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The Elizabethan Walls

Surrounding the old town, Berwick-upon-Tweed, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Just a pleasure to see and to learn from.

Plenty of information boards and the walk is really enjoyable. Such a pretty town! You get a very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Scotland, UK
Wonderful walk with outstanding views

I was lucky to get a very sunny day to walk the ramparts of this walled city - the paths are well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Surrounding the old town, Berwick-upon-Tweed, England
+44 370 333 1181
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Reviewed yesterday

Plenty of information boards and the walk is really enjoyable. Such a pretty town! You get a very good impression of the history and when the sun is shining it is breathtaking

Thank derbysteve
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was lucky to get a very sunny day to walk the ramparts of this walled city - the paths are well laid out and offer outstanding views out to sea and over the city. I was most impressed with this feature of Berwick-upon-Tweed -...More

Thank CharlesX
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

About a mile in length and free to visit. Good views from the defences....must have been a challenge to build!

Thank Andrew T
Reviewed 3 days ago

We came to Berwick-Upon-Tweed for a day trip and decided to walk the walls - they're truly magnificent and the views are wonderful. My husband and I enjoyed soaking it all in, the kids weren't so much interested, but at least it helped to tire...More

Thank AngusMum
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Not a big wall but worth a walk round to at least get your bearings for Warwick. Take a break out and walk to the end of the pier? It's spectacular viewing. You can hop on then back on to visit other bits of Berwick,...More

Thank keithcarolyork
Reviewed 1 week ago

We joined the guided walk from the library. Definitely recommended. The guide ,Derek Sharman ,is very knowledgeable and interesting.We learned a great deal . He also takes you into buildings that are usually closed to the public.

1  Thank mrsSFL
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went round the Elizabethan fortifications on a guided walk which leaves from the public library in Walkergate daily at 11 a.m. The walk is led by local historian Derek Sharman and what he doesn't know about Berwick is not worth knowing.

Thank Tony R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting walk along the old walls, with some good views. Kept two young kids interested for an hour, firing imaginary canons at boats and tourists.

Thank falconlock
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This a lovely walk that I have no problems recommending. Lovely views and lots of history. If you have kids you you need to keep your wit's about you. Big drops with no barriers in some parts.

Thank mike w
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking the city walls (ramparts) at Berwick is a unique and fascinating experience in England. They represent the height of Elizabethan military architecture and were constructed at astronomical cost but never had to withstand an attack from the Scots or (potentially) the French. Even if...More

Thank Bill H
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13 August 2017|
Response from Bryan D | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The walls and ramparts are one and the same but the castle is not. The castle is next to the train station and is basically ruins which you can only partially access. You can walk down to the river and up to the castle... More
7 July 2016|
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Response from AlcalaGirl2013 | Reviewed this property |
You can take as much or as little time as you wish, an hour or so, and ideal for all walkers as you can choose your own pace and enjoy the beautiful scenery...
Alan H
12 February 2015|
Response from Willow W |
Hi Alan, There are many places to get onto the Walls - if you are a visitor by car, it's likely you'll park at B&M by Castlegate: nearby there are steps up onto the Walls, and this is also the first 'point of contact' if... More