Located just 3 miles from the Scottish border, Berwick Upon Tweed once was surrounded by great Elizabethan walls that were built to keep out the Scots who were intent on invading the town. Nowadays you can walk the route and marvel at the views across the River Tweed and one of the finest bridges in the world, the Royal Border Bridge.
This coastal town has four sandy beaches and plenty of riverside walks making this are an ideal location for cyclists, walkers and families looking to escape to the seaside. There’s plenty to do for everyone with the town having annual Film, Book, Music, Food and Beer Festivals, museums to visit and parks.
If you choose to stay or visit Beal then you can’t afford not to take the trip to the tidal island of Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island. This tiny hamlet is just five miles south of Berwick Upon Tweed and only one mile from the tidal causeway where you have access to the gateway of Lindisfarne. The beaches at Beal are home to an abundance of seals and seabirds making this a top attraction for birdwatchers. Walkers, hikers and cyclists will enjoy the area due to its location on the Northumbrian coast and stunning scenery.