Alnwick Castle & the Borders

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    This tour is provided by

    Highland Explorer Tours

    We are dedicated to delivering the very best travel experiences every day. Our tours are designed to make the most of your time in our stunning country and to give you an authentic experience of Scotland. Our mission is to exceed your expectations, a commitment that is recognised by our VisitScotland 5 star accreditation and consistent excellent customer feedback.

    • 8:00am - 08:15am
    • Bus Tour
    • Loch Ness, Scotland
    Combine movie magic and historic wonder on this trip through the Scottish Borders and Northumberland. You will visit the picturesque seaside village of Bamburgh and take in the superb views of the 5th century Bamburgh Castle. But it is Alnwick Castle that’s the true star of this show. It’s not only a key filming location for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey; it’s also a historic location of epic conquests and royal splendour. Take this trip and become enthralled by Scottish & English borders regions.

    Departure Point & Time

    Highland Explorer Tours Office

    60 High Street (The Royal Mile)
    EH1 1TB

    Departure Time

    Please check in at 08.00am for the tour departure at 08.15am.

    Return Time

    Tour returns at 05.30 pm. 


    • Alnwick Castle
    • Beautiful Coastline Drive
    • Bamburgh and its Castle

    Price Includes

    • Local Scottish Guide
    • Souvenir map
    • WiFi
    • Audio Guides Available

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    • Discounted Entry to Alnwick Castle and the Alnwick Garden

    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. Passing fateful battlefields, we learn about the turbulent past of the Scottish/English border before our journey ends in Edinburgh, early evening.

    (Routes are subject to change)

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    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.