To alleviate my boredom for another day I decided to train to another seaside destination. This time Berwick-upon-Tweed, which is actually just across the border in England. I didn't know a lot about it, just that it was a small town with part of it surrounded by walls from the Elizabethan era. The town has been back and forth between England and Scotland in the past, and I found it interesting that the souvenir shop had mostly Scottish postcards!
The train ride was a bit longer, at around 45 minutes to an hour, and we went through some snowy fields which was nice.
Good old Google maps showed me the way to town and I walked through the old gate in the walls onto the main street.
|Old gate through the Elizabethan Walls|
First job was to find somewhere warm to have some lunch! I went to The Corner House and had my usual - soup. Which was delicious. Especially because I ate it next to a warm fire!
|Delicious sweet potato soup|
After that I headed out for a walk around the walls of the town. It was neat walking around seeing the different sights from the height of the walls, before walking along next to the river.
|View of the river from the walls around the town|
|View of the town|
|Looking out to the ocean|
|Cute old house down by the river|
It started to snow a bit as I was walking around so before I truly turned into an ice block I popped into a cafe for some afternoon tea. Typical scone and tea!
|Posh tea tray!|
After that I headed back to the train station to head home. It's really good being able to pick any train to catch and since they were frequent I didn't have to wait long before I was back in Edinburgh!
Another successful day trip!