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Berwick Barracks, sometimes known as Ravensdowne Barracks, is a former military installation of the British Army in Berwick-upon-Tweed, England. Built in the early 18th century to the design of the distinguished architect Nicholas Hawksmoor, the Barracks was among the first in England to be purpose built. The 'By Beat of Drum' exhibition gives you an insight into the life of the British infantryman from the Civil War to the First World War.


Attractions Near Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard

Royal Border Bridge
Royal Border Bridge0.85km from Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard

The Royal Border Bridge spans the River Tweed between Berwick-upon-Tweed and Tweedmouth in Northumberland, England. It 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 . 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. Despite its name, the bridge does not in fact span the border between England and Scotland, whic

Berwick Castle
Berwick Castle0.87km from Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard

Berwick Castle was a ruined 12th-century castle built by David I of Scotland but, alongside the town, it regularly changed hands between the English and Scots. In 1292 Edward I declared his verdict on the Scottish succession within the castle's Great Hall. Much of the fortification was destroyed by the construction of the railway in the nineteenth century. The magnificent defences of Berwick testify to the important role played by the town throughout history.

Spittal Beach
Spittal Beach1.42km from Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard

Spittal beach is a sandy beach with shallow water at high tide on the southern side of Tweed estuary. Its Coast Path runs down from Berwick to Holy Island and beyond that down to Druridge Bay. The beach is backed by a promenade and seaside shops.Visitors have been coming here since the 18th century, when Spittal was a popular spa and bathing resort.

Cocklawburn Beach
Cocklawburn Beach5.48km from Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard

This stunning, sand and rock, beach, backed by grassy dunes, lies on the North Sea coast, between Berwick and the Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve. It was one of te he iconic attractions in this area with outstanding natural beauty and is famous with walkers. This beach is a great spot to come for long, windswept walks, to admire the big, open sky and beautiful seascapes.

Union Bridge
Union Bridge6.99km from Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard

The Union Chain Bridge links England and Scotland, crossing the River Tweed between Horncliffe in Northumberland and Fishwick in Berwickshire. This is supposedly the oldest suspension bridge in the world still in use by road traffic and at the time of its building was the longest suspension bridge in the world and the first to carry road traffic.

Norham Castle
Norham Castle10.99km from Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard

Norham Castle was built in 1121 by Ranulph Flambard, Bishop of Durham to protect the extensive land owned by the church in the region. It is a Grade I listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The castle saw much action during the wars between England and Scotland.

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