An introduction to Berwick upon Tweed

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    Berwick has always stirred emotions and has been inspiring residents and visitors alike for hundreds of years. Changing hands between England and Scotland 13 times in the period 1147 and 1482, Berwick was the most fiercely contested settlement in the world after Jerusalem. The marks left by those troubled times can still be found today and the town's fabric continues to speak of a deep and complex history. Some of that history is obvious like the Elizabethan defences begun in 1558 and today the only intact set of defences from the period in the UK. Others are less obvious including the remnants of the ruined castle or the earlier Edwardian ramparts. But it is not just the history that brings visitors to Berwick and the Borders. Natural beauty abounds and the town's location on the tweed surrounded by wonderful views and open country continue to attract artists with a series of galleries and artists in residence, including the Berwick Film Festival and Gymnasium Gallery with its renowned Fellowship programme.
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 9 years, 4 months ago
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