walking around in the upstairs flat in the early hours of the morning after their dog had woken up – not the best sound insulation. When we told Brenda about this her response was “well it’s not my fault, they shouldn’t have a dog”
There was only one toilet roll. Brenda said we only get one as we are self catering. Considering the amount that we were paying per night, we both thought this was a very stingy attitude. The justification being that had we gone to a Travelodge we wouldn’t even get a kettle!
Instead of the “not my fault, not my problem” type of response, a tone of reconciliation would have been appreciated. Brenda later said she was sorry about our disappointment, but that is as far as it went.
The negatives aside, the accommodation was immaculate, comfortable and well equipped. Would we stay here again? No.
Arriving late on a Saturday afternoon, our first impressions of Berwick were somewhat desperate: derelict, empty and closed shops. But first impressions are deceptive – walk around Berwick for a few minutes and you discover beautiful old buildings, some great restaurants and bars (recommended – dinner at “Audela” and beer at “The Curfew” micropub) and friendly and welcoming people. The apartment itself was clean and comfortably equipped. Berwick also makes a good centre for visiting Northumberland and the Borders – we had a lovely week.
My husband & I stayed here during the Easter holidays, I booked on line as liked the look,
We were treated so well by the owners, they helped organise sightseeing and gave us so much local information, would have taken us days to have done it all ourselves, a fantastic location too.
Comfortable, clean, well equipped apartment. I arrived to a welcome basket of fruit and goodies, lovely touch!
Also ideally located in the centre of town with free car parking only a few yards away.
I will definitely use this apartment again and thoroughly recommend to others.
Lovely apartment, very well equipped, spotless, comfortable and very welcoming.
It is also ideally situated in the centre of town with free car parking only a few yards away
Walk around the Elizabethan Ramparts known by locals as "The Walls" which take are the most intact defensive Walls in BRITAIN!
The Walls are just over a mile long and can be walked easily in less than an hour. guided tours are available most days, there are lots of interesting features in the Town of BERWICK UPON TWEED, such as THE Scotsgate Arch & "MEGS MOUNT where a great view of the town can be seen, with the distinctive pantile roofs of the town, and on a clear day Holy Island can be seen along with Bamburgh Castle. Bamburgh Castle being over 20 miles to the south.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
Dec 10 2016 - Jan 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
|Fees||No additional mandatory fees|
|Refundable damage deposit||$63|
Changes to Rates are made only if special needs are required.
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