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Berwick upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard

Parade, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1DF, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Type: Historic Sites, Cultural

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I haven't revisited for a while as I now live in Leeds, however, it may be of interest to some that I worked on the renovation of this monument for almost 8 years...The Barracks are now virtually 300 years old and have a fascinating history which I have no need to repeat here and spoil the experience. I was working... More 

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york
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We are English Heritage members so had free entry which is always good as you don't feel as if you need to look at every exhibit to get your money's worth. It's actually very good though; there's lots to see and several tableaux so the boys had something more realistic and informative to look at. The exhibition of the history... More 

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Fakenham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I went in because I was an English Heritage member, and I wanted to explore the space. Not really into military history but there was one exhibition still open and I gained some insight into the awful conditions experienced by the soldiers. But it was the space and the building that I enjoyed.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
80 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Lots of history and lots to explore well worth a visit any day for the whole family. Amazing war and gun displays. Benn coming here for over twenty years and has a great gift shop and sculptures and cannons

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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272 reviews 272 reviews
125 attraction reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Visited quite late in the day so would love to revisit again to see more. The lady on reception very nice. The displays we saw were very impressive and interesting. Have been to other barracks but thought these were the best we have seen and is definitely on the list to visit again when in Berwick. Free car park opposite... More 

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Newcastle
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82 reviews 82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Ideal place to find out about how the British army developed over the centuries to the present day. I could have spent the day here and left with head bursting with facts which are sio well displayed that they are never dull. Even my wife enjoyed this!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Great place for adults and kids so much to see and intersting hunt in wee museum for kids my two grandsons 3 & 7 loved it . We were in there for hours.

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Newton Aycliffe
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68 reviews 68 reviews
24 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This again is very well preserved, the museum tells a great story of the armies of yesteryear. The military museum within the barrack is also great

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This series of buildings house many exhibitions - local regiments and also exhibits concerning Berwick itself. We have visited on many occasions and on each time see something new and different. In fact our last visit(s) there was so much to see that we had to go twice ! Some of the exhibits are quite realistic (and maybe a bit... More 

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
6 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Lots more to see that I knew! However not big compared to a city! Come on in and take your time to enjoy this historical building and it’s museum. I live here and have only just seen it al last week!

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