Berwick Upon Tweed (UK) - The town that slowed down

“That’s what really makes Berwick stand out as a Cittaslow town – the fact that it is truly community-led,” says Margaret Shaw who, alongside husband Bernard, oversees Cittaslow Berwick.

Berwick-upon-Tweed, the most northerly town in England, just under three miles from the Scottish border and nestled at the mouth of the River Tweed is a picturesque, historical town, immersing itself in the slow movement. It is currently embracing a new way of doing things – the ‘Cittaslow’ way.

And Berwick plants residents and visitors of the town firmly at the heart of its Cittaslow principles. “All towns have their own characteristics,” says Margaret, “but a town with Cittaslow status focuses its attention on quality living for all those who live in, work in or visit it – a visitor is considered as a resident for the day.”

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