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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
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Visited Berwick, not really knowing what to expect. My husband and I walked the military ramparts, which were breathtaking. They are so well kept and the views are amazing. We walked for a couple of hours and I don't think we covered it all. A haven for dog walkers also. Well worth a visit.

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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW via mobile

Fantastic place to visit steeped in history. Plenty to see and full of knowledge. Full of interest and certainly worth a visit.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Really enjoyed this museum full of interesting facts and as with most of the places to visit around this area was very reasonably priced.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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63 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

A basic but intriguing local and military history museum based in the old barracks buildings beside the city defensive walls. The section on military history and particularly the Kings Own Scottish Borderers was especially interesting. A short walk around the corner and you can walk the old defensive walls and see the gun placements.

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Yorkshire
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Run by English Heritage, it houses the Kings Own Scottish Border Regiment Museum, EH museum showing barrack life, and the Berwick Town Museum which we didn't visit on this occasion. Well worth the less than £4 each. Good, and helpful assistant at entrance explained the features of the museums to us before committing ourselves.

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Newcastle, England
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Saw this from the outside and WOW, really magical and very historical. This really is the saviour to the tow which I have to say I expected more to it. Would recommend a visit to here and should we have more time next time, we will.

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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The barracks were very interesting and gave a real feel as to what life was like for the soldiers who were stationed there. So much of the history was recent and the medal gallery was very moving. The telephone was a real treat for the kids!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

As an adult thought the museum was quite interesting tonnes to read, saying that, as a parent with children in tow found it incredibly difficult to keep them occupied as only a few rooms that they thought were great, which were interactive! The hard sell of the English heritage subscription on arrival was abit much..but it's there job... Would I... More

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Bruges, Belgium
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

the Kings Own Scottish Borderers museum is well worth a visit if you like that sort of thing (which i do) and the rest of the barracks are interesting as well, great place to start your exploration of the fortifications which still surround the city and are well kept

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We wandered around the regimental exhibition, a bit dull and traditionally laid out, the English Heritage exhibition, bit better but no substance. These formed one side of the parade square buildings. We almost left but it started looking like rain so ventured to the end of the square. Here we discovered the fantastic Berwick museum. This is a great little... More

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