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Daisy on guard


The cat!
















Long before England and Scotland were united in 1603 Berwick-upon-Tweed was a border town which changed hands fourteen times between 1174 and 1482.During Elizabethan times there was the continued threat from the Scots so Elizabeth I built fortifications around the town. These fortifications remain today and one of the main attractions is to walk the walls.

But before we did that we visited the Berwick Barracks. The barracks began in 1717 were one of the first purpose built barracks in England. Within the barracks there were three museums. The first was on the history of the Scottish Regiment. The second was on the history of the armed forces in England which was fascinating. Daisy was not sure about the stuffed cat in one of the displays! The final museum was on the history of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

We then walked around the walls of the town getting great vistas out to sea, across the River Tweed, the town and the three bridges spanning the Tweed. We also saw vistas which had been painted by LS Lowry a favourite artist of Heather’s. It was certainly a good walk.

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