Berwick sits at the mouth of the Tweed, a river that is famous for salmon fishing. The Elizabethan walls are one of the most impressive features and a walk around them (about 2 miles in total) is the best way to enjoy the town.
From the walls you can see the fine Georgian and Regency buildings, coastal views, and eventually walk down through a wooded area to the river with its bridges and famous swans.
Berwick is on the main East Coast rail line and enjoys a regular train service. Just south of the station, the train crosses the 28 semi-circular arches of the Royal Border Bridge (below), giving a spectacular view of the town and coastline. To one side of the bridge are the remains of Berwick's castle.
Although the A1 (Great North Road) now bypasses Berwick, the town still bustles with life, especially during the twice-weekly market on the main street.
A farmers' market is held in the town on the morning of the last Sunday in the month and the location for this is the Maltings — Berwick's theatre and arts centre. There is a museum and art gallery at Berwick Barracks.