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Alnwick Castle and the Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh

By: Rabbie's
Highlights
  • 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 Northumberland coastline, a scenic stretch of sand, bays, and coves
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Alnwick Castle and the Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh
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Alnwick Castle and the Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh
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Overview
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 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
Meet your air-conditioned minivan in the morning in central Edinburgh before spinning out of the city with your guide into the borderlands between Scotland and England for your tour.

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

Enjoy sweeping views along the banks of the Tweed River, and then return in comfort to Waterloo Place in Edinburgh to conclude your tour.
Reviews (104)
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing tour

This tour was a birthday present to my father on his 60th birthday. He barely speaks English but even he enjoyed it very much. We loved all the stops and had an amazing time at the very impressive Alnwick Castle :) We highly recommend this...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Bar A
Passport810120, Public Relations Manager at Rabbie's, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Belated Birthday wishes to your Father! Thanks so much for joining us on such a special occasion - we hope you both have great memories to look back on. Thanks very much for your recommendation. All the best, Aimee

Reviewed 22 October 2018
Enjoyed the tour

Our tour guide, Al, was informative as well as entertaining. We enjoyed learning more about Scotland, the border towns and visiting Alnwick Castle. I would highly recommend this tour.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank skkelly52
Reviewed 8 October 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Safari109022
Reviewed 1 October 2018 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 aaronng123
Reviewed 25 September 2018 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

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