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Union Suspension Bridge

Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1XQ, England
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Interesting piece of history, sadly currently closed

You can still drive right down to the bridge to view it, but it is currently closed so you cannot... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
GeorgeandVerity
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Halifax, West Yorkshire
Amazing experience driving over to Scotland

I saw that you could drive over the bridge to Scotland on tv and decided that this was a ‘must do... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Peggyivy
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1XQ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can still drive right down to the bridge to view it, but it is currently closed so you cannot drive over. They are trying to raise funds to do the necessary restoration so it may be quite a while until it is reopened.

Thank GeorgeandVerity
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I saw that you could drive over the bridge to Scotland on tv and decided that this was a ‘must do’ So cross we did, holding our breath as we passed between the posts. Glad I went in my Up! Rather than the 4 x4...More

Thank Peggyivy
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Interesting & unusual way of crossing from England into Scotland. Superb piece of early Civil Engineering.

Thank NorthWalesSaint
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Reviewed 24 February 2018

My husband and I went to the Chain bridge honey farm and found the first bridge that was built over the river Tweed, that was a brilliant piece of history as we drove down the hill from the English border we found that 1 vehicle...More

Thank dottyann007
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

We visited the area and found out through a leaflet at our cottage about the Honey Farm and the Union Bridge. What a find! The bridge is a reminder of history and just how ingenious suspension bridges actually are! Adults and children loved it. We...More

Thank Amy W
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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Great day out, good bridge to see and walk across crossing into Scotland/England depending on which way you cross. Lots of tracks around to walk along on a pleasant day. Honey farm just up the way have not visited As yet but hood reviews

Thank thomas441
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Reviewed 2 November 2017

A bridge which is an important hisoric link between Scotland and England which is still widely used today. The bridge is in need of some up keep, but there is plenty news saying that the funding has been raised and the work will be starting...More

Thank Colin M
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

one end England the other Scotland this bridge is still in use despite it being the first suspension chain bridge. The area around it is lovely with other attractions nearby its well worth a walk across

Thank CubleyHall
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

This bridge is about to have £7 million spent on its upkeep. Meanwhile, it is an interesting historical link between Scotland and England. You can walk or drive over it and combine a visit with the Honey Farm

Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Visited here as we were on a caravan site near by.the bridge is needing some repair work done to it, but, it was good to visit and see a bit of history bridge was built in the early 1800 s

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Kaylee A
27 August 2017|
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Response from tweedsider | Reviewed this property |
You can if you are fit and a keen walker - it is about 5 miles from Berwick Town Centre. If you have the time and energy, go out on the Paxton Road, and return by way of the English side, it's a round trip of about 12 miles.
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Paula B
2 June 2016|
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Yes, you can!
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