Take a tour around historic Berwick, hear tales of the town’s history and explore sites rarely open. Discover the iconic medieval & Elizabethan walls, explore an original 18th century gunpowder magazine and find out why Berwick needed its ice houses.
Sitting astride the River Tweed, Berwick-upon-Tweed is a small town with a mighty history. The legacy of its industry and trade can still be found, surrounded by the medieval and Elizabethan ramparts, a result of centuries of warfare along the English-Scottish border.

Especially for Heritage Open Days, normally inaccessible sites around the town are being opened to the public, including medieval towers, the gunpowder magazine and an original ice house that was central to the town’s vibrant fishing industry. This

Berwick Unlocked walk is an opportunity to see behind closed doors to Berwick’s history.

Join local tour guide Alexander Mobbs from Rambling Historian for a special ‘Berwick Unlocked’ tour delving into Berwick’s history and visiting each of the specially opened sites. Along the way you’ll learn about how Berwick changed hands between England and Scotland, see how Berwick became a major trading port, and find out about the town’s connections with L.S Lowry.

Begin the tour at the quayside for the full walk or join at any of the Heritage Open Day sites around the walls as the tour arrives. This is an exciting opportunity to unlock the rich heritage and history of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Dates & Prices


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Saturday Saturday 16/09/2023 13:30pm 13:30pm Saturday Saturday 16/09/2023 15:30pm 15:30pm
Sunday Sunday 17/09/2023 13:30pm 13:30pm Sunday Sunday 17/09/2023 15:30pm 15:30pm