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Small-Group Alnwick Castle & Northumberland Coast Full-Day Tour

by Rabbie's Small Group Tours Non-refundable No booking or credit card fees
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Your tour begins by following the road that connected Caledonia with Roman Britannia.

You stop in Kelso, where you can explore this handsome town and what is thought to be Scotland’s largest market square. You also see the ruins of Kelso Abbey, a reminder of the many ancient conflicts between Scotland and England.

Continuing South, you cross the border and travel to Alnwick Castle, an immense fortification that has stood strong for nearly a millennium.

It was originally built to assert Norman rule over newly conquered lands. But more recently Alnwick Castle and its perfectly manicured gardens have found fame as one of the settings for the fictional Hogwarts school in the Harry Potter film series.

Book lovers should take the opportunity to explore one of the largest and most impressive second-hand book shops in Britain.

After around three hours at Alnwick, you travel north along the Northumberland Coast, one of the UK’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty. You stop along the way to admire some of the area’s best known beaches, castles, and ancient Border towns.

Your tour begins by following the road that connected Caledonia with Roman Britannia.

You stop in Kelso, where you can explore this handsome town and what is thought to be Scotland’s largest market square. You also see the ruins of Kelso Abbey, a reminder of the many ancient conflicts between Scotland and England.

Continuing South, you cross the border and travel to Alnwick Castle, an immense fortification that has stood strong for nearly a millennium.

It was originally built to assert Norman rule over newly conquered lands. But more recently Alnwick Castle and its perfectly manicured gardens have found fame as one of the settings for the fictional Hogwarts school in the Harry Potter film series.

Book lovers should take the opportunity to explore one of the largest and most impressive second-hand book shops in Britain.

After around three hours at Alnwick, you travel north along the Northumberland Coast, one of the UK’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty. You stop along the way to admire some of the area’s best known beaches, castles, and ancient Border towns.

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Small-Group Alnwick Castle & Northumberland Coast Full-Day Tour

Activity Location

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick

Northumberland NE66 1NQ

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Rabbie's Cafe

    6 Waterloo Place

    Edinburgh EH1 3EG


Highlights

  • 11th-century Alnwick Castle, used in the Harry Potter films

  • Charming townships in the heart of the Scottish Borders

  • Insight into Scottish & English conflicts at Kelso Abbey

  • Natural beauty & rugged scenery of the Northumberland Coast

  • Maximum of 16 passengers for a personalised experience


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of Alnwick Castle & Northumberland Coast

  • Roundtrip transport to and from central Edinburgh

  • Live tour commentary provided in English


Exclusions

  • Admission fees

  • Meals and drinks


Know Before You Book

  • We do not allow children under the age of 5

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


Small-Group Alnwick Castle & Northumberland Coast Full-Day Tour ratings based on 17 verified reviews

5 out of 5

5/5 Aug 22, 2018

Our guide Tonks I believe her name is. Was great. Entertained us for the duration. Had plenty of time to see everything and I was literally walking on one leg after hiking ben nevis the day before. If you love books baxters books is a must do. The alnwick castle is nice inside and out but no pics allowed inside. The gift shop was dissapointing. I was expecting alot better products but its mostly kids stuff if your a Harry potter fan. There is also the Gardens which are very nice to see as well. On the way back we stopped by the beach since it was sunny. That way we were able to take pics of the castle as well as the beach. Great experience overall.

5/5 Jun 02, 2018

We enjoyed this small group tour of the midlands. Our tour guide was very informative and fun. The Alnwick Castle and gardens were very impressive. You don't have time to see all of the Castle and the gardens so you should start in the area you are most interested in. We also stopped in several small towns along the way and we were able to see the ruins of an old Abby and fort.