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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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Well worth a visit to see one of the first built Barracks/Garrisons in the country. Built early in the 18th century and home to the Kings Own Scottish Borderers museum.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit to see one of the first built Barracks/Garrisons in the country. Built early in the 18th century and home to the Kings Own Scottish Borderers museum.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

My wife and I enjoyed "walk of the walls" on a blustery November day as we needed a break from the ellements we called into THE MAIN GUARD unfortunately was closed (me being nosey tried the door)where upon a most very polite and friendly gentleman opened up the museum for us to browse at our leisure.......we were not disappointed over... More 

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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

A really fascinating place to visit and very well laid out. My older boy was amazed by all the displays and medals. It has a lot of details on the soldiers and their part in various campaigns and the history of battalions. The staff were also very helpful.

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chatham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

A wonderful way to spend the day looking around this beautiful town. Lots to do and see, some beautiful views of the bridge and some great views when touring the barracks and perimeter wall. Highly recommended day out.

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Yorkshire
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30 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed this especially as wasn't expecting to do this. The best bit is that they are very dog friendly too and the dog can go everywhere if well behaved.

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Thank Jay1h1
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

Having walked round the town defences the day before we visited here the following day. Large display on Scottish Border Regiments and their action abroad. Well worth a visit

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Redcar
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

We visited the barracks to escape the rain and whilst there was a lot of military info i found it to be quite tedious after a while. I would give this a miss unless you have a strong interest in the military.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

Probably the 2nd thing you should visit whilst in Berwick. Gives a very good, clear story of British military history. The one theme that runs through all of this, is just how badly treated soldiers have been treated through the centuries - more or less like slaves - by their officers, masters and governments. Hasn't changed much.

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Wooler, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Berwick Upon Tweed is a superb place to visit if you love learning a bit of ancient history. The barracks is a lovely place to go in the summer especially when the beer festival is on. They open up the barracks a let people have a wonder round, a lot learn what is was like to live in the 1900s.... More 

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Dukinfield, United Kingdom
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11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

If your a History buff like me this is a great visit walking the wall taking in the sights and getting a great feel of the past

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