The image top is of the 613ft high North
Berwick Law Hill that has great views over
North Berwick and area. There is a large car
park at the foot of the Hill, and a Path up
from the Town centre.
The Market Cross is in the centre of the
Town at the end of Quality Street. St Andrews
Old Church is about 100 yards west of the
Cross, Coastal Communities Museum about 200
yards east of the Cross, and North Berwick
Lodge with its Gardens and Park is next to the
Quality Street leads to the Harbour where
there are 2 Beaches, Harbour with Boat Trips to
the Islands, St Andrews Old Kirk, and the
Seabird Centre giving information on the
Islands and Seabirds that use them.
North Berwick History
There is evidence of 18 Hut Circles on the
south side of North Berwick Law dating to about
2,000 years back.
700s? - a Ferry was running between North
Berwick and Earlsferry in Fife for Pilgrims
traveling to St Andrews in Fife.
1100s - North Berwick Harbour was built for
Fishing and the Ferry traveling between North
Berwick and Fife.
1100s - St Andrews Old Kirk was built at
North Berwick Harbour.
1200s - the Earl of Fife, of the Clan
MacDuff, built North Berwick Castle, a Wooden
Motte and Bailey on Castle Hill in the east
side of the Town.
1200s - Dirleton Castle
was built for John De Vaux 2 miles west of
1250 - the Town was recorded as North
Berwick, at a time Berwick on Tweed was named
1306 - North Berwick Castle was taken by the
English during the First War of Scottish
Independence. The Scots retook the Castle after
the Battle of Bannockburn.
1300s mid - the Lauder family, who had a
Castle on Bass Rock, built a Stone Tower on the
site of the original Berwick Castle.
1350 - William Douglas built the earliest
parts of Tantallon Castle 3 miles southeast of
1420 - North Berwick Castle was