Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick-upon-Tweed - Accommodation - The Captain's Quarters

I have been lucky enough to live in Berwick all my life and it doesn’t surprise me in the least that it has increasingly become a popular place for people to both visit and make their home. It is an absolute gem. A world away from frantic city life, it is indeed a place of its own. Berwick is as far north as you can get before you reach Scotland. It is 60 miles south of Edinburgh and 57 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne! Legally in England, with two miles to go before we enter Scotland, Berwick for 400 years belonged to Scotland and its architecture is that of a Scottish border town with the river Tweed reaching its journey’s end here.

The Tweed is a world famous salmon river that starts as a trickle outside the Scottish town of Moffat near Tweedsmuir and, after travelling 97 miles, enters the North Sea at Berwick. One of the highlights of visiting the town is viewing the three magnificent bridges that cross the Tweed at Berwick. Or if you fancy something more active on your visit to to the town, Berwick has a rowing club which has a large membership and a sailing club on the other side of the water.

Berwick is loved most by people who enjoy being by the sea and by those who love architecture. (It has more listed buildings for a town of its size than anywhere else in England). Its nautical history is fascinating, having been the wealthiest seaport in Scotland.

Berwick has a unique history, it has changed hands between England and Scotland 13 times! Edward I was the hammer of the Scots and he massacred every man, woman and child in the town in 1296. The streets ran with blood for days. He wanted to teach the Scots a lesson that they could not have Berwick. Elizabeth I during her reign spent £22,000 building walls around the old town and four amazing gateways into it. The walls completely encircle the town and are considered some of the best of this type of architecture in Europe. They are very similar to the walls of Lucca in Italy. Indeed an Italian architect was employed to design the walls at Berwick.

Our boutique guesthouse is within the Elizabethan walls and just a stone’s throw from the oldest of Berwick’s three bridges. The guesthouse is a Grade II listed building with stunning original features such as inglenook fireplaces, stained glass, Georgian cupboards and staircases.

If you have ever stayed in a National Trust house or a Landmark Trust house you will appreciate the joy of staying in a heritage building such as our guesthouse.

Town Profile:

  • Berwick has a population of 15,000.
  • It has a railway station, which is on the East Coast Main Line.
  • It has four art galleries
  • A golf course
  • A Marks and Spencer
  • A micro bar
  • A chocolate shop
  • An ice cream parlour
  • 20 restaurants
  • A youth hostel
  • A theatre
  • Tesco, Asda and Morrisons
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland
  • The Bank of Scotland
  • Barclays Bank
  • Lloyds Bank
  • Boots
  • Homebase
  • Curries
  • A flower shop or two
  • Five fish and chip shops
  • A leisure centre
  • A bike shop
  • It is a dog friendly town
  • Berwick is the closest town to holy island (Lindisfarne), which is only nine miles away.

Berwick-upon-Tweed - Accommodation - The Captain's Quarters

I have been lucky enough to live in Berwick all my life and it doesn’t surprise me in the least that it has increasingly become a popular place for people to both visit and make their home. It is an absolute gem. A world away from frantic city life, it is indeed a place of its own. Berwick is as far north as you can get before you reach Scotland. It is 60 miles south of Edinburgh and 57 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne! Legally in England, with two miles to go before we enter Scotland, Berwick for 400 years belonged to Scotland and its architecture is that of a Scottish border town with the river Tweed reaching its journey’s end here.

The Tweed is a world famous salmon river that starts as a trickle outside the Scottish town of Moffat near Tweedsmuir and, after travelling 97 miles, enters the North Sea at Berwick. One of the highlights of visiting the town is viewing the three magnificent bridges that cross the Tweed at Berwick. Or if you fancy something more active on your visit to to the town, Berwick has a rowing club which has a large membership and a sailing club on the other side of the water.

Berwick is loved most by people who enjoy being by the sea and by those who love architecture. (It has more listed buildings for a town of its size than anywhere else in England). Its nautical history is fascinating, having been the wealthiest seaport in Scotland.

Berwick has a unique history, it has changed hands between England and Scotland 13 times! Edward I was the hammer of the Scots and he massacred every man, woman and child in the town in 1296. The streets ran with blood for days. He wanted to teach the Scots a lesson that they could not have Berwick. Elizabeth I during her reign spent £22,000 building walls around the old town and four amazing gateways into it. The walls completely encircle the town and are considered some of the best of this type of architecture in Europe. They are very similar to the walls of Lucca in Italy. Indeed an Italian architect was employed to design the walls at Berwick.

Our boutique guesthouse is within the Elizabethan walls and just a stone’s throw from the oldest of Berwick’s three bridges. The guesthouse is a Grade II listed building with stunning original features such as inglenook fireplaces, stained glass, Georgian cupboards and staircases.

If you have ever stayed in a National Trust house or a Landmark Trust house you will appreciate the joy of staying in a heritage building such as our guesthouse.

Town Profile:

  • Berwick has a population of 15,000.
  • It has a railway station, which is on the East Coast Main Line.
  • It has four art galleries
  • A golf course
  • A Marks and Spencer
  • A micro bar
  • A chocolate shop
  • An ice cream parlour
  • 20 restaurants
  • A youth hostel
  • A theatre
  • Tesco, Asda and Morrisons
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland
  • The Bank of Scotland
  • Barclays Bank
  • Lloyds Bank
  • Boots
  • Homebase
  • Curries
  • A flower shop or two
  • Five fish and chip shops
  • A leisure centre
  • A bike shop
  • It is a dog friendly town
  • Berwick is the closest town to holy island (Lindisfarne), which is only nine miles away.

Get in touch to book your stay at The Captain's Quarters.

Tel: 01289 763 209

Email: info@sallyport.co.uk

The Captain's Quarters

House: 01289 763 209 | Mobile: 07591 598 574 | Email: info@sallyport.co.uk

Address: 1 Sallyport, Off Bridge Street, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1EZ