I spent a day wandering around sunny Berwick earlier this week with my camera. Lovely little town, great friendly people and a selection of wonderful bridges. One thing I didnt like too much was the amount of traffic in the city centre all day. It felt dangerous crossing main roads.
Another great thing was the Town Walls and Ramparts said to be the finest in Europe and I find that hard to disagree with. I will make a seperate page for photos of the Town walls as there would be too many photos on this page. Berwick Town Walls
Royal Border BrdigeRoyal Border Bridge is a Grade I listed railway viaduct built between 1847 and 1850, when it was opened by Queen Victoria. The engineer who designed it was Robert Stephenson (son of George Stephenson). It was built for the York, Newcastle and Berwick Railway and is still in regular use today, as part of the East Coast Main Line. More at Wikipedia
Royal Tweed BridgeThe Royal Tweed Bridge is a road bridge crossing the River Tweed. It was intended to divert traffic from the 17th century Berwick Bridge, and until the 1980s it formed part of the A1 road, the main route from London to Edinburgh. However, the construction of the A1 River Tweed Bridge to the west of Berwick has since reduced the Royal Tweed Bridge's importance.
Berwick(Old) BridgeBerwick Bridge is a Grade I listed stone bridge built between 1611 and 1624. More at Wikipedia
General View of Bridges
Wallace Green Council Office
The Pier and Pier Road
Castle Vale Park
Holy Trinity Church
Church StreetThe first two photos are of the Police Station. Such a tight angle it was difficult to photograph.
Castle RuinsThe castle's location in the hotly disputed border country between England and Scotland made it one of the most important strongholds in the British Isles, and it enjoyed an eventful history. As a major tactical objective in the region, the castle was captured by both the English and Scots on a number of occasions and frequently sustained substantial damage. More at Wikipedia - Berwick Castle
Berwick BarracksMore photos of Berwick Barracks will appear on the Town Walls page coming soon after this one.
Statue of Lady Jeringham wife of a late 19thC member of Parliament
The Leaping Salmon Inn - once a school