Festival Passes are now on sale

Passes can be purchased from maltingsberwick.co.uk or in person at The Maltings' box office in Berwick. Concession prices are also available.

Full Festival Pass Three-day Weekend Pass One-day pass
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New for 2017, we are offering a combined Festival pass and accommodation deal, so there's no need to catch the last train home! Youth Hostel accommodation is offered (in shared dormitories) at Berwick YHA for either three or five nights. Only limited spaces are available so book early to avoid disappointment.

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Train tickets for the Festival weekend (20 - 24 September) are now on sale. Take advantage of early booking to make the Festival a cheap weekend! See below for more information about national train routes and timings to Berwick

How to get to Berwick

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

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 Virgin Trains East Coast 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, can be reached on foot in less than fifteen minutes from the station, or taxis are available at the station entrance.

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 Long Stay Car Park.

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.