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The Elizabethan Walls

Surrounding the old town, Berwick-upon-Tweed, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Elizabethan Walls

We hadn't planned to stay in Berwich but it was recommend by the staff at our hotel. I'm glad they... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wayne B
Calgary, Canada
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Love the ramparts

Every year when we come to berwick our first destination is the ramparts we get on alongside the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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“the river” (55 reviews)
Surrounding the old town, Berwick-upon-Tweed, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We hadn't planned to stay in Berwich but it was recommend by the staff at our hotel. I'm glad they did. As we spent about 3 hrs walking along the walls which are the oldest in Eroupe. There purpose, to defend the town,was explained by...More

Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every year when we come to berwick our first destination is the ramparts we get on alongside the barracks and walk right round to the town centre it's a lovely walk looking over the estuary the old fortresses and overlooking the 3 bridges it brings...More

Thank christine0253
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're stuck for something to do in Berwick upon Tweed, take a wander around the City walls. We had a couple of hours to kill and ended up walking right around the town along the walls and pier. A lovely walk in itself and...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

How the heck did they manage to make defences like this with a pick, a shovel and a wheelbarrow? That is the question, 1,000s of tons of earth and stone built to a very complex plan, it is wonderful. Built to protect the town this...More

Thank Ken H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The original wall was built in the 1200's and extended higher later on ,you can walk right around the old town on the walls and great views of the old town and river mouth allow a couple of hours to do the walk and remember...More

Thank billt1958
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so surprised to find that the walls had wheelchair access. I think that the tourism organisers in the area are really missing a trick buy not signing the accessible routes onto the wall. I suggest that this walk is assisted access because some...More

Thank paperlace1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Walked almost the full circumference of the city having parked at the quay. Lots of things to sea, a walk across the beach then out to the pier and lighthouse before returning. Lots of info boards giving some local flavour.

Thank Keith N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't expect to be able to drive through an arch with wooden gates and park for free at the Riverside just beyond. A lovely old walked town. Worth the detour off the A1

Thank JackieTrainor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A slow amble around the walls is well worth it. Views are immense. Just be very careful if you're unsteady as there are no barriers to protect you shadings a step drop.

Thank SpikeWestYorkshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came off the highway on a trip from North to South to have a look at the walls and it was worth the diversion. Easy to access (pay carpark behind B&M at Castlegate - thanks to the previous reviewer that suggested that). Lots of...More

Thank Gonefishingx
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12 August 2017|
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
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...
Alan H
11 February 2015|
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