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“Berwick Barracks and Fortifications” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Berwick upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard

Berwick upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard
Parade, Berwick upon Tweed TD15 1DF, England
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Deganwy, United Kingdom
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164 reviews 164 reviews
145 attraction reviews
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
“Berwick Barracks and Fortifications”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Elizabethan fortifications are an interesting object lesson in how governments waste money. The time taken and the expense of it all smells somewhat of inefficiency or corruption or both. What's new?

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Chester, United Kingdom
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“Interesting Place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Barracks were interesting and was surprised how large the complex was. Lots of well presented information about its history and various uses over the years. Good place to go if raining as lots of cover. We visited on a Tuesday afternoon and more or less had the place to ourselves.

Visited July 2014
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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“Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A military style building off the main street in Berwick houses this former barracks of the King's Own Scottish Borderers which is now a museum. Admission is reasonably priced and the museum is entered via the inevitable gift shop which is quite well stocked. The building forms an open square with field guns on display on the barrack square. The three floors of the building feature many exhibits of military hardware and settings of mannequins in authentic uniforms in room settings. An enjoyable few hours can be spent here.

Visited June 2014
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Swindon, Wilts
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Another jewel in the crown of Berwick. Take time out and take in some of the recent military history of Berwick. You will kick yourself if you miss this.

Visited June 2014
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“berwick Barracks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Spent a long time in the oldest part, reading about the early history of Berwick, very interesting and very well done. The memorials in the modern history section were very poignant.

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