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Budget rooms with a touch of style in England's most fought-over border town.

YHA Berwick

Dewars Lane Berwick-Upon-Tweed D15 1HJ 0845 371 9676

We say

Stay the night in the Leaning Tower of Berwick! Following a devastating fire in the early 19th century, the town's riverside grain warehouse was never quite the same again and acquired a definite 'lean' – it's all part of the charm at the classy refurbished building that now serves as both hostel and art gallery. Rooms are budget hotel in style and execution – keycard doors, wet-room shower and loo, coordinated beds and bedding – and there's a decent mix of smaller rooms for two or three people and larger ones for families and friends. They're all en-suite, which is a real bonus, and you get a peaceful night's sleep. Elsewhere, it's a spacious, open-plan feel throughout, from attic lounge and self-catering kitchen to ground-floor atrium with a cafe-bar, and there's a sheltered courtyard for an al fresco drink. Step outside and you're right on the River Tweed, perfectly sited for walks around Berwick's famous defensive walls and elegant mansions, with the excellent Maltings arts centre only a minute or two away too.

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Dorm beds from £18, private rooms from £39.


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Getting There

There's a car park right outside the hostel (Dewars Lane, off Bridge Street) and you can park here for free for 2 hours (or overnight after 4pm). Long-term pay-and-display parking is just down the road on the quayside, a few minutes walk away.


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