Berwick District the most northerly part of England. Three centuries of border warfare left this part of Northumberland with a legacy of fortified houses and castles:-Bamburgh Castle perched on a craggy outcrop, Lindisfarne Castle on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, and Dunstanburgh Castle are situated along the magnificent coastline whilst inland can be found Chillingham Castle, Etal Castle and Norham Castle all of which played strategic roles during border feuds.
Berwick-upon-Tweed, lying mid-way between Edinburgh and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, is the most northerly town in England situated on the English-Scottish Border and is the only town in Britain to be completely surrounded by Elizabethan walls, the finest preserved medieval walls in Europe. Also in the town is Berwick Barracks, the first purpose built barracks in the UK, now home to three museums.
The Heritage Coast, most of which is designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, houses wildlife of international importance. The Farne Islands lying off the coast at Seahouses is home to over twenty species of breeding sea birds and a large colony of grey seals. Boat Trips go out from here every day during the main season.
The picturesque market town of Wooler in the south west of Berwick District sits in the scenic (Glen Dale) Glendale, on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. It is also the inspiration for the character Postman Pat. The town is regarded as the gateway to the Cheviots, and as it is on the A697 it is an ideal base for exploring the whole of Northumberland. The landscape around Wooler offers some of the most exhilarating walks in Northumberland and the town can cater for most of your daily needs for shopping and socialising.
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