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Royal Border Bridge

| River Tweed, Near the Castle and Station, Berwick-upon-Tweed, England
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One of the "Hundred to see before you die"

Until 1850, when this was completed, travellers to the north of the Tweed had to leave the train at... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Anthony D
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Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
A beautiful structure

An excellent structure with adequate seating on both sides affording an unrivalled view both up and... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
Norman B
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New Mills, United Kingdom
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| River Tweed, Near the Castle and Station, Berwick-upon-Tweed, England
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Until 1850, when this was completed, travellers to the north of the Tweed had to leave the train at its terminus at Tweedmouth, cross the packhorse bridge (Berwick "Old" Bridge) to Berwick, to travel onwards. It is without doubt George Stevenson's masterpiece, and provides an...More

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

An excellent structure with adequate seating on both sides affording an unrivalled view both up and down the magnificent Tweed

Thank Norman B
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

One of Britain's greatest railway bridges, it spans the River Tweed and is magnificent both on the train and fro the road bridge in Berwick. Good for photos too.

Thank Ian K
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We had a good walk by the river and took in the Royal Border Bridge on a cold morning at the End of December. It was a good way to get warm. The walk was very good and gave us a good close up view...More

Thank Dan-Barnes87
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Reviewed 27 December 2017

The Royal Border Bridge spans the River Tweed between Berwick and Tweedmouth and is a spectacular piece of architecture designed by Robert Stevenson (Son of George Stevenson). It is a Grade 1 listed railway viaduct constructed between 1847 and 1850. It is a wonderful bridge...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2017

The Royal Border Bridge is an impressive piece of engineering from whichever way you view it. The walk along the New Road from the town takes you along the river and under the bridge. At sunset, the sun lights the bridge from the west and...More

Thank LadyinBeds
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Well interpreted at the railway station and at the information boards beneath the bridge arches on the town trail. A temporary wooden bridge was built around 1847 and replaced in 1850 by the magnificent Royal Border Bridge that was opened by Queen Victoria. The bridge...More

Thank Rossergruffydd
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

Watching the main line trains crossing this bridge into Berwick station is exciting, especially at night with the speciality lighting

Thank Andrew D
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Beautiful stone built Stephenson (Robert, son of George) 28 span bridge. Though not the border it will soon be.

Thank Calum D
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Spectacular bridge during the day, but worth making the effort to see at night when a clever light show shows it off in a completely different, er, light.

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