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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
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
Fun Day

Tour itself was good and guide was great! Our time at Alnwick Castle was not long enough (3 hours) to fully enjoy it and all of the gardens. There was also no time to visit the bookstore in town which was mentioned by our guide....More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 1 week ago
super fun day!!

Super worth it! Our guide was amazing and great driver as well.. Stops where according and punctual. Places amazing! and a fun guide to acompany the stories of those places! Alnwick OMG! i had so much fun there! the cstle is amazing and fun and...More

Thank CS G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Harry Potter fans....you'll love this trip!

This is a great trip for not only Harry Potter fans, but anyone who enjoys history, quaint towns, and beautiful coastal towns. Alnwick Castle offers a film tour (which includes Harry Potter sites, Downton Abbey, and much more) and a history tour. You'll only have...More

Thank donna j
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nice Day Trip from Edinburg for the Family

We were looking to do something that had less of a drive than going to Inverness, and if it had a Harry Potter connection, all the better. The Mercedes minibus from Rabbies was comfortable and cool. Our guide/driver, Barney, told entertaining and informative stories about...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 13 July 2018
another excellent tour by Rabbies

Tour primarily focused on Alnwick castle but you get to spend 3 hours here. The small trips on the way were well worth it except for Dunbar. Adam was an excellent guide. I wasn't sure if a group tour was needed rather than just taking...More

Thank Matthew P
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7 May 2018|
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It’s at the Rabbie’s Cafe on Waterloo. It can be easily googled