Berwick Castle Tour

Berwick Railway Station, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland

Berwick Castle was one of the most important fortresses during the Anglo-Scottish Wars. Probably built by the Scottish King David about 1124, it held his royal mint and was the scene of a decision made by Edward I that would make legends.

Discover a forgotten Jacobean palace and find out if the railway really demolished the castle. Local historian, Jim Herbert takes you on a tour pointing out the many tantalising clues that can be found and pieces its story together.

Event Times

Friday 16 September: 10:00, 14:00

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
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Booking opens: 15 August 2022 09:00
Booking closes: 16 September 2022 08:00

Access: Lots of steps and steep slopes. Some uneven ground. Please wear sensible footwear. Not suitable for wheelchair users.

COVID-19 Considerations: This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information

Max 25 people per tour/session. Walk lasts about one hour If you can't manage to come to Berwick to take part in the walk, have a look at our online version available on - Contact for the day: Jim Herbert - 07595 465284

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Meet on Railway Street at the approach to Berwick Railway Station.

Organised by

Berwick Heritage Open Days

About the author 

Jim Herbert

Jim Herbert worked at Berwick Museum and Art Gallery for over twenty years. He now writes blog posts for Berwick Time Lines, conducts guided tours around Berwick and gives talks. He finds all periods of the Berwick’s history fascinating but his great love is Berwick Castle and the medieval walls which he has studied meticulously for many years.