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Alnwick Castle & Scottish Borders Day Tour from Edinburgh

Product ID: 13029
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Cross the Scottish border into England on this full-day excursion that departs from Edinburgh. Admire the beautiful scenery of the Borders and explore magnificent Alnwick Castle and its gardens.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Cross the Scottish border to reach England
  • See Melrose Abbey, one of the most beautiful ruins in Europe
  • Explore Alnwick Castle, the 2nd-largest inhabited castle in England
Full description
Your full-day tour begins in Edinburgh and continues further south through the Scottish Borders, where you’ll stop at Melrose Abbey. This is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful ruins in Europe. The heart of Robert the Bruce is said to be buried at the Abbey, which is also the final resting place of a number of other Scottish Kings.

From here it's on to England, where you'll have lots of time to explore the tour’s main attraction, Alnwick Castle. Alnwick is the 2nd-largest inhabited castle in England, having been lived in for over 700 years. It’s filled with fascinating things to see and mysteries to uncover. You may recognize it as a location from some of the Harry Potter films.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RE Caffe Nero, Royal Mile

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Important information
Know before you go
Children under 3 years old are not allowed on the tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.2 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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Brilliant!

Great guide and great tour! Very beautiful landscape and a great insight of the Scottish history. As for the price, the group gets a discount for both the abbey and the castle. The abbey isn't worth the money (around 5 pounds per person) The castle is 11 pounds per person if you do not visit the garden.

August 21, 2016

We enjoyed our tour of Melrose Abbey and Alnwick Castle very much.

Being huge Harry Potter fans, we were very anxious to see Alnwick castle and it did not disappoint. We spent the day touring the gardens and castle at Alnwick, the hauntingly beautiful Melrose Abbey, Bamburgh Castle, the Tweed River Bridge and a few other places. Our guide was Gary and we had a lot of fun listening to his many stories about Scotland & England, the monarchs, wars, the castles and the history of the area. We learned a lot and enjoyed his stories told with humour and passion for the country. Gary was great to answer our questions and willing to stop for photos along the way. We had a very full, interesting and fun day and were very glad we had signed up. Thanks for the great day Gary.

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May 13, 2016

Ich hatte Steven (B) als Guide. Er hat uns sehr viel über die Geschichte des Landes erzählt, uns die Musik nähergebracht und die Fahrt aufgelockert. Melrose Abbey war sehr interessant, aber die Hauptattraktion war das Schloss mit den Gärten. Wir hatten genügend Zeit beides zu besichtigen. Ich würde jederzeit wieder diese Tour machen.

September 27, 2019

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Product ID: 13029