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Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast & the Borders Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Explore the stunning scenery of the Scottish Borders on this full-day tour of Kelso, Alnwick Castle and Berwick. Head to the pretty border town of Kelso and soak up the atmosphere in the large market square. Visit the ruins of Kelso Abbey, then cross the border and travel on to Alnwick Castle, the setting for Hogwarts Academy in the Harry Potter movie series. Continue onward along the Northumberland coast to the walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. All entrance fees at your own expense.
Highlights
  • Visit the border town of Kelso with your guide
  • Gain insight into centuries of colorful English and Scottish history
  • Views over Northumberland coastline, a scenic stretch of sand, bays, and coves
  • Round-trip travel in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach from central Edinburgh
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
What to Expect
Meet your top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach in the morning in central Edinburgh before spinning out of the city with your guide into the borderlands between Scotland and England for your tour.
First, stop in the market town of Kelso and explore top attractions including Kelso Abbey. With your guide to lead the way, hear about bloody conflicts between the Scottish and the English through the centuries.
Continue southward to Alnwick Castle—famous across the world as the fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter movies. On arrival, enjoy free time to explore at your leisure. Stroll the expansive grounds, and perhaps pay the entrance fee to explore the castle’s interior with a guide (own expense).
Afterward, head onward along the Northumberland coastline, which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as you make your way back to Edinburgh.
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All reviews harry potter we enjoyed walking poison garden highly recommend this tour rabbie's tours told great stories our driver tour guide the bus super fun great trip wealth of knowledge excellent tour booked this tour scottish history story telling day tour castle
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Reviewed yesterday

Thanks to our tour guide, Jim Divine, it was a very educational tour - fun facts and lots of history. Safety was a priority and he drove with care. Appropriate choice of music to complement the scenery. The places of interest are a real must...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Lauralou246
Reviewed 2 days ago

We thoughourly enjoyed this tour, our driving was very informative and amusing, telling us lots of tails of old which were fascinating. We would highly recommend this small group tour, it was a very enjoyable day.

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Ewan B for”Braw” was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The trip was fun and cover everything and then some!!! AWESOME TRIP !!!

Thank wildthingwon
Reviewed 4 days ago

I had originally booked a similar tour with another company but they hadn't filled the spots so it was them who referred me to Rabbie's. Luckily, for the same day and at very short notice they found this tour, and I was definitely not disappointed....More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Hendrika V
Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently traveled to Alnwick Castle with Rabbie's while visiting London and Edinburgh from New York. It was an amazing experience! Our driver, Duncan, was fantastic. He knew so much about Scotland and its history and played a fun mix of modern and traditional Scottish...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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