Berwick upon Tweed History Society

Historical Berwick

Below you will find further information about the historical areas of Berwick upon Tweed and the surrounding area and references to work already carried out by other individuals, groups and organisations.

The History Society is not trying to recreate the excellent work already undertaken but the aim is to share this information under one area with people that the Society has had involvement with.

Please bear with us whilst this website is being developed. Thank you for your patience.

Derek Sharman provides guided walks around the town and he can be contacted at Explore-Northumberland. He has also produced an excellent Berwick Town Map detailing a summary of all the historical sites and a series of Local Self-guided Walking Trails

The Cittaslow Berwick upon Tweed map again provides a good summary of the historical buildings and features you encounter on a walk around Berwick. From the home page go to -> Take a look at our website -> then click on the Map and Town tour

A walk around the town leaflet has also been produced by the Civic Society and is available from many outlets including the Tourist Information Centre.

Here are some other sites providing details of walks in Berwick. No responsibility or liability is accepted for the content from these website, they provide some useful information and glorious pictures of Berwick. this site provides historical background and images on Berwick Shipyards


Some of the historical sites below can be seen around Berwick (with further photos to be uploaded in due course)

Berwick Castle

Railway Station

Royal Border Bridge

Bell Tower

Lord's Mount

Berwick Infirmary

Town Gates

Elizabethan Ramparts

Cumberland Bastion

The Barracks

Wallace Green (Council Offices and Record Office)

St Andrews Church

Holy Trinity Church

Brass Bastion

Windmill Bastion

The Magazine

Lions House

King's Mount

The Pier & Lighthouse

Ravensdowne Ice Houses

The Charity School

The Governor's House and  Palace Green

The Russian Gun

Coxons Tower

Wellington Terrace

Main Guard

Quay Walls
Shoregate and Quayside

Dewar's Lane Granary

Kings Arms Hotel

Town Hall and Butter Market

The Maltings

Police Station

Royal Tweed Bridge

Bankhill Ice House

Meg's Mount

The Old Bridge

Tweed Dock

Lifeboat House

Heritage Open Days provide information on the history of the following areas

Cumberland Bastion (The Walls), Customs House (Quay Walls), The Ice House (Shoregate),,The Magazine (The Walls), Main Guard (Palace Street), The Maltings (Eastern Lane), The Masonic Hall (The Parade), Parish Church (The Parade), Berwick Pier and Lighthouse, Wine Vaults (Silver Street), The Old Gaol (Borough Council Offices and Records Office, Wallace Green)

Header image taken from Meg's Mount giving a stunning panorama view of Berwick and the surrounding area. Copyright with Colin Anderson
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