Staying in Berwick

During last year’s festival Berwick’s local accommodation was fully booked. We recommend visitors to book in advance! It's always worth checking with Berwick's Tourist Information Centre for live updates on availability.

There are plenty of places to stay in Berwick-upon-Tweed, from family-run B&Bs, to the Caravan Park, to Wig-Wams! With so many options for accommodation situated in the town centre and within easy walking distance of Festival events, we thought we’d give you our top tips on where to stay:

We highly recommend Mirada's Guesthouse, Parade School Guesthouse and Whyteside House for beautiful rooms, warm reception and delicious breakfasts.

Berwick Holiday Park, situated right on Berwick's dramatic coastline and a short walk from town and all Festival events. The Park offers a range of 5-star accommodation, leisure and dining facilities.

For those who prefer a state of the art hosteling experience - Dewars Lane Granary is the YHA's newest hostel, set in a 200 year old former granary, in the heart of Berwick town centre.

Check out for accommodation in Berwick, and the outskirts of the town: Tweedmouth, Spittal and East Ord (£4-£6 taxi ride away).

In the wider Northumberland area, check out Visit Northumberland for a range of B&B's, hotels and cottages in the ‘Berwick Coast and Country’ area, which covers accommodation in a 25 mile radius of the town.

Information and Bookings:

If you need help to find available accommodation in or around Berwick-upon-Tweed, Berwick Tourist Information Centre (TIC) offer an accommodation booking service and will be happy to help.

Call +44 (0)1670 622155 or email

A 10% commission charge is payable directly to the TIC, but this amount is deducted from your account with the accommodation provider, therefore the booking service does not cost you any extra.

Getting to Berwick

With its unique geographical location as the most northerly town in England sitting on the easternmost part of the English/Scottish border, Berwick-upon-Tweed reflects a culture neither specifically English nor Scottish, but all of its own.

By Train

We recommend Virgin Trains East Coast for your journey to Berwick-upon-Tweed. Virgin Trains East Coast services run throughout the Festival, with routes from Newcastle, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, York and London. 

The Maltings Theatre & Cinema is where many of our screenings take place, and can be reached on foot in less than fifteen minutes from the station, equally a number of taxis are available at the station entrance.

By Road

Berwick lies immediately off the A1, half way between Newcastle and Edinburgh. It takes around 1 hour to drive from either city.

By Air

Newcastle and Edinburgh Airports are well served by many airlines including low budget. Trains from either of these cities take approximately 45 minutes (see above).

Within Northumberland

There are regular buses running through the town but Berwick is small enough to walk around. Regional bus networks serve Berwick well with routes to; Wooler, Alnwick, Kelso, Galashiels, Eyemouth and Dunbar.

Berwick is also served by Sustrans cycle route 1 -

Parking in Berwick

Berwick has pay-and-display parking throughout the town. A visitor's weekly parking permit is available from Berwick TIC (01289 33073301289 330733) or Berwick Borough Council (Cash Office 01289 33004401289 330044).