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  • Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Bamburgh Castle
    Bamburgh Castle
  • Puffins at The Farne Islands
    Puffins at The Farne Islands
  • Alnwick Castle
    Alnwick Castle
  • Port of Berwick Pontoon (under reconstruction)
    Port of Berwick Pontoon (under reconstruction)

Welcome to Berwick-upon-Tweed, a beautiful town in the “Secret Kingdom” of North Northumberland and only two miles from the border with Scotland.

A town unique in its mix of English and Scottish culture and layered with a turbulent history of battles and wars between the two nations. Now, however, a wonderful town and area filled with things to do and see, both old and new.

Our port sits almost in the town centre and the walk from our brand new landing pontoon to the centre of town is less than five minutes. Take in the Elizabethan walls and the galleries and boutiques of the lower part of town. Or take an excursion to one of many wonderful places in the area, such as Alnwick Castle with its Harry Potter themed events, or the Farne Islands with seal and puffin colonies. See Lindisfarne Priory, the cradle of Christianity in the UK. Visit Alnwick Garden, twelve acres of magnificent gardens including the world’s largest Treehouse restaurant and a “Poison Garden”.

Visit Floors Castle, the largest inhabited castle in Scotland which also boasts nature trails through its wonderful gardens, or Manderston House, an Edwardian stately home used in many television series, with its famous silver staircase and magnificent lake and gardens. Visit Chain Bridge Honey Farm and watch the busy hives close up, or visit the Union Chain Bridge itself only 100 metres away, the oldest suspension bridge in the world still carrying traffic.

All of this and much more is within half an hour’s travel of the landing pontoon at the Port of Berwick.

Top Five Facts about Berwick-upon-Tweed

  • Berwick is THE Border Town as it has changed hands between England and Scotland thirteen times.
  • Named as one of the most historic towns in the UK
  • Only a 40 minute train journey from Edinburgh or Newcastle
  • A true mixture of English and Scottish Cultures like no other town
  • North Northumberland, the “Secret Kingdom” – an area of outstanding natural beauty
  • Contacts & Further Info

    Paul Ruddick, Port Manager


    (0)1289 307404
    (0)7725 860030


    Harbour Master’s Office
    Tweed Dock
    TD15 2AB