Our luxury self catering holiday cottage in historic Berwick-Upon-Tweed is located within the town walls and makes an ideal base for exploring all the local attractions Berwick-Upon-Tweed has to offer as well as enjoying day trips farther afield. A three-minute stroll takes you into the heart of this historic Border town, while a short drive can take you either north into the Scottish Borders or south into Northumberland and its famous Heritage Coast.
Below are some of the things my visitors like to do while they are here and they are all just a short walk from your holiday accommodation at Oil Mill Lane self catering holiday cottage:
Explore the Elizabethan Walls, you can join them 100 yards away from your holiday accommodation, that surround the Old Town and can be easily enjoyed by old and young alike.
Discover The Lowry Trail which takes you in and out of the old streets of Berwick before heading across the river to Tweedmouth and Spittal.
Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks are the first purpose built infantry barracks in England 1721 and were built to stop the militia lodging in local houses.
Walk Berwick Pier to the Lighthouse,where you might be able to watch grey seals hunting for Salmon at the River Tweed estuary and if you're very lucky watch Dolphins playing in the surf beyond.
Take a stroll in Berwick’s Coronation and Castle Vale Parks that overlook the river Tweed which was for hundreds of years the Border between England and Scotland.
Visit Berwicks unique Cromwellian Parish Church 1650, one of only two built during the Cromwell period, puritan in style, it had no stained glass, no font and still hasn't a steeple.
Berwick Boat Trips set off from the quayside which is three hundred yards from Oil Mill Lane holiday cottage and you will love these daily river and sea trips. With five different trips to choose from there's plenty to see, from the Chain Bridge trip taking you upriver passing Paxton House before reaching the world's first suspension bridge which is over 200 years old to the Sunset Trip where you will enjoy panoramic views of Berwick and wildlife, hopefully including seals and dolphins.
There is sooo much to explore within a thirty mile easy drive from Oil Mill Lane holiday cottage you can NOT do it all, guaranteed. I have had guests that have tried and failed. I usually email a list of local attraction websites to my new guests so they can check them out, see if they would like to go there and be able to plan their holiday before they get here but I also have one to save for a rainy day and it's the Town Hall ( Guild Hall ) which dominates Berwick Main street. Built 1750-61. It houses the Cell Block Museum, which is the original joal ( Old English for jail ) complete with a condemned cell, branding irons,shackles and leg irons and this was one jail that treated women as equals.
I am always happy to help with recommendations and information for your stay in Berwick-Upon-Tweed.