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