Berwick Castle

Northumberland, England

City/Town/Village: Berwick-Upon-Tweed
District: Northumberland
County: Northumberland
Latitude/Longitude: 55.7734, -2.01102
Postcode: TD15 1NF
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the castle)


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Berwick Castle is an important 12th century stone keep and courtyard fortress, founded by King David I. Standing against the steep slope of the River Tweed, its high curtain wall, flanked by nine towers, protected a range of magnificent inner buildings. In 1296-8, King Edward I had the castle rebuilt and the town fortified and in the 16th century, the walls were strengthened with the addition of two semi-circular artillery flanking towers, one at the rivers edge and the other on the angle of the curtain wall. After centuries of border conflict, the building of the Elizabethan Ramparts isolated the castle and then in 1847, the building of the railway levelled all the remaining buildings and walls, expect the west curtain wall and the stepped White Wall, with its spectacular Breakneck Stairs.

Berwick Castle is a Listed Building. Here's what the official description says about it:

840 Ruins of the Constable
Tower (Part of Berwick
NT 9953E 10/172 1.8.52.
The Constable Tower (probably C13) exists fragmentally in the
grounds of Castle Vale Hotel. AM.

Listing NGR: NT9940653338

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