Berwick-upon-Tweed is a very special place to live in or to visit.
The ancient town is located at the mouth of the River Tweed, less than 4 km south of the border between England and Scotland.
Berwick has a complex and often turbulent history as a seaport situated between two nations that were not always the friendliest of neighbours!
Centuries of Anglo-Scottish conflict are reflected in the town’s fortifications, including the internationally important series of ramparts and bastions constructed between 1558 and 1570, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I of England. Berwick is the only town in Great Britain that has retained its circuit of fortifications and it is a member of the European Walled Towns Friendship Circle.