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Borders and Alnwick Castle Tour from Edinburgh provided by Highland Experience Tours

Borders and Alnwick Castle Tour from Edinburgh

Borders and Alnwick Castle Tour from Edinburgh
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
24h
Group size:
10
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 24h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 5256P25
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Mercedes air-conditioned vehicle
  • panoramic windows
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Admissions
  • Entry/Admission - Melrose Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Alnwick Castle
Duration
24h
Departure details
  • 192 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RW, UK Please check in with Highland Experience staff inside/outside Caffe Nero by 08:45
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 3 years not accepted
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Mercedes air-conditioned vehicle
  • panoramic windows
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Admissions
  • Entry/Admission - Melrose Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Alnwick Castle
Departure details
  • 192 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RW, UK Please check in with Highland Experience staff inside/outside Caffe Nero by 08:45
Duration
24h
Return details
  • Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1, UK Please note: During August, and other times when there are events taking place at Edinburgh Castle we will use an alternative end point in Edinburgh's New Town.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 3 years not accepted
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
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Samantha B
1 contribution
Family
Our guide, Robert, was amazing. He was extremely knowledgeable and lively. I really appreciated his flexibility with the group; he gave us options for short stops as we drove out to Alnwick so we were able to see Holy Island and touch the ocean! I give this tour a 4/5. The last mark not given because Castle Alnwick was a bit of a disappointment. My children are huge Harry Potter fans and perhaps we set our expectations too high for the Potter experience.
Written June 14, 2022
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Hi there, Thank you very much for your positive and constructive feedback! We are glad that you had a good time with Robert! Best regards, Maria
Written July 27, 2022
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Giovannisch
Clermont-Ferrand, France29 contributions
Our guide, Robert, was amazing and basically the best part of the tour, given his insight and knowledge on the sights and Scotland in general*.
The trip in itself was nice, somewhat perfectible (should maybe separate a more H.Potter oriented tour (esp.for kids wanting more time at Alnwick), from a tour for those more willing to leave the castle earlier in order to see more in the area, like Bamburgh castle and/or Lindisfarne).
*: big thumbs up for the group entertainement povided by Rob and Eddy
Written June 15, 2022
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Hi there, Thank you for your 5 stars feedback! We are glad you had a great time with Rob and Eddie! Best regards! Maria
Written July 27, 2022
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Tyler H
2 contributions
Couples
John gave a fantastic tour. He was very knowledgeable and had wonderful stories to tell on the drive. We had a small group, so he stopped a few bonus places including this wonderful castle on the beach. 5 stars
Written September 7, 2019
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danielapraga
Prague, Czech Republic7 contributions
Our driver and tour guide was Jamie and he was amazing, really helpful and lots of knowledge about the area.

And the trip was very nice and great places to visit.
Written August 5, 2019
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Missamanda8787
8 contributions
Solo
This was my second tour this week with Highland Experience. A couple days ago I went to St Andrews with Jamie who was an awesome guide, especially knowledgable about whisky! Today we went with John back to his native land of England. I’ve been on tours with John before (to Oban 2 years ago) he always goes out of his way to make sure you have a good experience, taking photos of you and your group and working extra stops in to scenic and interesting places.
Written July 13, 2019
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Franziska K
2 contributions
Friends
It was such a nice adventure to cross the border to England. Everything was really good and our tour guide John was just amazing! Taught us about the Scottish history, explained everything and was always super nice! :-)
We had an amazing day! Thank you heaps!!!
Written May 27, 2019
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April A
7 contributions
I wanted to explore south of Edinburgh and also wanted to see Alnwick Castle. John, our tour bus driver, was great. He is new with company but lives in the area where the tour went to. He had the best local knowledge and stories, in addition to all the history of the area. It was great to see the most amazing castle in Alnwick Castle. This was like out of a fairytale or movie! Specially since we were able to watch children learn to fly to play Quidditch! The castle and gardens were incredible! You could spend hours lost in amongst the flowers and pathways. Melrose Abbey was hauntingly beautiful. John gave us more than enough time at all of our stops for us to explore and make memories. I loved being able to stop at both the English border plaque and Scottish border plaque for a quick picture! Having the local knowledge was instrumental in the enjoyment of our day! I loved every minute of it.
Written May 7, 2019
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Thompson-Ayme
Louisville, KY131 contributions
My friend and I did the Alnwick Day Trip earlier this month. It was fantastic!! Our guide Rich, was hilarious! He was warm, funny and open. He told us all about the area we traveled. Everything from History, Politics, War and Pop Culture. It was a wonderful experience.
I Highly Recommend!
Written May 16, 2018
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marlena37
Seattle14 contributions
Lizzie took us to several amazing stops including the great three hours at Alnwick. Appreciated her knowledge, calm demeanor, great driving skills and sharing of fun music. I highly recommend this day of fun in both England and Scotland!
Marlena S.
Seattle, WA
Written August 4, 2018
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shaun c
shaun c
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Just what we were looking for!
On our 3-week trip to Scotland and Ireland we are mostly visiting cities but also wanted to get up to the Highland
miskvk
miskvk
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Good value one day tour
Our tour was on a small bus (I think you can call it a mini van, but I am not sure) which was small and narrow, the
TimsCheapFlights
TimsCheapFlights
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Great day trip for those with limited time to see the Highlands
Our time in Scotland was short, but we wanted to explore the Highlands at least a bit instead of just staying put i
anaclaracastilho
anaclaracastilho
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Outlander, highlands and Jamie!
We were a small group of 5. Our guide was Jamie (yes, really), and he was great. He knew a lot about both the show
haleyLaBouane
haleyLaBouane
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Amazing - worth every penny
The day was lovely Steven B was our tour guide and he was fantastic all the recommendations he gave were great. Hig
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CPR1232014
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Amazing full day excursion to Loch Ness
An amazing full day excursion from Edinburgh to the highlands and Loch Ness. Our tour guide and driver, Brian, made
Culture301703
Culture301703
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A must do if visiting Edinburgh for a few days
A fantastic day trip to the beautiful highlands of Scotland. Highly recommended if you are staying in Edinburgh for
jeffmK2902JW
jeffmK2902JW
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Great tour and tour guide (Maj!)
We saw incredible things. Well worth it and a great way to see the Highlands and Loch Ness. Our tour guide Maj was
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morganmF8151ZI
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3 day Highlands and Isle of Skye tour is a must.
I had an amazing time Exploring the Highlands and Isle of Skye. Once inc a lifetime experience. Alex our guide was
karmeline
karmeline
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Long drive through the amazing higlands, trip with very tight schedule
Great guide / driver, the trip goes through a beautiful scenery. Due to heavy traffic and many visitors at this tim
Giovani V
Giovani V
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The best tour where!
The tour was awesome, so far the best I’ve made in Edinburgh! Steven B. was the best guide ever giving us bunch of
Joss_CR
Joss_CR
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Can't miss it
I had an amazing time! It was a wonderful experience. Our guide Steven B was very knowledgeable and always tried to
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Daydream53475578609
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A good trip
A very good trip with this Company. Good that itsn’t necessary to g’et off in the same city as get on Maj was very
Bradley R
Bradley R
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Great Day Out
Great day out with plenty of commentary and history provided by the driver. Well worth the experience even if the
G5146OPjordic
G5146OPjordic
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Great one day tour
Excellent one day tour to visit Oban and Inveraray. The guide Maj made the whole difference with his explanations a
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