Berwick's town walls were built to keep the Scots out - an effort that made them the most expensive building project of the Elizabethan Age. Today they offer the best vantage point for looking out to the River Tweed and the amazing Robert Stevenson-designed railway viaduct, which is one of the finest viaducts in the world. Visit at dusk when the viaduct is wonderfully lit.
The town itself is charming and has long attracted artists; there is a trail dedicated to the most famous - L.S. Lowry - which visits the many spots that so inspired him.
The Border Barracks and Main Guard were completed in 1721 and were the first purpose-built barracks in England - a reflection of the town's tumultuous history. Today they host the Berwick Museum and Art Gallery, the Berwick Gymnasium Gallery and the King's Own Scottish Borderers Regimental Museum.
When the sun's shining head to Spittal Beach, which is the most northerly in Northumberland. The beach is sandy and the water shallow and safe.
A popular tourist site is Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island, where St. Aidan founded his monastery in 635 AD, helping nurture and spread Christianity. Overlooking Lindisfarne is Bamburgh Castle, one of the largest inhabited castles in the UK.