The gallery is easily found on Main Street in Tweedmouth opposite the busy working docks and beside the Spar convenience store. Prior to being an art gallery, this Grade II Listed building was home to a very popular barber shop for 60 years.
If you're following the Lowry Trail, Dockside Gallery is between locations 12 and 13 on the way to Spittal Beach to you can walk along the sands and Victorian promenade. It is considered to be one of the best beaches in Northumberland.
The self-guided Lowry Trail will take you about 3 hours for the complete circular walk around Berwick, Tweedmouth and Spittal. L S Lowry visited Berwick many times over a 40-year period and created more than 30 drawings and paintings of the area.
Dockside Gallery is also just a few minutes walk from the Old Bridge to Berwick-upon-Tweed. You can stroll along Bridge Street and explore a variety of independent arty shops and galleries, as well as restaurants and pubs.
Berwick's most famous landmark is Robert Stephenson’s railway viaduct but you are spoilt for choice with other historic sites including the Elizabethan Town Walls, the Town Hall with the old town courtroom and jail, plus three museums housed in the Barracks. Guided walking tours are available. At various times of year, Berwick plays host to festivals for films, books, music, walking, food & beer.
From Berwick, it's only 12 miles to historic Holy Isle and Lindisfarne which are also part of a National Nature Reserve. Bamburgh Castle and beach are less 20 miles from Berwick. Also in Northumberland and less than an hour's drive from us is Alnwick Castle (seen in Harry Potter and other movies). Nature lovers will enjoy Kielder Water & Forest Park (the biggest artificial lake in Northern Europe and the largest working forest in England). You can also explore several National cycle and walking routes.
Berwick-on-Tweed is conveniently situated halfway between Edinburgh and Newcastle with a frequent train service only taking 40 minutes from each city to Berwick. If you are looking to stay in the Scottish capital, have a look at our one bedroom flat on AirBnB. Situated in a quiet residential area, it's only a 20 minute walk from Waverley Station and convenient for visiting all the sights.