Alnwick Castle and the Borders tour from Edinburgh
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Alnwick Castle and the Borders tour from Edinburgh

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£45.00
Free cancellation
language
Language: English
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Mobile voucher accepted
duration
Duration: 10 hours
Do this because
  • Soak up the history at the beautiful ruins of Melrose Abbey
  • Step onto the big screen as you explore the magic of Alnwick Castle
  • Take in the sea views from the stunning seaside town of North Berwick
What to expect

Head south towards the border between Scotland and England to discover the magic of this area. Soak up the history at Melrose Abbey, step into the magical world of Harry Potter as you explore Alnwick Castle and breathe in the sea air at North Berwick.

You'll kick off your day driving south through the scenic Scottish countryside. Your first stop of the day will be Melrose Abbey which is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful ruins in Europe. You'll have time to explore and search for the heart of Robert the Bruce!

As you cross the border into England you will reach the star of this tour, Alnwick Castle. You'll feel like you've stepped into the world of Harry Potter or Downton Abbey as you discover this incredible castle and the stunning gardens that surround it. You can even take part in a broomstick training session! No matter what age you are, you'll feel the magic! For those who want to keep both feet on the ground, there are various museums and exhibitions to discover inside the castle.

If you have some spare time, you can venture into the bustling, medieval market town of Alnwick and stroll through the cobbled streets, admiring the electric array of shops, pubs and cafes. If you're a bookworm, be sure to swing by the UK's largest second-hand bookshop!

Then it's time to head back to Scotland and to the final stop of the day, North Berwick. With its picturesque sandstone harbour, views to the islands and delicious fish and chips, there's no shortage of things to do!

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What's included
  • check Professional driver-guide
  • check Transport in a mini-coach with air-conditioning
What's not included
  • x_not_included Entrance fees
Where

1 Parliament Square Royal Mile/High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1RE

Meeting point:
Please check in for your tour inside the Caffè Nero on Parliament Square. Check in closes at 8:45am and the tour will depart promptly at 9am.
What to remember
  • Please indicate if you are travelling with another booking at checkout so that the tour provider can ensure that you are in the same vehicle if there is more than one bus on a tour
  • No matter when you visit, the weather in Scotland can be changeable. Please bring suitable clothing for all conditions, including a waterproof jacket, sunglasses and plenty of layers. Ensure you bring shoes suitable for short walks on rough or uneven terrain
  • You don't need to bring your own meals as there will be stops throughout the day where you can purchase food, however you are more than welcome to bring along snacks or a packed lunch
  • Although most attractions and eating establishments visited accept card payments, it's recommended that you bring some cash with you
  • Please limit your luggage to 1 small/medium piece per person (no more than 15kg), and 1 small handbag or rucksack
  • This tour does not accept children under the age of 3. If you are travelling with a young child, please bring suitable ID.
  • Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of this tour
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Provider
Highland Experience Tours
Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the experience begins. If you cancel up to 2 days before, you can still receive a 50% refund.

What people say about this experience

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  • Anonymous

    From United States of America - July 2022

    Excellent

    Overall rated

    5/5

    Our Driver Alex was funny and so accommodating. He told us everything he knows and more. He also tried to add a couple more stops along the way as lon ...

  • Anonymous

    From Italy - June 2022

    Great

    Overall rated

    4/5

    The trip was just perfect, perfect mix of time on the bus and places to visit. I just loved Alnwick Castle and the stop on the coast. To top the exper ...

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