Tag: Berwick upon Tweed
If you are a fan of long distance walks, the Ravenber Way will excite you. The 120-mile trek runs across the North of England between Cumbria and Northumberland. A new book, Coast to Coast on the Ravenber Way, details the route, and author Ron Scholes shares with us a section of the walk.
The historic town of Berwick upon Tweed has been selected by the Royal Geographical Society as one of the most interesting to explore. A walk through Berwick has been unveiled on Discovering Britain, which aims to explore the stories behind the UK’s built and natural landscapes.
Walking guide and writer Patrick Norris has been keen to explore the east coast path along the English-Scottish border for some time. He took some time out recently to enjoy this walk. In this article he describes the dramatic beaches, high cliffs and fantastic views he enjoyed as he trekked from Berwick to Eyemouth a few days ago.
Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership and Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast European Marine Site Joint Annual Forum Oct. 18
A Joint Annual Forum of the Northumberland Coast AONB Partnership and the Berwickshire and North Northumberland Coast European Marine Site on Oct. 18 will allow attendees to review past work and future challenges for the AONB Partnership and learn about Grey Seals at the Farne Islands, among other things.
North East England and Scottish Borders fans of action/horror/adventure films are in for a treat later in September when UK film director and producer Paul W.S. Anderson hosts the UK premiere of the most recent episode in the Resident Evil Series, Resident Evil: Retribution at Berwick upon Tweed, Northumberland.
Northumberland offers great holiday opportunities. This feature explores some of the highlights of Northumberland, including the Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Northumberland culture, and some of its market towns, including Berwick upon Tweed.
Melanie Iredale, Director of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, shares her love of the border town in which she works, as well as her passion for Northumberland, the North East, and the coastline all the way to Edinburgh. Read too highlights of this year’s Berwick Film Festival, set for Sept. 19 to 23.
The route of the Olympic Torch across the North East and the Borders between June 14-17 has been announced. From Edinburgh it will travel to Peebles, Innerleithen, Selkirk, Galashiels, Duns, Chirnside and Foulden. It will come to England at Berwick upon Tweed. The journey will then see the torch heading to Bamburgh and then inland to Alnwick. Here the torch will rest for the night and the next day it will go to Warkworth, Amble, Ashington, Newbiggin-by-the-Sea, Choppington, Morpeth and Blyth. Crossing into Tyne and Wear, it will go through Whitley Bay in North Tyneside, Cullercoats, Tynemouth, North Shields and Wallsend before crossing the boundary into Newcastle.
Two Northumberland pubs have won awards. The Ship Inn at Low Newton and The Barrels in Berwick have been given high-level awards for the first time. They have received the Campaign for Real Ale’s North Northumberland Pub of the Year title jointly.
England’s most northerly town of is trying for World Heritage status. Berwick-upon-Tweed’s Cittaslow, twhich is the town’s organisation set up to improve quality of life for residents, said they believe the status is deserved because of the town’s medieval walls and its interesting history.
Paxton House is joining up with Northumberland County Council to give 10% off entrance tickets which are purchased bought at a Tourist Information Centre in the county. Paxton House is on the north side of the River Tweed in the Scottish Borders.
A railway poster of Berwick-upon-Tweed’s Royal Border Bridge is by Terence Cuneo fetched £1000 at a Christie’s auction on Friday. The poster was expected to sell for £900 but went for £1000. Terence Cuneo is one of England’s most famous painters and illustrators.
Six tourist information points designed as monoliths will soon be part of the town centre landscape in Berwick upon Tweed. The monoliths will illustrate how to get to the town’s tourist attractions and will be placed in Spittal, Tweedmouth, Berwick railway station, Castle-gate car park, Parade, and Marygate.
Colin Firth will play a real life victim of torture from world war two in an new film which is a second world war drama. The oscar-winning actor will portray real-life torture victim Eric Lomax in the upcoming drama The Railway Man. Eric is 92 and lives in Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, with his wife Patti.
The Berwick upon Tweed Film & Media Arts Festival 2011 has received submissions from around the globe.
Half of the films have come from outside the UK, including a good proportion from the USA and Germany, more from East Asia than ever before. They will be screened over a three-day period, Sept. 23 – 25.