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lots of history within the architecture as well as the human and historical history of the place... read more

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chris c
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Deeside, United Kingdom
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This is a must, we found Northumberland late in life, we live in Suffolk but if we lived closer we... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2018
mikemann16
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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Parade, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1DF, England
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All reviews own scottish borderers military history english heritage british army parade ground well worth a visit regimental museum town museum interesting exhibits great museum purpose built rainy day couple of hours on display entrance fee interesting visit few hours
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lots of history within the architecture as well as the human and historical history of the place and location plenty of parking too

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank chris c
Reviewed 31 October 2018

This is a must, we found Northumberland late in life, we live in Suffolk but if we lived closer we would visit more often, we love it.If you like history, walking, biking, beaches, good food, open air and castles this is the place for you!...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

A very interesting place to read about some of the forces history. Good guides on the wall with plenty of information and facts. Can bring home some of the harsh realities of all the wars we have been involved in. Not a complete day but...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank S6243PPrichardg
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Those who are interested in history, this is a must to visit. Gives you a lot of information about regiments and KOSB. Unfortunately, it is also a rude awakening for everybody that those who served are now homeless or unemployed moreso for those who were...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

For anyone at all interested in military history, this is certainly a 'must visit' site. The history of the KOSB from its founding days as Levens Regiment to its current merger with the Royal Scots to form the Royal Scots Borderers - 1st Battalion, Royal...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ian Y
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Not a full day out by any means, but well worth the admission price. Fascinating insight into local military history and military life in general with particular emphasis on the King's Own Scottish Borderers. These are the most expensive buildings maintained by English Heritage.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mike A
EnglishHeritageTA, HPS at Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2018

Thank you very much for your review! We have three museums on our site at Berwick Barracks, the King's Own Scottish Borderers Regimental Museum, the exhibition called By Beat of Drum, about the history of the British army, and the Town Museum. Our entrance fee...More

Reviewed 7 October 2018

As soon as you walk through the front gate and see the imposing courtyard with the cannons you get a real sense of military connections. The museum itself is really informative, particularly for military enthusiasts

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Blaine W
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

Just walking through the gatehouse oozes military atmosphere, the sense of a drill sergeant bringing you to attention in the large square ground. Each buildings around the square offers a different history from the Scottish v English wars to the present conflicts, filled with uniforms,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank missinformed
EnglishHeritageTA, HPS at Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2018

Thank you for such a lovely informative review of our Barracks and museums!

Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Spent an informative hour or more here and could have stayed longer. Very interesting with 3 exhibitions to see for a very reasonable entry fee. The only downside is that it would have been lovely to then sit and enjoy a cuppa but alas there...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile

Quite a large open space with the parade ground in the middle a few different thing to do but not a full day. Toilets an a gift shop. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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mick r
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Berwick Barracks is open 7 days a week from April to October.
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