Alnwick Castle, Northumberland Coast and Borders Day Tour  

  • Tour ID: 1476
    Tour Theme: Edinburgh Day Tours (Group Tours)
    This tour starts from: Edinburgh
    Duration: 1 Day - 9 hours 30 min approx

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    Tour Description:

    Alnwick Castle and Scottish Borders Day Tour from EdinburghA fantastic day out to the Scottish Borders and the north of England discovering the magic of Harry Potter and Hogwarts Castle. You also visit Kelso in the heart of the Borders and pass through the historic walled town of Berwick on Tweed, which has changed hands between Scotland and England an incredible 13 times!

    Alnwick Castle and Scottish Borders Day Tour from EdinburghThis fascinating day out is ideal for fans of Harry Potter, wizardry, magic and those wanting to discover the historic rivalry between Scotland and England as you explore the borderlands.

    A day spent in the Borderlands of Scotland and England. Our tour follows the ancient Roman Dere Street that connected Scottish Caledonia with Roman Britannia through the Scottish Borders.

    Alnwick Castle and Scottish Borders Day Tour from EdinburghStopping in the Borders town of Kelso, you can explore this handsome town with what is thought to be Scotland’s largest market square. You will also see the ruins of Kelso Abbey, one of the reminders of the many ancient conflicts between Scotland and England.

    Alnwick Castle and Scottish Borders Day Tour from EdinburghContinuing South you will cross the border and travel to imposing Alnwick Castle, one of the great castles of Northumberland that has stood for nearly a millenium. Originally built to protect the north of England from Scottish border reivers and invaders, 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 movie series.

    Alnwick Castle and Scottish Borders Day Tour from EdinburghAlnwick Castle also stars as Brancaster Castle in the Downton Abbey 2014 Christmas special with extensive filming in the spectacular State Rooms.

    After almost 3 hours to explore Alnwick Castle you travel north along the Northumberland Coast, one of the UK’s most outstanding area’s of natural beauty. Stopping along the way to admire some of the area’s best known beaches, castles and ancient Border towns.

    Continuing north along the rugged coast of Berwickshire and East Lothian you will return to Edinburgh approx. 19.00

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    Alnwick Castle and Scottish Borders 1 Day Tour

    Photography Credits: Visit Britain, Visit Scotland, Britainonview, Mike Hasted, Luke Sheppard, Ingrid Rasmussen, Pawel Libera, Tony Pleavin, Craig Easton, David Angel, Martin Brent, Bob Berry, Paul Watts


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