Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast & the Borders Day Tour from Edinburgh
Your tour begins by following the road that connected Caledonia with Roman Britannia.
You stop in Kelso where you explore this handsome town and what is thought to be Scotland’s largest market square. You also see the ruins of Kelso Abbey, a reminder of the many ancient conflicts between Scotland and England.
Continuing south, you cross the border and travel to Alnwick Castle, an immense fortification that has stood strong for nearly a millennium.
It was originally built to assert Norman rule over newly conquered lands. But more recently Alnwick Castle has found fame as one of the settings for the fictional Hogwarts school in the Harry Potter movie series.
Book lovers can also take the opportunity here to explore one of the largest and most impressive second-hand book shops in Britain.
After around three hours at Alnwick, you travel north along the Northumberland Coast. You stop on your way back to Edinburgh at one of the beautiful historic villages or castles that pepper the rolling landscapes of Southern Scotland.
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What is included
- Transport by top of the range Mercedes mini-coach
- Small group tour (max 16 people)
- Please bring a face covering as you will be required to wear one onboard our mini-coaches
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Near public transportation
- Most travelers can participate
- Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
COVID-19 - Important Information About Your Tour
We’re following government guidance and doing everything we can to ensure you enjoy a worry-free adventure. This means you need to be aware of a few things before you join your tour.
Our Safety Procedures
You’re required to wear a face covering onboard our mini-coaches
You’ll receive a quick temperature check at your departure point
There’s a short COVID-19 questionnaire to answer when you arrive
Our mini-coaches have allocated seating to comply with one-metre indoor social distancing rules
Hand sanitiser is provided onboard our mini-coaches
When outside of our mini-coach, please comply with all government and 3rd party guidance regarding the control of COVID-19
Tour routes may change slightly, and certain attractions and facilities may be closed due to the Coronavirus. But don’t worry, your knowledgeable driver-guide will ensure you enjoy the best experience possible.
Things have changed a little.
Castles, distilleries, and a few of our favourite places now require you to book ahead. This lets them comply with social distancing rules without getting in the way of your enjoyment. If you’re interested in visiting the attractions on your tour, you will find details on how to book them in advance on your ticket once you have purchased this tour.
Meeting Point Information
MEETING: Waterloo Place 6, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, Scotland, GB