Wednesday, 26 November 2014


Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland is the northernmost town in England. For around 400 years it was critical in the historic border wars between Scotland and England, though it has now been continuously English since 1492. We had hoped to visit the Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks, but thanks to our sat nav wrongly informing us that we were only a quarter of a mile away from them (it was more like a mile!), we missed the last entrance time by the time we walked there.

We still enjoyed a lovely walk along the town walls in the cold autumn evening. It was incredibly peaceful and was a perfect vantage point from which to enjoy the town.

Dotted around were information boards with paintings by the well-known English painter L.S. Lowry. Lowry was very fond of Berwick and frequently holidayed there. He painted many pictures of the town and these are celebrated in the Lowry trail, which puts copies of Lowry's paintings in front of the scenes they depict. I loved it and it was an interesting experience for the Podlings.

We warmed up from our lovely walk back in the car with hot chocolate, cake and biscuits before heading back to the caravan. A quiet, but very pleasant afternoon.

Walking along the town walls

Part of the Lowry trail

Royal Tweed Bridge

Royal Border Bridge

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