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“A nice way to break a long drive”

The Elizabethan Walls
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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“A nice way to break a long drive”
Reviewed March 11, 2013

It was just a small detour off the A1 to get to Berwick on a journey from Hertfordshire to Glasgow and the drive over the bridge that spans the mouth of the Tweed was a good foretaste of quite a dramatic little walk for a Saturday afternoon. I have always meant to stop off and see this town that plays in the Scottish league but has been English for centuries and wish I had done so sooner. It was easy to find somewhere to park (and at no cost), a short walk and we were up on the walls, plenty of information boards and wide views. As it exposed make sure you have warm clothing and expect to hear the East Coast mainline trains regularly as they chug across the town beyond the river. At the north west end we descended to the town and walked back through the shopping area to complete the southern end before we started the rest of the journey refreshed.

Visited February 2013
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Ayrshire
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Walled Walk”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Was a lovely walk round the outskirts of the town. Very insightful and would recommend if going to Berwick with no knowledge of the palce. Great walk if you have a dog, as they can run freely and plenty of dog poop bins.

Visited March 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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“Great walk”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

On a lovely peaceful sunny morning walked round the walls thinking about the town's history and the numerous battles fought as the town alternated between Scotland to England

Visited February 2013
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Inverness, UK
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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“Breezy walk”
Reviewed February 25, 2013

It was good to feel the size of the fortifications on a walk around the centre of the historic town.

Visited February 2013
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Dalton-in-Furness, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
30 attraction reviews
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“Brilliant wall walk”
Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

The walk was a revelation. We had decided to 'add' Berwick as an afterthought having visited Lindisfarne, Dunstanburgh and Bamburgh. All had been great but we'd completed city wall walks all over the world and were pretty blasé about what looked like a short basic walk. Totally wrong. We walked on a sunny day in February, cold but clear. The Elizabethan and pre Elizabethan defences were very well explained, the walls easily accessible, the views exceptional out to sea, up to the King James bridge, above the Cromwellian parish church, above barracks and adjacent to wonderful stone architecture which really reflects the commercial wealth of the Salmon industry. To top it, we hadn't known that it was one of LS Lowry's favourite towns and there are plates of his town paintings as you go round. All in all a great experience and then easy to pop into one of the many inviting coffee shops (we chose the one built into the Town Hall). Lots of car parks available and allow up to two hours parking to enjoy the Walls properly - and have a refreshment break.

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