Although there has been a town hall on the site since the early-16th Century, the current Town Hall in Berwick-upon-Tweed dates back to 1750. Visitors can take a guided tour, exploring the 'drunks' cell and spotting 18th-century graffiti. But there's more to this Northumberland town than just its town hall, and choosing accommodation in the heart of the town means you can make the most of all Berwick-upon-Tweed has to offer. From B&Bs to guesthouses and independent hotels, you'll find plenty of family-friendly options to suit all budgets here.
Historic Hotels in Berwick-Upon-Tweed
Berwick-upon-Tweed has a rich history, and the best place to begin exploring it is with a walk around the town walls. Erected to protect the town from Scottish invasion, you can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding area. Most hotels in the town centre are within easy walking distance of the walls, the Town Hall and other attractions, with many offering free self-parking, free WiFi and assistance booking tickets and tours. You'll find accommodation here is packed with character, with many B&Bs housed in buildings that are hundreds of years old, yet packed with modern amenities to ensure you enjoy a relaxing break in Northumberland.
Shop Til You Drop in Berwick-Upon-Tweed
After a tour of the Town Hall, don't miss the unique experience of shopping at The Buttermarket. Home to a variety of market traders, you can buy everything from natural skincare products to handmade jewellery, second-hand books and photographic prints here. The town's farmers markets are also a must - here you can pick up organic produce such as locally-reared lamb, Craster Kippers (said to be the Queen's favourite) and Northumbrian cheeses. At the end of a busy day, you'll find that some guesthouses in the town have their own bar and restaurant, the ideal place to enjoy good food in relaxed surroundings.
Homely Accommodation for Couples and Families
The popularity of Berwick-upon-Tweed as a tourist town is reflected in the range of high-quality accommodation on offer, and there really is something to suit all tastes and budgets. Even the tiniest B&Bs with just a few bedrooms offer excellent amenities such as free WiFi and a complimentary breakfast, ensuring you can make the most of your stay.