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Earliest vehicular suspension bridge in Britain

Union Bridge or Chain Bridge built in 1820 designed by Captain Samuel Brown is the earliest... read more

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Bridge between countries

Just 5mins from the Honey Farm - excellent example of Victorian engineering and incredible views of... read more

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Reviewed August 7, 2018

When opened in 1820 this was the longest wrought iron suspension bridge in the world. With a span of 137 m (so it's said) it crosses the River Tweed linking England and Scotland. Take care if you're crossing by car - the bollards are narrow. Park at the nearby Honey Farm and walk across enjoying views of the river and feel the bridge 'bounce' as others walk and drive across. Great industrial heritage deserving of maintenance and repair. Riverside walks start here.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Be in England on one side and Scotland on the other , wonderful feat of engineering , be warned - bollards at the start of the crossing are very tight - but you can negotiate them with care - or walk across as we did !

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

We were perhaps fortunate that the bridge had re-opened and we could drive across from Scotland into England. It obviously needs some repairs so that this historic link can be maintained. There are beautiful views from the bridge back towards Paxton House. This ancient bridge is definitely worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 23, 2018

You can still drive right down to the bridge to view it, but it is currently closed so you cannot drive over. They are trying to raise funds to do the necessary restoration so it may be quite a while until it is reopened.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

I saw that you could drive over the bridge to Scotland on tv and decided that this was a ‘must do’ So cross we did, holding our breath as we passed between the posts. Glad I went in my Up! Rather than the 4 x4 who went across before me. The bridge is a brilliant piece of engineering. I’m only sorry I haven’t done this before on one of the many occasions I’ve visited the nearby honey farm

Date of experience: April 2018
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