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Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard

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Vikinglongboat wrote a review Oct 2020
Derby, United Kingdom33 contributions6 helpful votes
Interesting to see if you are in the town and have an hour to spare. As others have said, only one museum section open which is disappointing and also only one toilet cubicle open too during our visit which is far from ideal but it's a piece of military history that you can absorb yourself in for an hour or so despite there being not really that much there. Staff friendly and helpful and there is a pay a car park in the square opposite which requires you to display a parking disc that you pay the machine for.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Christine M wrote a review Oct 2020
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom98 contributions21 helpful votes
Visited along with other places of interest as we made the most of out visit. Travelled from woodhorn where staying. Fabulous day. Enjoyed our visit to the barracks. Not as interesting as expected but worth the visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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John F wrote a review Oct 2020
Claypole, United Kingdom598 contributions291 helpful votes
The Barracks has to be one of Berwick’s top attraction. Not anything very striking to see, but it’s history is interesting. There is a museum in one building where exhibits are supported by story boards. But the presentation is bland and uninspiring. Run by English Heritage it needs the kind of makeover they have applied elsewhere to make the most of what they have, to bring the place alive, and better present the interesting story that is presently lost in outdated storyboards through more interactive story telling techniques. Personally I would hate having to take children here when I feel there is a great opportunity to give them a real insight into the history of the Barracks and it’s place in history but sadly lost. Were we not members of EH and so getting in free, I think I’d feel rather cheated.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Gina W wrote a review Oct 2020
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Took quite a while to gain entrance. Even though we were sitting outside and the only visitors at the time we had to book via phone and the technology let us down. Great place, though. Jane Austen lovers will appreciate the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century details. Large car park directly opposite and a very brief walk to the city walls. Friendly and helpful receptionist/guide. Recommend but book first using a laptop.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Madalyn H wrote a review Sep 2020
Huddersfield, United Kingdom1,476 contributions291 helpful votes
Interesting buildings and exhibition, (note only the English Heritage exhibition is open at present, all others closed). Good to be inside the courtyard to appreciate the vastness of the site. Visited as English Heritage members - may not have paid to visit currently.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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