Things to do near Berwick

Norham – a beautiful village in the Cheviots

This tranquil village sits just on the south bank of the River Tweed and is packed with history. The town of Berwick has been the archetypal border town, with centuries of history, battles, and border disputes.

Norham reflects this history perfectly, and houses a Norman church, and a partially ruined castle, along with many other scenic buildings and stunning views. If you are looking for things to do near Berwick, read on here and find out all about our beautiful village.

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Norham Castle


Norham Castle

If you are considering what things to do near Berwick, visiting Norham Castle has to be one of the first things in any list. Constructed by Ranulf Flambard, Bishop of Durham in 1121, holds historical significance as notable figures like King John and William the Lion stayed there.

The castle remained active until the 16th century, witnessing multiple sieges and battles over its nearly 500-year history.




Royal Border Bridge

The Royal Border Bridge is an iconic Grade I listed railway viaduct connecting Berwick-upon-Tweed and Tweedmouth. Built between 1847 and 1850, the bridge's elegant design by Robert Stephenson is a testament to engineering prowess.

It was inaugurated by Queen Victoria and stands as a landmark over the River Tweed.


Royal Border Bridge




Duddo Five Stones


Duddo Five Stones

Duddo Five Stones is a prehistoric stone circle located north of Duddo in North Northumberland, near the Scottish Border. Originally called the Four Stones until 1903, when a fifth stone was added to enhance the skyline.

These stones, placed around 4000 years ago during the early Bronze Age, hold cultural and archaeological significance in the region.





Frequently asked questions

What are some things to do near Berwick?

As well as the nearby castle and monuments, Lindisfarne is just a short drive away, and makes for a great day out. The Monastery at Holy Island, and Lindisfarne Castle, as well as the Causeway itself are spectacular attractions in their own right.

We also recommend exploring Bamburgh Castle, perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Northumberland coast. Explore its impressive architecture, history, and beautiful surroundings.

How far is Norham Castle from the hotel?

It is just a quart of a mile from the hotel, and easily accessible by a ten minute walk.

Are there any walking or cycling trails nearby?

Yes, there are many great cycling routes and footpaths nearby to take in the superb scenery of the Cheviot Hills.

Do you provide information about local events and festivals?

Yes, there is a library of leaflets and posters about upcoming events in the vicinity of North Northumberland, giving you the opportunity to enjoy this quirky, independent, yet friendly area.




 Lindisfarne Castle near Berwick