Self Catering near Berwick upon Tweed.
‘Composers’ provides the perfect base for exploring the rich and varied heritage of the coast and countryside. We are situated 2 miles from the famous walled town of Berwick Upon Tweed.
Berwick upon Tweed has a long military history as battles raged as to the rightful owners and was the first town in the UK to have a Regimental Barracks.
It’s a town of contrasts featuring multiple stores and shops, exclusive local specialist business’s, national food groups and smaller restaurants, café’s and eating places catering for all tastes, styles and budgets.
The Maltings Theatre and Cinema provides a broad range of live theatre productions and the latest cinema entertainment 7 days a week.
The Elizabethan Town Walls are a must to walk. The changing backdrop of seasons along the estuary of the Tweed makes every walk a fascinating journey of discovery. The famous painter L S Lowry often visited Berwick, portraying the town in a series of pictures now preserved through the Lowry Trail.
Within easy reach of ‘Composers’ are the famous English castles of Bamburgh, Lindisfarne*, Alnwick Castle and Gardens (the home of ‘Hogwarts’), Dunstanburgh and Warkworth while over the border are similar Scottish properties at Floors (Kelso), Jedburgh and Thirlestane. (*please note Lindisfarne Castle is due to re-open May/June 2018 after renovation)
Coastal resorts at Craster, Amble and Seahouses to the south and Eyemouth, St Abbs, Coldingham, North Berwick to the north provide hours of pleasure as guests visit quaint fishing towns and villages each with their own history and heritage.
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne with its unique access across a tidal causeway offers much to every visitor. As the “Cradle of Christianity” and home of St Cuthbert, the island is a place many find hard to leave!
A visit to the estate of Ford and Etal with the intriguing Lady Waterford Hall, the narrow gauge railway and Etal Castle offers visitors an unrivalled taste of rural English border life close to the the famous Scottish Flodden Battlefield site which celebrates its 500th Anniversary this year.
Celebrated country houses at Paxton, Mellerstain, Manderston or Cragside, (the first building in the UK to have hydro electric power) provide hours of fascinating viewing while the Scottish Mining Museum south of Edinburgh is a reminder of the heritage of coal in the Borders.
Walkers and cyclists can enjoy miles of walks, paths and trails throughout the region. The coast line is part of the Northumberland AONB, providing unspoiled and beautiful locations to visit and explore. ‘Composers’ is near well-established bird-watching sites. There are many inland and coastal nature reserves in the region including the Northumberland National Park, Keilder Water.
Complete a stay at ‘Composers’ with a visit to the Capital of Scotland. Edinburgh offers everything a capital city should. It is easy to reach by car or train, and is filled with history, culture, shopping, entertainment and sightseeing, Edinburgh is a magnet for young and old alike. A day is hardly enough to take in the sights and sounds of this vibrant and imposing City.