Berwick-upon-Tweed

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Berwick-upon-Tweed is a town in Northumberland, United Kingdom. It is the most northerly town in England, and is 2 miles from Scotland. Around 15,000 people live in Berwick.[1] Many people visit Berwick because it is a nearby market town.

Berwick used to be a Scottish town and a very important port. The town's ownership has changed more than 12 times. In 1482, the English took Berwick and never lost it again.[1][2] Today, many Scottish people live in Berwick.

The Scottish county called Berwickshire is named after Berwick.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Erlanger, Steven (13 September 2014). "Bracing for Change on Scotland's Border, Whatever the Referendum Result". The New York Times.
  2. "Historical Town of Berwick-upon-Tweed". berwick.org.uk.