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The Elizabethan Walls

Surrounding the old town, Berwick-upon-Tweed, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Cracking way to see Englands First Town

A super way to, see the town of Berwick . A brisk 25 minutes or a gentle 45 minute stroll taking in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
salmonboy
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northumberland
A necessary activity when visiting Berwick!

Fantastic views whilst walking these walls with lots of information en route about the history... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sue M
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Surrounding the old town, Berwick-upon-Tweed, England
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+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank salmonboy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 7 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
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
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

Thank skypilot60
Reviewed 22 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
Reviewed 14 December 2017

The walk along the walls provides great elevated views to both the town and coastline and also the information boards give details of how the fortifications were developed and financed. We ended our walk in the harbour area and again the views across the river,...More

Thank MikenMissy
Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

I love walking the walls at Berwick. Its a great way of blowing away the cobwebs and seeing some history while you're at it! It's fairly gentle but be wary as there are some steep drops. Fabulous view out to sea too.

Thank Hawklord_pxr5
Reviewed 14 November 2017

The walls in Berwick make a wonderful short walk. There are lovely varied views all the way round. Detours can be made at various points, to the cliffs, lighthouse and beaches. The whole circuit can be made with a buggy or wheel chair.

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Keri19830
12 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
6 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
11 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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