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. Click here for the EWT website.
The borders of England and Scotland have been tranquil since the 18th century and Berwick’s largely unspoiled townscape combines elements of English, Scottish and Continental architectural styles.
We invite you to discover what makes our town and the surrounding area so distinctive through the interactive maps and information you will find on these pages.