Railway Viaduct, Berwick-upon-Tweed

Rebecca: School Student

This picture shows me with Robert Stephenson’s Royal Border Railway Viaduct in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

For hundreds of years Berwick has changed hands between England and Scotland, until the river Tweed officially became the border between the two countries.

The Royal Border Viaduct carries the East Coast main line railway on 28 arches, 32 metres above the river. This cost £253,00 to build and was opened by Queen Victoria on 29th of August 1850

I was attracted to the viaduct as it is such a huge, awe-inspiring structure situated in a tiny town.