Berwick Town Walls

For the 14-15 years we’ve lived here we’ve never done a complete wall walk around Berwick.  So Saturday after a great football game (Wooler Juniors won 4-1 – YES!) we headed north east to Berwick, despite a few grumps from the Xbox addict.

I took loads more photos but it seems the UV filter has been scratched (I lost the lens cap somewhere on Hadrian’s Wall) and the photos have marks on them – I need to get it replaced asap.

Here are the two road bridges.  The one at the front built in 1603 on the command of James I of England / James VI of Scotland – apparently he was not impressed at the wooden structure he had to cross on his way to his English coronation and commanded a stone bridge to be constructed. This bridge is still in use.  Behind this is the main road bridge built in the 1920’s.  There’s also a railway bridge, don’t think you can see that.

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Here you can see the shape of the walls, more information here (though why “Undiscovered Scotland” has a page on an English town?….. its been a long story and many battles for control of this area and its not over yet!) and more info here and here.

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Guns protecting the harbour and the entrance to the River Tweed.

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Looking down on the town.

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I was teased about this one – more building textures and doors.  After the pictures I took in France its now a standing joke with DS.

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