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The Elizabethan Walls

Surrounding the old town, Berwick-upon-Tweed, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Walk along the wall

Whilst this is a English Heritage Site, there is no charge for entry & open to every one. This site... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Penguinboys
via mobile
Keep dog on a lead!

A lovely walk around Berwick with good views and information boards along the way.Make sure you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lakeland5
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Cumbria, United Kingdom
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“great walk” (39 reviews)
“the river” (60 reviews)
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Surrounding the old town, Berwick-upon-Tweed, England
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+44 370 333 1181
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"information boards"
in 58 reviews
"great walk"
in 39 reviews
"the river"
in 60 reviews
"information points"
in 9 reviews
"easy walk"
in 11 reviews
"guided walk"
in 9 reviews
"lowry trail"
in 27 reviews
"lots of history"
in 8 reviews
"border town"
in 7 reviews
"stunning views"
in 13 reviews
"visiting berwick"
in 13 reviews
"old bridge"
in 7 reviews
"sunny day"
in 7 reviews
"short walk"
in 10 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 11 reviews
"holy island"
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"ramparts"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Whilst this is a English Heritage Site, there is no charge for entry & open to every one. This site has information boards which give an insight to how the various buildings & large defence guns were used. Even if this type of history is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely walk around Berwick with good views and information boards along the way.Make sure you keep,your dog on a lead as there are some steep drops from the walls.Well maintained paths .All in all a great historical walled town.

Thank Lakeland5
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Reviewed 20 February 2018

Great to do on a nice day. Loads of information on the history of the town... a lovely walk and a great way to see the town.

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

A super way to, see the town of Berwick . A brisk 25 minutes or a gentle 45 minute stroll taking in the town, the river estuary and the coastline out as far as Bamburgh and Holy Island. Just be sure to keep dogs and...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Fantastic views whilst walking these walls with lots of information en route about the history. Part of the Lowry trail too. Well maintained & good markings about the steep would be dangerous parts

Thank Sue M
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

The walls encircle the town and are just like those in Luca in Italy. It is amazing to see the lengths that the English went to to keep the Scots at Bay. Very informative. A bit dangerous for toddlers with unfenced drops off the walls.

Thank David S
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

We went for a walk along the grassed area on the walls with 3 young children and our two dogs . The dogs are well behaved and we're off the lead running around. I then couldn't find my dog who normally is good to recall...More

Thank Rachel3679
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We walked almost the whole length of these historic walls. The views were amazing and the information points brought the history of Berwick to life. We were amazed at how well preserved the remains were after all this time, which is probably because of the...More

Thank Patricia A
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

The Elizabethan Walls of Berwick upon Tweed are uniquely intact, encompassing the town of Berwick and built to keep the Scots and their French allies out of Town, the then gateway to England. It takes about an hour to walk the entire circuit, looking out...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

We have explored the walls of Berwick on many occasions but last Sunday the sun was shining and the walk and views were spectacular. The walls are a very important architectural feature, with ramparts surround the town and are one of the best examples of...More

Thank profjoypc
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Keri19830
13 August 2017|
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Response from Bryan D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The walls and ramparts are one and the same but the castle is not. The castle is next to the train station and is basically ruins which you can only partially access. You can walk down to the river and up to the castle... More
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suehucklesby
7 July 2016|
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Response from AlcalaGirl2013 | Reviewed this property |
You can take as much or as little time as you wish, an hour or so, and ideal for all walkers as you can choose your own pace and enjoy the beautiful scenery...
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Alan H
12 February 2015|
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Response from Willow W |
Hi Alan, There are many places to get onto the Walls - if you are a visitor by car, it's likely you'll park at B&M by Castlegate: nearby there are steps up onto the Walls, and this is also the first 'point of contact' if... More
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