Our chosen campsite (that T has stayed at before) was full, so it’s a 8km drive out of town to a small campsite in Ancroft. Despite the Scottish sounding name, Berwick Upon Tweed is definitely in England. In fact, it’s 6km south of the border.
It’s a great hilltop town – it still has Elizabethan town walls, a great viaduct across the Tweed (and a yeuchy concrete bridge too).
We arrived at the backup campsite late afternoon on Friday and the weather this side of the border is amazing – bright sunshine. So we broke out shorts and beers for the rest of the evening.
The following morning and it was blowing a hooley. We had a failed bus attempt, then a failed Uber attempt and then finally a local cab company that got us from the campsite into the town.
The cab driver told us that it was the annual Honda Goldwing meetup that day, so it would have been rude not to check it out!
We checked out the remains of the castle and then did a lap of the city walls and ramparts. We took in the Honda meetup and had an absolutely fab hog roast roll for lunch. If you came to the going away party last year, you will already know how much we like a hog roast!
After the city walls we mooched around the town for an hour or so. Lots of charity shops is a good summary of the town. It was a heritage day, so lots of normally closed buildings were open including the old gaol in the top of the town hall. Then we grabbed a bus back to the campsite and did a little planning for the three days trip back to Horley *sniff sniff*.