Wednesday, 3 April 2013

a day in england - berwick-upon-tweed

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!


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