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Full-Day Tour to the Scottish Borders & Alnwick Castle

by Highland Explorer Tours Duration 9h 15m Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is £46

Highlights

Immersion into the history & culture of the Scottish Borders

View impressive Bamburgh Castle

Majestic rooms & gardens of Alnwick Castle, featured on TV

Explore Border's life in Coldstream

Informative commentary from your friendly & expert guide

Highlights

Immersion into the history & culture of the Scottish Borders

View impressive Bamburgh Castle

Majestic rooms & gardens of Alnwick Castle, featured on TV

Explore Border's life in Coldstream

Informative commentary from your friendly & expert guide

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8:15 AM, Scottish Borders & Alnwick Castle Tour in English

Duration 9h 15m No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
£46

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Full-Day Tour to the Scottish Borders & Alnwick Castle

Activity Location

Multiple Locations

Scottish Borders

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Highland Explorer Tours

    60 High Street

    Edinburgh EH1 1TB


Description

Combine film 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.

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.


Inclusions

  • Guided tour to the Scottish Borders

  • Live tour commentary provided in English

  • Audio-guide available in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Mandarin


Exclusions

  • Admission to Alnwick Castle

  • Food and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • Unfortunately we are unable to carry children under 5 years old, and anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. There are no maximum age restrictions.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • An additional surcharge for admission to Alnwick Castle is payable on the day of your activity.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Full-Day Tour to the Scottish Borders & Alnwick Castle ratings based on 3 verified reviews

Verified reviews

3.7 out of 5

5/5 15 Apr 2019

The tour was fabulous from checkin at the office all the way to end of day. The tour guides were funny, very knowledgable, and considerate. I especially appreciated the tea break on the return journey. If you should visit Edinburgh, do not miss this tour. Mike W.

2/5 9 Jul 2018

The tour person was nice but the bus was horrible!I strived 20 minutes and was told the bus was not there but to go inside and buy a ticket for the Alwick Castle. The bus came while I was on this line buying a ticket to get inside the castle. When I got on the bus I had to sit in the middle seat in the last row. I had no air over my head and I thought I would pass out! Since the ridej was so bad by the time we got to the castle I could not enjoy it. I am sixty years old and I felt I paid a lot of money for this tour to sit in a hot middle seat and than when the bus made a sharp turn I was hit in the head with a backpack! I saw stars! I would not recommend this tour to anyone unless they have a bus that is equipped to hold all the people and a proper compartment above that closes so you don’t have things falling down on top of you.

Margaret O

United States

4/5 16 Jun 2018

On the way to Alnwick Castle you stop at Bramburg Castle for a pit stop. There is no time allotted to explore this castle, it is only used as a rest stop, but be forewarned.... the public toilets are a 15 minute walk from where the bus parks. Alnwick Castle was great. Lots of time to explore. The fish & chips are a must try.