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Alnwick Castle and the Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh

By: Rabbie's
  • Visit the border towns of Kelso and Berwick-upon-Tweed with your guide
  • Gain insight into centuries of colorful English and Scottish history
  • Views over the Northumberland coastline, widely considered the prettiest stretch of shoreline in England
Alnwick Castle and the Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh
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Alnwick Castle and the Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh
From US$56.78
The border towns between England and Scotland hold centuries of secrets—from bloodthirsty warfare to royal reform. On this full-day sightseeing tour, travel in comfort through the countryside by air-conditioned minivan and visit the pretty border towns of Kelso and Berwick-upon-Tweed with ease. With your guide at the wheel, enjoy beautiful coastal views and visit Alnwick Castle—made famous in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies.
What to Expect
Take a seat aboard your air-conditioned minivan in the morning in central Edinburgh, and spin out of the city with your guide into the borderlands between Scotland and England to begin your tour.

First, stop in the pretty market town of Kelso and explore top attractions including Kelso Abbey. With your guide to lead the way, hear of the bloody conflicts between the Scottish and the English down 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 three hours’ 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 to Berwick-upon-Tweed and admire spectacular views over coastal England. Here, explore the historic town center on foot and hear of the town’s tumultuous history under both English and Scottish rule.

Enjoy sweeping views along the banks of the Tweed River, then return in comfort to central Edinburgh to conclude your tour.
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Alnwick castle Northumberland coast and borders

First time with Rabbie’s Andy b was our driver safety first very good driver very knowledgeable and funny the tour was very good made that little bit better with Andy.

Thank David K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Very beautiful and entertaining tour

The trip to Alnwick Castle was very beautiful. And the tour guides Ewan B. and Neil (who was new) had many interesting facts and storys to tell.

Thank Dirk K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great day with driver Dave Fraser on our trip to Alnwick Castle and the surrounding countryside.

Even though the weather was foggy and rainy, my wife, our 18-year-old granddaughter, and I had a great long day trip down to Alnwick, with our driver, Dave Fraser, telling great history-based stories along the way. Alnwick Castle was very impressive, and even more so...More

Thank James P
Rabbie's, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi James, Thanks so much for making use of our tours to see more of this wonderful country on your trip to Scotland. We're really glad to hear that you were all such satisfied customers! All the best, Aimee

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great overview

We scored the last two seats on this tour bus of 16 people, and had a terrific day. Our guide Ewan was really informative, fun and interesting. The countryside was beautiful, the castle gorgeous, especially the gardens, and we enjoyed the day immensely. I learned...More

1  Thank Hazel H
Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile
Excellent 1-day tour if you are a Harry Potter fan

Our tour guide was Richard, who was wonderful. He gave a lot of historical context which was my cup of tea. We stopped by a few castles, towns in between the actual visit of Alnwick castle. We could have used more time there, but they...More

Thank Patrick P
Rabbie's, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Hi Patrick, Thank you for the recommendation, we're glad you had such a memorable and interesting day. Alnwick is one of our longest tour stops but we understand why you would have liked more - it's such a brilliant and expansive site! I'll certainly make...More

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May 6, 2018|
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It’s at the Rabbie’s Cafe on Waterloo. It can be easily googled