Bed and Breakfast
on the banks of the river Tweed
Chain Bridge House
Just in England............... almost in Scotland
“The Tweed is a beautiful river throughout its length and the scene at Union Bridge is nothing less than idyllic”
Edward Grierson: The Companion Guide to Northumbria (Collins)
We are five miles from the historic walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed and the Northumberland Heritage Coast. The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, the Farne Islands, Bamburgh Castle, the fishing ports of Eyemouth and Seahouses, St Abb’s Head Nature Reserve, the Tweed Valley and the Border abbey towns of Jedburgh, Kelso and Melrose, Scott’s Abbotsford, the Cheviot, Eildon and Lammermuir hills are all within easy reach and the Tweed and Coast and Castles cycleways pass our gate.
Fishing on the Rivers Tweed, Till and Whiteadder; Tweed walks in all directions; just over the bridge is Paxton House – possibly the finest Scottish Palladian house, with an outpost of the National Galleries of Scotland and a working salmon netting station. Our neighbour, the famous Chain Bridge Honey Farm and visitor centre just up the road.
We offer all this and so much more! But come just to see our magnificent Bridge and the idyllic views from it – Europe’s first and oldest surviving suspension bridge carrying road traffic.
We are easy to find.
By car, take the A698 exit from the A1 trunk road just west of Berwick and after about one mile turn right for Horncliffe, following our neighbour’s brown “Honey Farm” signs for just under two miles; continue past the Honey Farm for a further 200 metres or so and we are on the right, the last house you’ll come to before the Union Bridge and the Scottish border.
By rail, the east coast mainline offers excellent connections to Berwick; King’s Cross 3.5 hours; Edinburgh and Newcastle 40 mins ; virtually hourly services north and south and an excellent cross-country service too.
By bus, the London-Edinburgh coach calls twice daily and there are good services to and from Edinburgh and Newcastle; and a frequent service from Berwick to the border towns.
By air, Edinburgh and Newcastle airports are each about 60 miles…just over an hour by car.
By bicycle, we are on the Tweed Cycleway and Coast and Castles routes on NCN1.