Elizabethan Walls

Berwick's imposing Elizabethan Walls are an iconic feature of the town. Why and how were they built and by whom? This walk will help answer some of these questions and many more. Built at a time of uncertainty, this was the most expensive project of Elizabeth’s reign and are unique in Britain. Today, a tour of these walls is the best way to see Berwick and get an overview of its past. In this video we will encounter conflicting consultants and medieval map-making and more. Led by local historian Jim Herbert, this walk gives an insight into the history of these unusual walls that encircle the town.

Please be aware that videos will open for viewing at 00:01 on 9th until 18th September 2022.

About the author 

Jim Herbert

Jim Herbert worked at Berwick Museum and Art Gallery for over twenty years. He now writes blog posts for Berwick Time Lines, conducts guided tours around Berwick and gives talks. He finds all periods of the Berwick’s history fascinating but his great love is Berwick Castle and the medieval walls which he has studied meticulously for many years.