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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.
Reviews (101)
1 - 5 of 34 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent trip - just not enough time!

We loved our trip to Alnwick Castle and the Northumberland coast. The Castle is exactly the way I imagined a castle would look - we just didn't time have nearly enough time to explore it sufficiently. It would be great to extend this day by...More

Thank Safari109022
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Fun day

First time for tour with Rabbies. Our tour guide was Jodie and she was excellent. She provided a lot of stories and information for the trip. While Alnwick Castle was the highlight, some of the other sites was interesting too.

Thank Aaron N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic Day!

Had a wonderful time visiting some of the borderlands and Alnwick Castle. A very informative tour with great insight and stories provided by Jude. Jude was upbeat, happy to chat, full of info and had a great playlist for the bus. Being my 2nd Rabbies...More

Thank SeanG1238
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Touring in Comfort

Today’s trip with Rabbies and their excellent driver/guide James was first rate. The sites visited were enhanced by James information and commentary. Alnwick Castle was incredible and the access to the Castle enabled us to see the history in the building and its contents. The...More

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A Really Fun Day Trip

When I was planning my trip to Scotland I couldn't decide what to do on my last day. I had previously taken day tours but couldn't remember the company. I did an online search and Rabbie's came up and since I had never been to...More

Thank glitrberi
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It’s at the Rabbie’s Cafe on Waterloo. It can be easily googled