Berwick Barracks

Northumberland | Berwick-upon-Tweed | Barracks & museums | ★★★

[Berwick Barracks]

This 18th century complex in Berwick-upon-Tweed is England's earliest purpose built barracks, and the main tourist attraction of this important border town. Designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor, over 600 troops were stationed here from 1721, but it declined in importance after the failed 1745 Jacobite rebellion. The last regiment to be in residence was the King's Own Scottish Borderers (KOSB) up until 1963. Today, the main features of the barracks are no fewer than three museums: one about the barracks themselves, one for the KOSB, and one for the town itself. How long you should allocate to each one probably depends on your own interests.

[By Beat of Drum exhibition]

📌 Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard ★★★
Parade, 5-min walk east of Berwick-upon-Tweed town centre, G.R.: NU 001531 ///forces.tune.school
Opening times for 2020 TBC | £5.20 adult / £3.10 child / free for English Heritage members

[Berwick Museum and Art Gallery]

[King's Own Scottish Borderers Museum]

[Berwick Barracks]

[Berwick Barracks]

[By Beat of Drum exhibition]

[By Beat of Drum exhibition]

[Berwick Museum and Art Gallery]

[King's Own Scottish Borderers Museum]

[King's Own Scottish Borderers Museum]

[Berwick Barracks]

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