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Full-Day Tour to the Scottish Borders & Alnwick Castle

by Highland Explorer Tours Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees
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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.

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.

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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


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


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.