Berwick Upon Tweed lifeboat station (Northumberland)
170-year history – Berwick-upon-Tweed lifeboat station operates both all weather and inshore lifeboats.
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- 3rd September 2020-6th September 2020The Lindisfarne Festival marks the end of the summer and is a music and creative arts festival on the beautiful Northumberland coastline overlooking the Holy Isle in this beautiful Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). You should get a choice of some 200+ acts over 10 stages.
- Berwick Bridge is a grade I listed 17th century stone bridge which spans the River Tweed at Berwick upon Tweed in Northumberland. Also known as Old Bridge, four previous bridges have stood on the same site with the oldest dating back to 1199. The bridge is 355 metres long by 5 metres wide, with 15 arches. Today, the bridge is one-way from east to west. The main road traffic either crosses the river at the concrete Royal Tweed Bridge or uses the Berwick bypass.
- Berwick upon Tweed’s Town Hall is located in the centre of the Northumberland town. Built in the mid 18th century, it was once the hub of municipal life for Berwick upon Tweed. The town hall has a public function room which was once a courtroom, as well as a gaol on the second floor. Today, the town hall is still used for Town Council meetings and also houses a small art collection displayed around the building.
- Berwick Barracks, among the first in England to be purpose-built. Today the Barracks hosts a number of attractions, including ‘By Beat of Drum’ – an exhibition on the life of the British infantryman. While there, visit the King’s Own Scottish Borderers Museum, the Berwick Gymnasium Art Gallery and the Berwick Borough Museum.
- Cheswick Sands is one of the biggest beaches in Northumberland, a large area of flat sand with black rocks and dunes. This is a vast beach that stretches as far as the eye can see and merges in with Cocklawburn beach in the north. Excellent beach for walking. On a clear day to the north end of the beach you can see past Berwick to the Border, while to the south Holy Island with it’s castle is in full view. Few beaches offer such excellent unspoilt views as this. Parking available.
- Paxton House is an 18th century country house in Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland. Described as one of the finest examples of neo-Palladian architecture in Scotland, Paxton House was built between 1758 and 1763 by John Adam for Patrick Home. Paxton houses one of the foremost collections of Chippendale furniture as well as other valuable antiques and paintings. Visitors today can tour the house in all its splendour. The gardens are also well worth a visit, as the onsite gift shop and restaurant. Open from March to November.
- Holy Island has a selection of sand beaches and dunes. Also known by its Celtic name as Lindisfarne, Holy Island is accessible only at low tide, twice daily, by a three mile long causeway. The island is one of the top locations for bird watching in North East England. The sand dunes and saltmarsh are a National Nature Reserve, and an important winter home to thousands of seabirds, particularly waders.
- Heugh Hill Lighthouse along with Guile Point Lighthouse gives a lead for vessels entering Holy Island Harbour. Trinity House assumed responsibility for marking the approach to the harbour on 1 November 1995. Heugh Hill Lighthouse is a framework tower surmounted by a red triangular daymark.
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