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“A nice walk”

The Elizabethan Walls
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Having recently visited Berwick, we decided to walk around the town walls. They offer a very nice walk and you can easily pass a few hours. The views are lovely too.
Suitable for kids as well (as long as you don't let them get too close to the edge!!)

Thank k t
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Reviewed April 9, 2013

The Elizebethan walls of Berwick are a well kepy secret and on a wild and windy day they make for an exhilirating Sunday walk- especially if you extend your stroll along the berwick Pier. The pier is 900 yards long and gives you the cahnce, when a big sea is running, to feel as if you are out on the water wit waves crashing into the walls of this ancient protector of Berwick Harbour. If you are feeling fit, stretch out for another 3 miles or so back along the tweed under the railway viaduct and enjoy the tranquility of the royal swans in the river and some excellent vies back to the harbour mouth. Especially on a wild day when the snow showers arer blowig in from the North sea on a bitter easterly wind. It's what makes you glad to be alive!

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Reviewed April 3, 2013 via mobile

Broke our journey here on a long trip from up North. First impressions of Berwick weren't great, tatty market stalls, too much traffic and hard to work out where the nice bits are.

Joined the Walls at the river (above the youth hostel/cafe) and got a much better feel of the town. Basically a pleasant, level walk on quite wide and flat paths, with some good views and heritage thrown in. Plenty of other entry points (and free in case anyone is wondering). Some helpful interpretation boards too.

Parents of younger children should be aware of steep, unfenced drops off the grassy outer wall rampart in the North East section - wouldn't expect a drop there so watch out!

Didn't go in but the barracks you pass en-route look reasonably interesting and the nearby parish church is also worth a peek. The town though is a few twinkles short of being a gem. It's ok and has some plus points - chiefly the Walls - but a bit underwhelming.

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Reviewed March 18, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely gentle walk around the town. If you want to go to the museum on the way around the walk, make sure you go between April and September... otherwise it's shut! Great views out to sea along one part of the walk.

Thank Louise M
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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.

Thank MountainFrancis
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