Self Catering Accomodation Berwick Upon Tweed at Oil Mill Lane Cottage

Attractions in and around Berwick Upon Tweed

WHAT TO DO IN BERWICK UPON TWEED



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 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 recomendations and information for your stay in Berwick Upon Tweed. 

BOAT TRIPS


There are a number of options from Berwick Boat Trips which offer sailings around the River Tweed estuary and out to sea, Eyemouth Rib Trips is the choice if you are looking for something a little more high octane whilst down at Seahouses there are many options for trips across to the beautiful Farne Islands and their famous bird colonies such as Serenity Boat Trips.




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Berwick Upon Tweed Boat Trips
Berwick Upon Tweed Pier easily accessed from Oil Mill Lane Cottage

WALKING


Explore the Lowry Trail which takes you from the end of the Pier all the way across to the beach at Spittal. Also you can enjoy the recently launched Tweed & Coast Nature Trail - see details here. There are also a number of Geology walks in Berwick Upon Tweed to enjoy here.

We are also ideally placed to head off down the Northumberland Coastal Path or north along the rugged Berwickshire Coast.


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GOLF


There are a number of beautiful courses close by from Magdalene Fields in the town itself, Goswick just along the coast and stunning location of Bamburgh and Dunstanburgh courses amongst others.



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Berwick-Upon-Tweed Magdalene Fields Golf Course

PERFECT PLACE FOR YOUR NEXT VACATION


Our luxury self catering holiday cottage, located within Berwick Upon Tweed's imposing town walls, makes an ideal base for exploring Berwick 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.

BIKING


Our holiday accomodation is ideally located to enjoy the national cycle route with the Sandstone way running South from Berwick Upon Tweed. Cycles are available to rent from Wilsons Cycles in Bridge Street which is a short stroll from us.



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Sandstone Way Berwick Upon Tweed
Berwick-Upon-Tweed Holiday Accomodation

FISHING


Berwick Upon Tweed is situated at the mouth of the Tweed which is one of the most famous Salmon rivers in the country. For information visit here.
There are also the options of sea bound fishing trips from the harbours at Seahouses. St Abbs or Eyemouth.


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WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

PERFECT

LOCATION

Fully equipped, immaculately clean, very comfortable, quiet and perfect location, friendly, helpful but discrete host!

Sally

- October 2019

REALLY

ENJOYED

We really enjoyed staying in Oil Mill Lane - it was so good that the cottage was right in the centre of the town and with parking. And the owner John was very welcoming and helpfu

George

- September 2019

GRACIOUS

HOST

Great location with easy walking access to the town and very quiet. The garden was gorgeous and the cottage was extremely clean and well stocked.
John was a very gracious host.
I would recommend this place for sure.

Guest

- September 2019

CAN'T WAIT TO COME BACK

Oil Mill Lane Cottage provides a top class, wonderful home from home holiday experience where you can retreat to an oasis of calm near Berwick’s historic old walls and Pier Road with its beautiful views out to the Tweed Estuary beaches. You are also within two minutes walking distance of Berwick’s main thoroughfares with easy access to the array of cafes, restaurants and bars that the town has to offer. Location could not be better and it’s also an easy walk from the rail station if you aren’t driving.


The cottage itself is spotlessly clean, bright, cosy and extremely spacious. The living room looks out onto the beautiful walled garden which offers two sitting areas which guests can use. We sat out here often during our stay as it’s quite the sun trap.


John has thought of everything that you could possibly need on a self catering break. The kitchen is large and fully equipped with all the things that you would have in your own kitchen (and more- there is even a pestle and mortar!) John himself is the consummate host, friendly, welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. He’s also very knowledgeable about the local area. I can’t wait to come back! 


Abby

- May 2021