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  3. Alnwick
  4. Melrose Abbey

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland & Scottish Borders 1-Day Tour

Product ID: 303523
Explore the real Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry and Downton Abbey's Brancaster Castle at the majestic Alnwick Castle on this fantastic day tour from Edinburgh, in addition to other fascinating stops.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • Learn to fly a broomstick and make your own magic wand within the medieval courtyards of Alnwick Castle
  • Feel the sea air on your face as you stroll down Bamburgh beach, where vikings once attacked the shoreline
  • Explore the stunning Scottish Borders countryside and ancient Melrose Abbey
Full description
Visit the rolling, beautiful hills of the Scottish Borders and hear tales from your guide about the infamous Border Reivers who raided villages and settlements in this part of the country for centuries.

You’ll see for yourself why Sir Walter Scott, one of Scotland’s greatest cultural figures, loved this landscape. Learn all about Scotland’s Outlaw King, whose heart is said to be interred in Melrose Abbey.

Then, cross the English border and head to the magical Alnwick Castle. See where Harry Potter learned to fly and play Quidditch and take part in the famous broomstick training sessions with the resident Wizarding Professor. There is something for everyone in this historic fortress which has links to the Norman Conquests, wars of independence, War of the Roses and Oliver Cromwell. In the late afternoon, depart Alnwick and travel North along the rugged Viking Coast towards the Scottish border.
  • Fully guided tour by air-conditioned mini bus
What’s Not Included
  • Optional Alnwick Castle entry
  • Optional Alnwick Gardens entry
  • Optional Melrose Abbey entry
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
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Organized by

The Hairy Coo

Product ID: 303523