Alnwick Castle & the Borders

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Trip Info


Adult
from$80
Concession
from$75

Combine movie magic and historic wonder on this trip to the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. You visit the picturesque sea town of Berwick-upon-Tweed, and explore a ruined cathedral in the town of Kelso. But it’s Alnwick Castle that’s the true star of this show. It’s not only a key filming location for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey; it’s also a historic location of epic conquests and royal splendour. Take this trip and become enthralled by Scottish & English borders regions.

Highlights

  • Alnwick Castle
  • Beautiful Coastline Drive
  • Berwick-upon-Tweed, Coastal Town
  • Kelso with its Ruined Cathedral Town
  • The River Tweed

Inclusions

  • Local Scottish Guide
  • Souvenir map
  • Audio Guides Available

Explore More

  • Discounted Entry to Alnwick Castle and the Alnwick Garden
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"The day was thoroughly enjoyable. Our guide, Duffy, was friendly, personable and very knowledgeable about the places we visited."

Anthony Skidmore, 2015

Itinerary


Tour starts 08:45am. We leave Edinburgh in the morning and head south to the Borders. On the way you’ll see the gently rolling hills and dramatic coastlines of East Lothian. Late morning we’ll arrive at Berwick-upon-Tweed, where you can explore the quirky shops and learn about the town that can't decide whether it's Scottish or English.

In the afternoon we’ll meet the star of the show, Alnwick Castle. There’s 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.

For our final stop we’ll follow the river Tweed to the town of Kelso where a dramatic ruined cathedral stands tall. Choose to either explore the town's cobbled streets or learn about the ancient abbey.  Our journey ends in Edinburgh, early evening.

(Routes are subject to change)

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ALNWICK CASTLE

The magnificent Alnwick castle was built 920 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

Departure Time

Please check in at 08:30am for tour departure at 08:45am.

Return Time

Tour returns at 17:30

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