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Alnwick Castle and the Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh

By: Rabbie's
  • Visit the border towns of Kelso and Berwick-upon-Tweed with your guide
  • Gain insight into centuries of colorful English and Scottish history
  • Views over the Northumberland coastline, widely considered the prettiest stretch of shoreline in England
Alnwick Castle and the Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh
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Alnwick Castle and the Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh
The border towns between England and Scotland hold centuries of secrets—from bloodthirsty warfare to royal reform. On this full-day sightseeing tour, travel in comfort through the countryside by air-conditioned minivan and visit the pretty border towns of Kelso and Berwick-upon-Tweed with ease. With your guide at the wheel, enjoy beautiful coastal views and visit Alnwick Castle—made famous in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies.
What to Expect
Take a seat aboard your air-conditioned minivan in the morning in central Edinburgh, and spin out of the city with your guide into the borderlands between Scotland and England to begin your tour.

First, stop in the pretty market town of Kelso and explore top attractions including Kelso Abbey. With your guide to lead the way, hear of the bloody conflicts between the Scottish and the English down the centuries.

Continue southward to Alnwick Castle—famous across the world as the fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter movies. On arrival, enjoy three hours’ free time to explore at your leisure. Stroll the expansive grounds, and perhaps pay the entrance fee to explore the castle’s interior with a guide (own expense).

Afterward, head onward along the Northumberland coastline to Berwick-upon-Tweed and admire spectacular views over coastal England. Here, explore the historic town center on foot and hear of the town’s tumultuous history under both English and Scottish rule.

Enjoy sweeping views along the banks of the Tweed River, then return in comfort to central Edinburgh to conclude your tour.
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Reviewed 4 days ago
another excellent tour by Rabbies

Tour primarily focused on Alnwick castle but you get to spend 3 hours here. The small trips on the way were well worth it except for Dunbar. Adam was an excellent guide. I wasn't sure if a group tour was needed rather than just taking...More

Thank Matthew P
Reviewed 1 week ago
hands down the best tour we went on during our trip

My friend and I took this tour while in Edinburgh. This was hands down the best tour we went on during our trip. Our driver, Adam, was knowledgeable and told great stories about Scotland and Scottish historical figures during our drive. Not only did he...More

Thank dmh119
Reviewed 1 week ago
Alnwick Caslte Plus the Borders and Coast

This tour was fantastic. Alnwick castle was all that we had hoped for and our Rabbie's tour guide (Adam) was knowledgeable and enthusiastic for the entire trip. The visits to Bamburgh and Dunbar were an added adventure that we didn't expect. Everyone should try this...More

Thank StephenPumilia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Nice trip

This were a nice trip but a lot of bus time but an amazing guide called iahn! He were a fantastic and funny Guy almost like santa 😊

1  Thank teresajohansson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Amazing Castle and grounds sit

We leave bed visiting the castle and having a beautiful day walking they the grounds. The garden is amazing and they were having a wedding! Harry Potter is all over the place, also Downtown abbey was filmed there. It really is a stunning castle.. long...More

Thank FlyMom10
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7 May 2018|
Response from Patrick P | Reviewed this property |
It’s at the Rabbie’s Cafe on Waterloo. It can be easily googled