Alnwick Castle & the Borders

DAY TOUR

Trip Info


Adult
from$79
Concession
from$75

Combine movie magic and historic wonder on this trip through the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. You will visit the picturesque seaside village of Bamburgh and take in the superb views of the 5th century Bamburgh Castle, staged dramatically above the beautiful beach. The real highlight of the day, however, is Alnwick Castle. 

This historic gem represents royal splendour and was a key filming location for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey. Lose yourself in tales of the past, and the enchantment of it all, on this journey between the border of Scotland and England. 

Highlights

  • Alnwick Castle
  • Beautiful Coastline Drive
  • Bamburgh and its Castle
  • Cross the border between Scotland and England

Inclusions

  • Local Scottish Guide
  • Audio Guides Available
  • WiFi

Explore More

  • Alnwick Castle entry (Reserve at the time of booking)

Full Refund

  • If cancelled more than 24 hours in advance

Carbon Neutral Tour

As of January 1st 2022, this tour will be carbon neutral. To help protect Scotland's nature, wildlife and community, we have developed a five-point Climate Action Plan to reduce our carbon emissions and support the transition towards a low carbon future. You can find out more about our carbon neutral tours here.

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"A beautiful day with a stop by the seaside village of Bamburgh and views of Bamburgh Castle. Our tour guide Gill was very knowledgeable about local and national history, local areas of interest and a great deal of fun."

Maureen, July 2019

Itinerary


We leave Edinburgh in the morning and head south to the Borders. On the way to England, you will see the gently rolling hills and dramatic coastlines of East Lothian. Our first stop is the beautiful coastal town Bamburgh. Take a stroll to the stunning beach and view the dramatic 5th century Bamburgh Castle sitting on a natural throne of volcanic dolerite.  

In the afternoon, we will meet the star of the show, Alnwick Castle. There is far too much to do here; admire large stately rooms and beautiful architecture, explore the spectacular gardens or learn a little about all the popular films and TV shows that have been filmed here. 

After spending time in Alnwick, we make our way back over the border and in to Scotland. On our drive home we’ll regale you with tales of the turbulent past before arriving into Edinburgh early evening. 

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ALNWICK CASTLE

The magnificent Alnwick castle was built 950 years ago. Its purpose was to control the perilous borders between Scotland and England. But now it’s renowned for more than bloody history. The expansive gardens are world famous, the art collection is unrivalled and the rooms are some of the finest examples of 19th-century Italianate design. 

Departure


Highland Explorer Tours Office

60 High Street (The Royal Mile)
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 1TB

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Departure Time

Please check in at 08.00am for the tour departure at 08.15am.

Return Time

Tour returns at 5.30pm.

 

Please note: 

From the 1st of April 2023 all tours from Edinburgh will depart and end at:

Edinburgh Bus Station 
St. Andrews Square 
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 3DQ  

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Departure Time

Please check in at 08.00am for the tour departure at 08.15am.

Return Time

Tour returns at 5.30pm.