Out & About: in Berwick upon Tweed today, somewhere we have not visited since childhood! It is situated at the very top of Northumberland, just 3 miles from the Scottish Border.
We parked near the river and walked towards the great Elizabethan walls, which were built to stop the invading Scots from entering the town. The walks around the walls were excellent with good views of the coastline and Holy Island in the distance, the town and the Berwick Barracks. We visited the museums in the Berwick Barracks (English Heritage) which were very good and allowed dogs inside the museums as well as the grounds.
We returned to our car along the riverside walk with excellent views of the River Tweed and Berwick’s three bridges, including the iconic Royal Border Bridge, built by Robert Stevenson and one of the finest bridges of its kind in the world. Here we also visited the ruins of Berwick Castle and Castle Vale Park. When we arrived back at our car we noticed there were boat trips from the river so will try them another day!
Berwick is well worth a visit if you are in the area – about an hour’s drive from Harbottle.
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