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Taking in the Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castle © HAGGiS Adventures

1 Day Castles & Broomsticks

From £45 per adult

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April — September

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Harry Potter fans rejoice - we’re off to the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry; Quidditch and the Golden Snitch. Along with a rich history and magnificent splendour, Alnwick Castle also starred in Downton Abbey.

ITINERARY

Brace yourselves, we’re heading south into enemy territory! We leave Edinburgh at 08.15am, travel past gentle rolling hills and dramatic coastline to cross the border with England. We explore Bamburgh - the laid-back seaside village in the heart of Northumberland. Don’t get deceived by its sleepy looks – the village and the mighty Bamburgh Castle was the seat of the early Kings of Northumbria in the 5th century. Run down to the beautiful beach to get some fresh air and try to imagine Viking longboats approaching the coast for a raid and try to keep up with the area’s turbulent history recounted by our Guide.

In the afternoon, have your broomsticks at the ready as we’re off to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England, home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family for over 700 years. Along with a rich history and magnificent medieval architecture – it’s a film lovers’ dream.

After a magical afternoon in Alnwick, we’ll make our way back over the border and in to Scotland for our final stop at Coldstream. This charming border town, which is situated on the north side of the River Tweed, will surprise you with a couple of turbulent stories before our journey ends in Edinburgh, early evening.

 

Alnwick Castle

The triumphant 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.

Contact details

HAGGiS Adventures
HAGGiS Adventures
60 High Street
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 1TB
Starting
Edinburgh Edinburgh & The Lothians Edinburgh - City Centre
Length
1
Day
Transport
Driver guide Small coach
Type
Medium Group (17-30)
Languages
Chinese English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Tour prices

From

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

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HAGGiS Adventures

We've been operating award winning tours for 25 years. Our 1-10 day Highland tours depart Edinburgh and span Scotland from pub to mountain, from beach to monster and all the best bits in-between including; Loch Ness, Glencoe, the Isle of Skye, Orkney and the Outer Hebrides to name a few. We even venture to the remote Shetland Isles to celebrate Up Helly Aa Viking Fire Festival!

Opening times

Monday-Sunday by telephone and email: 9:00am–3:00pm

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