The History of Leith

November 10, 2012

Berwick-upon-Tweed

Berwick-upon-Tweed is a town in the county of Northumberland and is the northernmost town in England, on the east coast at the mouth of the River Tweed. It is situated 2.5 miles (4 km) South of the Scottish border. It is roughly 56 miles East-South East of Edinburgh, 65 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne and 345 miles north of London.

Berwick-upon-Tweed had a population of 11,665 at the time of the United Kingdom Census 2001. A civil parish and town council were created in 2008.[2]

Founded as an Anglo-Saxon settlement during the time of the kingdom of Northumbria,[3] the area was for over 400 years central to historic border war between the Kingdoms of England and Scotland. The last time it changed hands was when England retook it in 1482. Berwick remains a traditional market town and also has some notable architectural features, in particular its defence ramparts and barrack buildings. for more click here

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