Local Transport

Perryman’s Buses Perryman’s buses are our local bus service.  Buses run services across Northumberland and The Scottish Borders. www.perrymansbuses.co.uk
Berwick Train Station Berwick upon Tweed Train Station is only a 5 minute walk from Mirandas Town House. www.nationalrail.co.uk
Edinburgh Airport Edinburgh airport is 60 miles North. www.edinburghairport.com
Newcastle Airport Newcastle Airport is 55 miles South. www.newcastleairport.com
Woody’s Taxi Local Taxi 07591933233
Swift Cabs Local Taxi 01289 330764
1st Cab Local Taxi 07922996533


Local Attractions

Berwick Barracks Built in the early 18th century to the design of the distinguished architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, the Barracks was among the first in England to be purpose built. The ‘By Beat of Drum’ exhibition gives you an insight into the life of the British infantryman from the Civil War to the First World War. A stone’s throw away from the Scottish borders and located in a Georgian market town it also boasts a range of other temporary and permanent exhibitions to explore: The King’s Own Scottish Borderers museum, the Berwick Gymnasium Art Gallery and the Berwick Museum and Art Gallery. https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/berwick-upon-tweed-barracks-and-main-guard/
Tweed Boat Trips Mouth of the Tweed Boat Trips will begin running from the pontoon at Berwick Quayside on 15th April 2014. The trips are operated by Mouth of The Tweed member, David Thompson, with his boat “On a Promise”.  This year’s boat trips begin on Tuesday 15th April and with some sailings over the Easter period. The regular Wednesday and Thursday sailings begin on 28th May and continue into early October. There are also some sailings on Sundays.  Most of the trips will last approximately 30 minutes and will provide excelent views of the three bridges, the riverside fortifications, Georgian Quay Walls and the Tweed estuary. When the highest tides allow, there will be a few longer trips upstream to the Union Chain Bridge near Paxton House. http://www.visitberwick.com/outdoor-event/mouth-of-the-tweed-boat-trips&ssid=262
Holy Island Holy Island is a must see on your visit to the area but please click on the link to the right to check causeway crossing times. http://www.northumberlandlife.org/holy-island/
Chain Bridge Honey Farm The Chain Bridge Honey Farm is a flourishing family business, started by beekeeping advisor William Selby Robson in 1948.  In 1962, his son, also William but known as Willie, took up beekeeping with the aim of expanding his father’s enterprise, not only by increasing the number of hives, but also the diversity of products. http://www.chainbridgehoney.co.uk/
 Bamburgh Castle Spanning nine acres of land on its rocky plateau high above the Northumberland coastline Bamburgh is one of the largest inhabited castles in the country.
Explore the castle and discover more about this iconic building by clicking the different areas with your mouse. The great fortification of Bamburgh Castle sits on an outcrop of volcanic dolerite. Known locally as whinstone for the sound it makes when hit by a stonemasons hammer, it provides a natural throne upon which the castle sits forty five metres above sea level.
 Alnwick Castle/Gardens  My wife and I are delighted to offer you a very warm welcome to Alnwick Castle, which has been my family’s home for over 700 years. It is an important part of British heritage; its walls are steeped in history and filled with tales of warfare, romance and chivalry. We very much hope that you enjoy your visit to our special home.  — Ralph Percy, 12th Duke of Northumberland  http://www.alnwickcastle.com/


Golf Courses

Magdalene Fields Golf Course

Magdalene Fields is the first or last golf course in England depending on whether you are travelling north or south.  The course is situated five minutes from the centre of the ancient town of Berwick upon Tweed.

Teeing up at the first hole you are just yards from the famous Elizabethan walls.  By the time  you reach the signature par three eighth hole (played over a cove) you have a wonderful view of the cliffs leading into Scotland.  After the turn, from the tenth there is an equally stunning view of the Northumberland coast with Bamburgh and Holy Island castles clearly in view.

Goswick Links Golf Course We are a traditional Northumberland seaside Golf links open virtually 365 days per year. In winter, our guests play to original greens (no temporaries here) from dedicated grass winter tees.  Selected as an Open Qualifying course, we are confident your day with us will leave you with many happy memories.  Northumberland Golf at it’s best!  http://www.goswicklinksgc.co.uk/
Eyemouth Golf Course You will find a challenging 18 hole Championship Golf Course that will not only test all your golfing skills but will also excite your senses.  The course is located on the cliff tops of the spectacular Berwickshire coastline. Eyemouth Golf Club, the first Golf Course on the East Coast of Scotland is special as it is one of the few courses which is open for a full round of golf virtually every day of the year.  If you want to keep your game going during the winter then Eyemouth is the place to come to.  http://eyemouthgolfclub.co.uk/
Bamburgh Golf Course  Our stunning location has often seen the club quoted as one of the most scenic in Britain, and with views such as those above it is little wonder why. Offering views of Lindisfarne, the Farne Islands, the Cheviots and of course Bamburgh Castle, the course is one of the truest links experiences to be had in England. The course is lined by gorse, heather, whinstone and rare fauna and has a unique series of opening holes with back to back par 3s followed by two excellent par 5s. While not the longest course, amounting to just over 5,600 yards, it is a demanding par 68 although there are birdie opportunities especially on the way home with three par 4s under 300 yards for you to savour.  http://www.bamburghcastlegolfclub.co.uk/
Seahouses Golf Course Seahouses Golf Course is one of the traditional Northumberland Golf Courses, with a standard scratch of 68 which is seldom bettered.  This Northumberland golf course boasts two of the most prestigious par threes in the North of England. The 10th over a Loch that stretches from Tee to Green and the 15th over a cove with the Sea from Tee to Green.  Founded in 1913 as a 9 hole course upgraded in 1976 to 18 holes, the course has hosted many Northumberland Golf County competition events over the years.  Visitors and new members are most welcome.  http://www.seahousesgolf.co.uk/

Mirandas Town House – Self Catering in Berwick upon Tweed