About The Alnwick Castle and Northumberland Day Tour:
On the Alnwick Castle, Northumberland Coast and Borders day tour you'll be taken on an exploration of the Scottish Borders and the adjacent Northern English county of Northumberland. The region that this tour encompasses naturally places a spotlight on the dramatic history of conflict between Scotland and England.
Your tour guide will deliver fascinating stories surrounding the once contested towns and mighty castles characteristic of this deceptively interesting part of the world. At Alnwick Castle Gardens you'll also see locations where scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed.
- April 4 to October 28 (2018), Daily.
- Live English-speaking guide.
- Depart: 08:45.
- Return: 18:15.
- Rabbie's Café. 16/28 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh.
- Approximately 9.5 hours.
- Lunch And Refreshments.
- Admission to Alnwick Castle and Gardens.
- Other Visitor Attraction Admission Fees.
- 1) Edinburgh, Rabbie's Café (Depart).
- 2) Kelso.
- 3) Kelso Abbey.
- 4) Alnwick Castle.
- 5) Northumberland Coast.
- 6) Berwick-Upon-Tweed.
- 7) East Lothian Countryside.
- 8) Edinburgh, Rabbie's Café (Return).
Conflict is a recurring theme between nations that share a common border. And perhaps due to their ample portrayal in popular culture the clashes between Scotland and England are amongst history's most prolific. On the Alnwick Castle, Northumberland Coast and Borders day tour an experienced guide will shed light on the stories and intricacies surrounding these wars in a interesting narrative style.
After setting off from Waterloo Place in one of Rabbies' luxury Mercedes mini-coaches you'll travel to the Scottish border town of Kelso, whose ruined abbey stands as a testament to one of the region's ancient conflicts.
Passing into Northern England you'll find yourself amidst the rolling landscape of Northumberland, where the midpoint highlight of Alnwick Castle stands proud and prominent. You'll get a good 3 hours to explore the fortifications and gardens before the tour heads back northwards towards Berwick-Upon-Tweed. This is a town which, for much of its long history, passed back and forth between Scottish and English control.
After Berwick-Upon-Tweed it's a return to Edinburgh by way of Berwickshire and East Lothian.