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Union Suspension Bridge

Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1XQ, England
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1820 WROUGHT IRON SUSPENSION BRIDGE

When opened in 1820 this was the longest wrought iron suspension bridge in the world. With a span... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
al b
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Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
Not to be missed !

Be in England on one side and Scotland on the other , wonderful feat of engineering , be warned... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
maggieg354
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Lancashire, United Kingdom
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Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1XQ, England
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"bollards"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When opened in 1820 this was the longest wrought iron suspension bridge in the world. With a span of 137 m (so it's said) it crosses the River Tweed linking England and Scotland. Take care if you're crossing by car - the bollards are narrow....More

Thank al b
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Be in England on one side and Scotland on the other , wonderful feat of engineering , be warned - bollards at the start of the crossing are very tight - but you can negotiate them with care - or walk across as we did...More

Thank maggieg354
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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We were perhaps fortunate that the bridge had re-opened and we could drive across from Scotland into England. It obviously needs some repairs so that this historic link can be maintained. There are beautiful views from the bridge back towards Paxton House. This ancient bridge...More

2  Thank Lordofthemiles
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Reviewed 24 May 2018

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.

1  Thank GeorgeandVerity
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 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

1  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 Dorothy P
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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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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
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Yes, you can!
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