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Nine centuries ago, King David of Scotland named Berwick-upon-Tweed as one of his two Royal Burghs. In 2015 Berwick is celebrating its 900-year story – and everyone’s invited. Throughout the year, special Berwick 900 events will focus on different aspects of the town’s story. Many of Berwick’s regular festivals and events will also have a historic theme in 2015.

Berwick has many stories to tell and in 2015 Berwick 900 will bring those stories to life...

Our border story

Our garrison story

Our guild story

Our fishing story

Our maritime story

our christian story

our food and drink story

our families story

our arts and crafts story

our buildings story

our seaside story

our sporting story

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    Berwick-upon-Tweed Tourist Information Centre

    Walkergate
    (upstairs in the library)
    Berwick-upon-Tweed
    Northumberland
    TD15 1DB

    +44 01670 622155

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    Walking the May Fair
    Ceremony
    Berwick-upon-Tweed

    'The Walking of the May Fair' takes place in Berwick on 25th May 2018.

    Party on the Parade
    Outdoor Event

    Sunday 27th May 2018 is the date of the Party on the Parade - with music, entertainment and cream teas.

    Spittal Gala by Alan Turnbull
    Outdoor Event
    Berwick-upon-Tweed

    Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June 2018.

    Some say that Spittal Gala has its historical roots in the local fishing industry, particularly salmon. However, local Gala's throughout the North East had their origins in the coal mining industry. The Gala remains an event that is suited for families, with events for all ages.

     

    Town Hall
    Ceremony

    Armed Forces Day is on 30th June 2018 and begins with a traditional military Drumhead Service at St Andrew's Wallace Green Church (11am), followed by a Parade to the Town Hall on Marygate (assemble 11:45, parade at 12noon).

    Salmon Queen 1988 by John Thompson
    Outdoor Event

    Tweedmouth Feast is a traditional event, with origins in the 12th Century, which celebrates salmon fishing on the River Tweed, including the Crowning of the Salmon Queen.

     

    Food Event
    Berwick-upon-Tweed

    Mouth of the Tweed Food Festival; a family fun day out with plenty to see, do and taste!

    Minden Day 2008
    Ceremony

    Minden Day commemorates the King's Own Scottish Borderers' participation in the Battle of Minden in 1759. The Day starts at 10am on the Barracks Square.

    Then follows the parade of bands, regular soldiers and veterans through the town, with the salute being taken at the Town Hall.

     

     

    Spittal don Williams
    Outdoor Event
    Berwick-upon-Tweed

    In 2018, the annual Seaside Festival takes place on 10th, 11th & 12th August, along the full length of Spittal Promenade.

    Beer Fest 2013
    Food Event

    The annual Berwick Food and Beer Festival is back 31st August-2nd September 2018. 

    The Beer Festival opens with 'Meet the Brewers' 6pm on Friday 31st, and the Food Festival opens 10am on Saturday, with Beer festival from 12noon. Now in its eleventh year, the event attracts thousands of visitors from around the UK.

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    Guided Walk/Tours
    Berwick-upon-Tweed

    Heritage Open Days is your chance to explore the world on your doorstep, unlocked and completely free of charge!

    Berwick Literary Fest
    Family event
    Berwick-upon-Tweed

    Berwick Literary Festival 2018 will combine various events over the 19th-21st October, including; readings, workshops, children's authors, book signings, poetry, education and schools events, meet the author, the Rotary short story writing competition and much more.

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