Berwick-upon-Tweed

town in the county of Northumberland, England

Berwick-upon-Tweed is a town in Northumberland, United Kingdom. It is the most northerly town in England, and is 2 miles from Scotland. Around 15,000 people live in Berwick.[1] Many people visit Berwick because it is a nearby market town.

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Berwick used to be a Scottish town and a very important port. The town's ownership has changed more than 12 times. In 1482, the English took Berwick and never lost it again.[1][2] Today, many Scottish people live in Berwick.

The Scottish county called Berwickshire is named after Berwick.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Erlanger, Steven (13 September 2014). "Bracing for Change on Scotland's Border, Whatever the Referendum Result". The New York Times.
  2. "Historical Town of Berwick-upon-Tweed". berwick.org.uk.