Visit to Union Bridge

Visit to Union Bridge POSTPONED

Join SPAB Scotland and the Friends of Union Chain Bridge to look at the live works to dismantle the bridge.

04/04/2020 - 04/04/2020
General Interest
Chain Bridge Honey Farm
United Kingdom


Event details


Union Chain Bridge, Berwick-upon-Tweed TD15 1XQ

£5 per person

On the 200 year anniversary, join The Friends of Union Bridge and SPAB Scotland on a visit to the Union Chain Bridge. Following successful campaigning and fundraising missions, the 1820 wrought iron suspension bridge is undergoing extensive repair works. The unique conservation approach involves the complete dismantling and rebuilding of the bridge. With a guided tour by a member of The Friends, we will hear about how the structure was built, the repair progress and proposals, the challenges that the campaign faced, and the desires for the future of Captain Samuel Brown’s Union Chain Bridge. 

There will be activities for children at the Honey Pot Cafe, including the opportunity to build their own bridges. Refreshments can be purchased at the Honey Pot Cafe before and after the walking tour to the site. 

Public transport to the site is difficult, so please indicate if you require assistance arranging transport by emailing


Multiple bookings
As long as there is space on the event, we usually allow you to book for both yourself and a guest. When completing the booking form, you will be asked to select the number of people and put in your own details on the first page, then to put in your second person's details on the next page. The event fee shown on each of these pages is for the individual person - you will be shown the total amount due once you get to the summary page.

About SPAB Scotland
Members of the SPAB living and working in Scotland decided to form their own semi-autonomous group in 1995. Scotland has its own building traditions, architectural language and property laws, all of which are best dealt with locally. All members of the SPAB residing in Scotland are automatically members of SPAB Scotland.

Booking Terms & Conditions

Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.

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