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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Friday, 25 October 2013

Berwick- upon-Tweed

Royal Border (railway) Bridge
Berwick- upon-Tweed is a town that has a history of being fought over. In 1080 the Scots took control of Berwick from the Anglo Saxon kingdom of Northumbria. For the next 500 years it was often raided and  beseiged and the town changed hands many times between the English and the Scots. Since  1482 it has stayed under the jurisdiction of England.



Royal Tweed Bridge


It is a situated just 4km South of the Scottish border and is the Northern most town in England. It is known for its medieval walls surrounding the town and the Elizabethan ramparts.





Remains of the fortress and gun bastions


These barracks are the oldest in England dating back to 1717-21





The garrison needed a constant supply of gunpowder and this magazine was built in 1750 to protect the explosives from attack or accident.
Part of the walls


Where the River Tweed meets the sea



Linking with 'Weekend reflections'

20 comments:

  1. Very interesting. Isn't the railway bridge fantastic.

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  2. Another little bit of history you have filled me in on. Sounds like an very interesting town.

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  3. Love this! That old lighthouse captured my imagination, along with the old fortress. :-)

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  4. wonderful travel photos and post for reflections ~ carol

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  5. loved the bridge reflections. :)

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  6. Those are gorgeous bridges and the one with the reflection is quite nice. :-)

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  7. Nice discovery in your compagny !

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  8. Great pics. The bridges are quite beautiful.

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  9. The Royal Border railway Bridge looks like an old Roman viaduct. It must be a beautiful, yet cold, part of the UK.

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  10. I especially love the lighthouse

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  11. Great post!
    «Louis» thanks you for your visit to San Francisco Bay Daily Photo. He invites you to link this post to his "Sunday Bridges" meme that opens at 22h00m central Europe time Saturday evening.

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  12. Another informative collection. Great shots. I am still blown away with some of those dates :).

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  13. a neat fortress. i like the bridge and reflection shot a lot. :)

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  14. Love that long railroad bridge. Good thing the English and the Scots finally learned to get along....

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  15. You have make beautiful photos!
    Greetings, RW & SK

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  16. What a beautiful tour ! It seems to me that I have seen this bridge on my tour through the UK.

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  17. So green and beautiful and an amazing railway bridge. Gosh.

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  18. Thanks for the interesting history... I enjoyed reading this... Love the bridges and the reflection.. AND--I loved seeing the lighthouse.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  19. Nice informative post!!
    The place looking beautiful and greenery in your photos.
    Thanks for sharing.

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