Alnwick Castle & the Borders

DAY TOUR

Trip Info


Adult
from$70
Concession
from$65

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. But it is 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
  • Bamburgh and its Castle
  • Border town of Coldstream

Inclusions

  • Local Scottish Guide
  • Souvenir map
  • Audio Guides Available

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  • 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 Graf, 2017

Itinerary


We leave Edinburgh at 8.15am and head south to the Borders. On the way, 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. Our final stop is the border town of Coldstream that lies on the north side of the River Tweed. Hear about the turbulent past of this charming town before our journey ends in Edinburgh, early evening.

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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 08.00am for the tour departure at 08.15am.

Return Time

Tour returns at 5.30pm.

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