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Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and the Kingdom of Northumbria

by Timberbush Tours, Ltd.
per adult Price is £47
Duration: 9h 30m Free cancellation available No Booking Fees E-voucher (printout not required) Offered in: English Offered in: English

Highlights

  • Holy Island

  • Explore Alnwick Castle

  • Lindesfarne

  • Northumberland

  • Flodden Battlefield

Highlights

  • Holy Island

  • Explore Alnwick Castle

  • Lindesfarne

  • Northumberland

  • Flodden Battlefield

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8:45 AM, Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and the Kingdom of Northumbria in English

Duration 9h 30m

Live Commentary in English.

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Total price is £47, taxes included

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Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and the Kingdom of Northumbria

Activity Location

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick NE66

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Ensign Ewart Pub

    521 Lawnmarket

    Edinburgh EH1 2PE


Description

Our first stop is Holy Island, connected to the mainland by a causeway which leads into the quaint island village of Lindisfarne, from where there are stunning views of Lindisfarne Castle, (which dates back to 1550). Spend time wandering through the ruins of its Priory where the magnificent Lindisfarne Gospels were produced, sample some of the world-famous Lindisfarne 'Mead' brewed by Monks on the island, and enjoy the tranquillity for which the island is renowned.

We continue south on to the bustling market town of Alnwick, whose greatest building is the mediaeval Alnwick Castle*. Enjoy time in the town centre or remain at the castle complex where there is something for everyone. Home of the Percy Family for over 700 years, Alnwick Castle is considered one of the finest castles in England and proudly known as “The Windsor of the North”. Visitors can step into the unexpected in the spectacular Alnwick Garden, with its wonderful Grand Cascade and Poison Gardens. It's grounds were also used in the Harry Potter films.

In the mid-afternoon we begin the drive north to cross the River Tweed into the historic border town of Coldstream. If time permits during this journey there will be a stop at Flodden Field, one of the best preserved battlefields in Northern Europe and scene of the infamous battle of 1513 which ended in victory for the English and the death of James IV, King of Scots.

*Please note that the tour routing and availability is subject to the tidal timetable at Lindisfarne, which may occasionally result in the tour having to run in reverse.


Inclusions

  • Live commentary from your Driver-Guide


Exclusions

  • Meals

  • Entry to attractions


Know Before You Book

  • Unfortunately we do not accept children under 5 years

  • We recommend comfortable walking shoes and a waterproof jacket

  • Please arrive at the departure point 15 minutes early to meet your Driver-Guide


Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and the Kingdom of Northumbria ratings based on 3 Verified Reviews

Expedia Verified Reviews

4.4 out of 5

5/5 23 Oct 2019

The castle and town was beautiful. I would suggest taking some of the tours they offer. When we got there it was either too early or too late for the tours which was a bummer but we still enjoyed walking around and exploring on our own.

3/5 28 Sep 2019

Your guide very informative and entertaining and good driver. Loved lindisfarne trip- longer stop here would have been better alnwick castle ok lot of walking, gardens pretty but very stylised