Paxton House, Gallery & Country Park
Paxton House, Gallery & Country Park


Rather interesting Berwick-upon-Tweed facts

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Did you know that Berwick-upon-Tweed has changed hands between the English and Scots on 14 different occasions.

Did you know that Berwick-upon-Tweed was officially at war with Russia for 110 years as the border town frequently changed hands between England and Scotland over the centuries it was usually referred to as a separate entity in all State documents. At the outbreak of the Crimean War , Britain declared war on Russia in the name of Britain, Ireland, Berwick-upon-Tweed and all British Dominions. But when the war ended two years later in 1856 , the Paris Peace Treaty omitted Berwick. So Berwick was technically at war with Russia until 1966 when a Soviet official, made aware of the situation, visited the town to declare peace.

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