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Berwick-upon-Tweed: I walked the walls unawares.

by favepeep on June 13, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Berwick-upon-Tweed is England's most dramatic walled town, standing right at the northern-most tip of Northumberland. Just a stone’s throw from Scotland, the town has a turbulent history-- during 300 years of border warfare the town changed hands between Scotland and England 13 times. History can be revisited by walking the Elizabethan Walls that completely encircle the town.

My husband and I came to Berwick-upon-Tweed serendipitously; unacquainted with its past and its walls. We checked into an out-of-the-way bed and breakfast where our hostess plied us with biscuits, tea and stories. After traveling around Britain, we were glad to have a couple days off to rejuvenate.

Not until years later did I learn about Berwick-upon-Tweed’s walls and their significance. They had been protecting the town for centuries yet while there we were oblivious of their existence. Thinking about it today, the walls remind me of the things and people we encounter, rush past, through, around and over during the course of our lives. The things that we miss; the people we don’t notice.


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