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Alnwick Castle
Alnwick © Highland Explorer Tours

1 Day Alnwick Castle & the Borders

From £45 per adult

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April — September

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Combine movie magic and historic wonder on this trip through the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. Visit Alnwick Castle, a key filming location for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey and a truly historic location of epic conquests and royal splendour.

We are looking forward to bringing this tour back in 2022!


ITINERARY

We leave Edinburgh at 8.15am and head south to the Borders. On the way, you will see the gently rolling hills and dramatic coastlines of East Lothian. Our first stop is the beautiful coastal town Bamburgh. Take a stroll to the stunning beach and view the dramatic 5th century Bamburgh Castle sitting on a natural throne of volcanic dolerite.

In the afternoon, we will meet the star of the show, Alnwick Castle. There is far too much to do here; admire large stately rooms and beautiful architecture, explore the spectacular gardens or learn a little about all the popular films and TV shows that have been filmed here.

After spending time in Alnwick, we make our way back over the border and in to Scotland where we will regale you with tales of the turbulent past of the Scottish and English border before arriving into Edinburgh in the early evening.

ALNWICK CASTLE

The magnificent Alnwick castle was built 920 years ago. Its purpose was to control the perilous borders between Scotland and England. But now it’s renowned for more than bloody history. The expansive gardens are world famous, the art collection is unrivalled and the rooms are some of the finest examples of 19th-century Italianate design.


*Our tours are conducted in English, by our Guides, however foreign language translations are available in German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French and Mandarin, with more languages to follow.

COVID-19 information

In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

This business has confirmed that they have implemented, and will ensure ongoing compliance with, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels protocols. The Safe Travels stamp is based on self-assessment and it is not a certification.

Contact details

Highland Explorer Tours
Highland Explorer Tours
60 High Street
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 1TB

Key facilities

WiFi Wifi
Starting
Edinburgh Edinburgh & The Lothians Edinburgh - City Centre
Length
1
Day
Transport
Driver guide Small coach
Type
Medium Group (17-30)
Languages
English
Themes
Adventure Architecture Castles Family Film and TV History Photography Year of Stories 2022

COVID-19 facilities

  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless payment possible
  • Deep cleaning between visitors
  • Face mask essential (not provided)
  • Hand sanitiser available to visitors & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Socially distanced spaced seating
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Temperature checks for visitors

Tour prices

From

  • £45 Per Adult
  • £42 Per child
  • £42 Concession
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Prices are subject to change depending on season

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Highland Explorer Tours

Scotland's landscape is stunningly beautiful with a magnificent history and culture that deserves to be told by the Scottish experts, our Guides. They will bring this heritage to life while ensuring you get to explore our nation's most breathtaking landscapes. Whether you are planning a day trip or a longer visit, our range of tours will give you an unforgettable insight into our country and its people, leaving memories that will last a lifetime.

Opening times

Our shop on the Royal Mile is open Monday-Sunday 8 am - 4.30 pm. You can also contact us by telephone, email, and Facebook messenger during these times.

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