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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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Easy to find. Good parking. Great experience. Lots to see and fun for all ages. Had a pushchair with us and staff very helpful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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English first
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Easy to find. Good parking. Great experience. Lots to see and fun for all ages. Had a pushchair with us and staff very helpful.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A well laid out and well presented museum. It was interesting to learn that this was the first ever purpose built barracks.

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A real taste of old Berwick-upon-Tweed in one room, another room houses collections from local naturalists and a telephone exchange from Lindisfarne. Upstairs are paintings from the Burrell Collection, including a rather good tiger. Free entrance. Imposing buildings. Could be visited and most exhibits seen in under an hour.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great place and very interesting for military history buffs; rather a shame that the regimental museum is closed on a Saturday.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Bizarre opening times, not open on a weekend. Arrived on a Saturday, lots of people around but closed. We need to make sure these types of places remain accessible. Disappointed in English heritage.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Take the time to walk the walls and ramparts and explore the Main Guard. There is informative data panels throughout the walk and highlights the rich history of the town. Did you know Berwick changed hands between Scotland and England 14 times!

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Spent a couple of hours here on a rainy afternoon with my 7 & 9 yr olds. Loved looking at the medals and guns, my wife and I enjoyed reading about the history of Berwick-upon-Tweed. A nice way to to spend a wet afternoon in the Borders.

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Suffolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A must visit in Berwick. English Heritage run with three seperate museum housed here it is good for a few hours. A real insight into Berwick, the Kings Own Borderers etc. Good value.

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Whitley Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

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

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