Berwick-upon-Tweed is the most northerly town in England, located at the mouth of the River Tweed, on England’s North East Coast. It is just south of the border with Scotland.

By train

One of the easiest way to travel to Berwick from other parts of the UK is by train. Berwick is on the East Coast Main Line served by LNER and Cross Country. It is approx. 45mins from either Edinburgh or Newcastle. There are also direct routes from London (3.5 hours), Glasgow (2 hours), Birmingham (4 hours) and Aberdeen (3.5 hours).

The Maltings, the Festival’s main cinema venue and where its office is located, can be reached on foot in less than fifteen minutes from the station, or taxis are available at the station entrance.

Railway Engineering Works on Saturday 22 September

Please note that on Saturday 22 September 2018, planned engineering works will effect train services between Edinburgh, Newcastle and Berwick. There will be no trains between Edinburgh and Berwick on Saturday 22 September, although a rail replacement bus service will be in operation. A limited train service and replacement bus service will run between Newcastle and Berwick. Please check train websites or National Rail Enquiries for more infomation.

By road

Berwick is immediately off the A1, half way between Newcastle and Edinburgh. It takes around 1 and a half hours 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).

By bus

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; Morpeth, Alnwick, Wooler, Kelso, Galashiels, Eyemouth and Dunbar.

Parking in Berwick

Free all-day parking is available at Castlegate and Quayide Long Stay Car Parks.

Free 2 hour parking is available outside The Maltings, for which a parking disk is required. Parking disks can be purchased for £1 from The Maltings box office. For more information on parking in Berwick, see this map from Northumberland County Council.

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