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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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Purpose Built Barracks

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... read more

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

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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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Ashton-under-Lyne, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We visited the barracks hoping for an insight into life as a soldier in Berwick but what we found were three fairly traditional museums inside the old buildings. From the outside the buildings are imposing and expectations were high as we went into the parade ground. The first of the museums was given over to the Kings Own Scottish Borderers... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

3 contrasting museums in historic buildings. The Scots Border regiment museum is one of the best of its kind. Both the other 2 museums are very child friendly.

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larnaca
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28 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Located on the Scottish border it offers great views over the river Tweed, and nice stop over en route to and from Edinburgh.

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Hartlepool, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Unfortunately, the Barracks was closed but we were able to visit the museum as there was an exhibition on the weekend we were there.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

A must for all ages.....young or old you cannot fail to enjoy your visit. An interesting and informative activity.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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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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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11 helpful votes 11 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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