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Berwick upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard

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Address: Parade, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1DF, England
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The barracks an English Heritage site contains three museums, Kings Own Scottish Borderers, history of the barracks and a small museum about Berwick. Entrance fee into the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Whitley Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The barracks an English Heritage site contains three museums, Kings Own Scottish Borderers, history of the barracks and a small museum about Berwick. Entrance fee into the barracks is under £5.00 including gift aid and represents terrific value. The staff at reception are really helpful and friendly. All 3 museums are fascinating and informative and should appeal to all ages... More 

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Wellington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

a lot of stairs. Not really invalid friendly. Frightengly explicit . Lot of pictures, uniform displays, and weaponery.

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Alcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Went to see the barracks as our best man, some 20 tears ago, was a former officer in the KSOB, sadly he passed away in his 40s but visiting the museum bought back all sorts of happy memories of a true friend. On a brighter note, the museum offers a great insight into life in the KOSB and we spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Spent a good few hours here while on holiday. Barracks is big and very informative great displays in each of the rooms of the old barracks. Beautiful silverware in cabinets that had been presented to past officers . Every room was used for displays. Kids loved the "berwick town" display in one of the rooms. We did have a walk... More 

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Rugby, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a fascinating set of 18th Century buildings and also home to three museums. A really good military museum - time didn't permit seeing the others - a return to Berwick will be needed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Really interesting through all the different wars to modern day and walking through a village from the past. Well worth a visit and only £4.50 per adult

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

a must while in Berwick. Excellent displays and great little shop, and very helpful staff. Can be accessed from the town walls. Some displays have a sound track which adds to the feeling of how the soldiers lived and fought.

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Berwick is one of only two towns in Europe with its 16c walls still intact - the other is Lucca in Tuscany. The current walls in Berwick were built at the instigation of Queen Elizabeth 1 as a defence against the Scots, but rapidly became redundant with the union of the crowns of Scotland & England under King James. The... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Your admission allows you to see the impressive Barracks and parade ground, an exhibition looking at the army through the ages with plenty of artefacts and information boards, The Kings Own Scottish Borderers museum including medals and silver ware and finally the Berwick Museum & Art Gallery, which are rather tired and old fashioned. There are toilets and gift shop... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

excellent, to be able to visit my partners barracks, and share some of the history and past. It is a pity it is closed at weekends and only being able to look through the gate but making the effort to visit on a week day

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Address: Parade, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1DF, England
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northumberland  >  Berwick upon Tweed

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