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SCOTTISH / ENGLISH BORDERS.

Berwick, Dunbar, St. Abbs, Coldstream, Bamburgh..

DUNBAR SCOTLAND.  Statue of John Muir.

DUNBAR SCOTLAND. Statue of John Muir.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED  Rail station. Trains to London and Edinburgh.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED Rail station. Trains to London and Edinburgh.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED    War memorial.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED War memorial.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED  Town Wall in town centre.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED Town Wall in town centre.

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BERWICK-ON-TWEED  Ramparts looking at North Sea

BERWICK-ON-TWEED Ramparts looking at North Sea

BERWICK-ON-TWEED  Ramparts.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED Ramparts.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED  By the Ramparts.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED By the Ramparts.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED. House on the Ramparts.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED. House on the Ramparts.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED  Town Wall.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED Town Wall.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED.    Old Barracks, said to the oldest in England.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED. Old Barracks, said to the oldest in England.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED  .Strange name !

BERWICK-ON-TWEED .Strange name !

BERWICK-ON-TWEED  Side of Town Hall in Marygate.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED Side of Town Hall in Marygate.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED In Marygate

BERWICK-ON-TWEED In Marygate

BERWICK-ON-TWEED  Town Hall Clock.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED Town Hall Clock.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED   Town Centre.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED Town Centre.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED.  The Leaping Salmon Pub.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED. The Leaping Salmon Pub.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED...Road bridge to left , and to the right the rail bridge.over the river Tweed.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED...Road bridge to left , and to the right the rail bridge.over the river Tweed.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED  ;From Town Wall looking  towards the Town Hall.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED ;From Town Wall looking towards the Town Hall.

This trip was a 4 night stay in Berwick -on Tweed, England, staying at the Castle Hotel near the rail station. This was a pleasant comfy hotel, that served evening meals , so it served my needs. The painter L.S.Lowry stayed here in the 1930 s. ----------BERWICK-ON-TWEED ENGLAND..Castle Hotel opposite the rail station.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED ENGLAND..Castle Hotel opposite the rail station.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED  Castle hotel.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED Castle hotel.

BERWICK-ON-TWEED  Castle hotel

BERWICK-ON-TWEED Castle hotel

BERWICK-ON TWEED ENGLAND.Castle Hotel..Bar in the evening.

BERWICK-ON TWEED ENGLAND.Castle Hotel..Bar in the evening.

--------------------Berwick -on -tweed is a town in the county of Northumberland England. It is the most northerly town in England, at the mouth of the river Tweed. on the Scottish border. two and half miles north. 56 miles to Edinburgh and 345 miles to London. For 400 years or more ,the historic border between Scotland and England, as changed many times between the two countries. The last time was 1482 , back to England. Berwick has medieval town walls, and Elizabethan Ramparts. The old A1 main road used to pass through Berwick , today the A1 goes to the west of town. Berwick is on the East Coast main rail line. The Berwick football team plays in the SCOTTISH Lowland league. The rail bridge over the river is the Royal Border bridge designed by Robert Stephenson, built 1847- 1850. The Town Hall was built between 1754 and 1760. There are sandy beaches and lovely riverside walks. The nearest international airport is Newcastle. One of the Twin Towns is Berwick Pennsylvania U.S.A.-----------------------------------------------------A trip out was by bus to Dunbar on the East Coast of Scotland, on the North Sea. 30 miles from Edinburgh and 30 miles from Berwick. Dunbar is the birthplace of explorer and naturalist John Muir, the house he was born in ,is in the High Street. A statue of him is near the Town Clock. The ruin of Dunbar castle is from the 14th century near the harbour. There is a Lifeboat station in Dunbar. The town as three harbours, Broadhaven, Cromwell and Cromwell.-----DSCN0034

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DUNBAR SCOTLAND  High Street

DUNBAR SCOTLAND High Street

DUNBAR SCOTLAND.  Black Agnes pub.  Black Agnes was the Countess of Dunbar 1317 to 1369. She became  known for her heroic defence of Dunbar Castle.

DUNBAR SCOTLAND. Black Agnes pub. Black Agnes was the Countess of Dunbar 1317 to 1369. She became known for her heroic defence of Dunbar Castle.

DUNBAR. Castle at Victoria Harbour

DUNBAR. Castle at Victoria Harbour

DUNBAR Battery.

DUNBAR Battery.

DUNBAR SCOTLAND.

DUNBAR SCOTLAND.

DUNBAR SCOTLAND.

DUNBAR SCOTLAND.

DUNBAR SCOTLAND

DUNBAR SCOTLAND

----------------------------------------------------St. Abbs is a pretty fishing village on the Southeastern coast of Scotland. I arrived here by bus. Its name is from 1890 s ,before that it was called Colddingham.--------------There is a lovely harbour.---------------------------ST. ABBS. Community Centre , had a great cup of coffee.

ST. ABBS. Community Centre , had a great cup of coffee.

ST.ABBS SCOTLAND.Information centre.

ST.ABBS SCOTLAND.Information centre.

ST.ABBS Small fishing harbour.

ST.ABBS Small fishing harbour.

ST.ABBS SCOTLAND

ST.ABBS SCOTLAND

ST.ABBS SCOTLAND  Harbour and North Sea.

ST.ABBS SCOTLAND Harbour and North Sea.

ST.ABBS SCOTLAND.

ST.ABBS SCOTLAND.

ST.ABBS SCOTLAND

ST.ABBS SCOTLAND

ST.ABBS SCOTLAND

ST.ABBS SCOTLAND

----------------------- I took a bus ride to Coldstream from Berwick.. The bus goes along the English side of the river Tweed.then crosses the bridge into Coldstream Scotland. Coldstream is the home of the Coldstream Guards, a regiment in the British Army.COLDSTREAM SCOTLAND.

COLDSTREAM SCOTLAND.

COLDSTREAM SCOTLAND

COLDSTREAM SCOTLAND

COLDSTREAM SCOTLAND.Park near main street.

COLDSTREAM SCOTLAND.Park near main street.

---------------------Bamburgh castle is in a small village on the Northeast coast of England, i travelled by bus from Berwick.-----BAMBURGH CASTLE ENGLAND

BAMBURGH CASTLE ENGLAND

BAMBURGH CASTLE ENGLAND.

BAMBURGH CASTLE ENGLAND.

BAMBURGH CASTLE  ENGLAND Bus from Berwick.

BAMBURGH CASTLE ENGLAND Bus from Berwick.

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