HAVING READ THE OPINION OF BERWICK I CANT BELIVE THAT THIS PERSON THINKS BERWICK IS NOT A GREAT PLACE FOR TOURISTS. I LIVE IN BERWICK AND YES IT IS QUITE BORING FOR US LOCALS(MOST OF THE TIME!) BUT FOR TOURISTS ITS A GREAT PLACE ,WHICH QUICKLY BECOMES APPARENT IN THE SUMMER MONTHS WHEN WE CANT GET MOVED DOWN OUR HIGHSTREET.YES WE ARE STEEPED IN HISTORY WHICH MOST OF US ARE PROUD OF BUT THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO BERWICK.WE HAVE BEAUTIFUL WALKS AROUND THE WALLS,ALONG THE PIER,ALONG THE RIVERSIDE,THERE IS A BRAND NEW PROM AT SPITTAL AND WE HAVE LOVELY BEACHES.OKAY MAYBE WE NEED MORE PUBS(FOR US YOUNG ONES) AND A NEW NIGHTCLUB AND WE DEFINITELY NEED MORE TOILETS(ONE OF OUR DOWNSIDES) BUT APART FROM THAT I WOULD SAY THAT BERWICK IS A PLACE I WOULD LOVE TO VISIT ON HOLIDAY US LOCALS DONT APPRECIATE OUR TOWN BECAUSE WE LIVE HERE BUT IT MUST HAVE SOMETHING BECAUSE ALOT OF OUR VISITORS COME BACK YEAR AFTER YEAR.PS:WE CANT BE THAT ANCIENT WE HAVE A MCDONALDS BUT DOESNT EVER RESPECTABLE TOWN!
Berwick is a very pleasant town, with a tremendous amount of history surrounding it, but not a town with a great interest for the average tourist. If you are interested in the anglo-celtic history of the area, in particular how the town changed hands between the Scots and the English (13 times between 1296 and 1482), then the town has plenty of places to visit. These include the old castle, the town walls, and in particular the Berwick Barracks, which give an insight into the military history of the area. There are also a number of other historic buildings and monuments to see and visit, of which one of the most striking is the railway viaduct over the River Tweed with 28 arches. The main road in the centre of Berwick is Marygate and along this road there is a good selection of shops with many national retailers as well as small independent traders. If you interested in history, or if you just want a stroll around a compact shopping area, then this a good town to visit. If you are looking for a lot more then keep on looking, this will probably not be the town for you.