The Petryk's Round-The-World Adventure 2007/2008 travel blog

Our room at Tweed View B & B

View of Marygate Street from the Wall of the Town

Cannon at Cumberland Bastion

Cemetery at Cromwellian Parsih Church

Back of Cromwellian Parish Curch and Cemetery

Inside the Cromwellian Parish Church

V iew of city buildings and gardens

Lighthouse overlooking the North Sea

Brdige over RIver Tweed

Train Trestle Bridge over River Tweed

The Cobbled Yard Hotel

Exterior view of Tweed View B & B

The Castle Pub

Berwick-Upon-Tweed Railway Station

The Pilot Inn Pub

"Jam Session" at The Pilot Inn Pub

This morning we got back on the train and headed further north to Berwick-Upon-Tweed, a quaint little town of about 26,000 people. Upon our arrival, we found a wonderful B & B just across from the train station owned by Liz & Graham Thompson. After seeing our room we dropped off our packs and explored the small town, which also has a wall around it....they boast that it is the most complete walled city in all of England, and they say that the town changed hands from Scottish to English many times and eventually wound up being English (the town is only 3 miles from the Scottish border). There were spectacular views from the wall which was easier to walk than the one in York......Barb didn't really like the one in York as it had no guard rail on the one side and the drop to ground level was about twenty feet or so......again, there were numerous historical buildings and other sites including the town hall, the Cromwellian Parish Church with a cemetery that had graves dating back to the mid 1700's that we could see as well as more Pub's and shops galore. We were out walking when we bumped into a gentleman who was taking his dog, Jack into the Castle Pub. Around Europe, dogs are allowed into a lot of establishments. Anyways, this fellow told us about "music night" at a pub called the Pilot Inn which was just around the corner where local musicians came to jam on Thursday nights. Barb and I went down to the pub and enjoyed a nite out with a couple of pints and the locals while listening to some great Celtic, Irish and even French Canadian (for our benefit) was quite nice. The locals who played talked to us all night including Jim, the former mayor of Berwick, who played the harmonica and who had brought with him about fifteen of his collection of hundreds and hundreds that he said he owned. The whole group has been playing here on Thursday nights for some fifteen years and made us feel like we fit right in.....wished wecould stay here longer but we saw everything there was to see (twice) and so we retired for the night......

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