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Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast & the Borders Day Tour from Edinburgh provided by Rabbie's

Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast & the Borders Day Tour from Edinburgh

Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast & the Borders Day Tour from Edinburgh
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Tour snapshot
Visit the border town of Kelso with your guide
Duration:
9h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
16
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    9h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    16
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
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 Mercedes mini-coach. With your guide at the wheel, enjoy beautiful coastal views and visit Alnwick Castle—made famous in the Harry Potter movies, plus the town of Kelso and Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Entrance fees are your own expense.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Gain insight into centuries of colorful English and Scottish history
  • Views over Northumberland coastline, a scenic stretch of sand, bays, and coves
  • Round-trip travel in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach from central Edinburgh
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
What to expect
  • Meet your top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach 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 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, which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as you make your way back to Edinburgh.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 9h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Gain insight into centuries of colorful English and Scottish history
  • Views over Northumberland coastline, a scenic stretch of sand, bays, and coves
  • Round-trip travel in a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach from central Edinburgh
  • Small-group tour for a more personalized experience
What to expect
  • Meet your top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach 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 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, which is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as you make your way back to Edinburgh.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2250ACBB
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by top of the range Mercedes 16-seat mini-coach
  • Small group tour (max 16 people)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission Fees (Alnwick Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Kelso Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Alnwick Castle
Duration
9h
Departure details
  • Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG • "Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure"
Additional information
  • Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure
  • In order to retain the integrity of the tour and try to ensure that all our customers have the best possible experience, we do cap bookings from any one party to 8 passengers.
  • Alnwick Castle - We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by top of the range Mercedes 16-seat mini-coach
  • Small group tour (max 16 people)
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission Fees (Alnwick Castle)
  • Entry/Admission - Kelso Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Alnwick Castle
Departure details
  • Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK 6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG • "Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure"
Duration
9h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Min. age 5 years old. We do not accept children under the age of 5 years.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure
  • In order to retain the integrity of the tour and try to ensure that all our customers have the best possible experience, we do cap bookings from any one party to 8 passengers.
  • Alnwick Castle - We reserve tickets for you. If you want to visit this attraction, please purchase your ticket whilst on tour.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 24 Jul 2020
A note from Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast & the Borders Day Tour from Edinburgh
• Face coverings are mandatory and must always be worn. • Infrared thermometer temperature check during check-in for tour. Passengers with temperature readings above 38 degrees will not be able to travel for health and safety reasons. • Simple Covid-19 health questionnaire upon arrival.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Rabbie's Cafe Bar
    6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
    6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh EH1 3EG • "Check in closes 15 minutes prior to departure"
    See address & details
  • 1
    Rabbie's Cafe Bar
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Kelso Abbey
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Alnwick Castle
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 4
    The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Tellitasitis213
Derbyshire, UK108 contributions
Sep 2021
Entertaining for children and adults alike. Beautiful castle and well preserved and looked after. Harry Potter highlights is a big attraction.
The rooms are exquisite and the volunteers are always willing to explain what why and therefore.Nothing to much trouble. Parking is adequate too.
There are a variety of things to do eg try your hand at archery.
Not cheap by any imagination but as a nation we need to support our heritage. It was a chilly day for the time of the year so wrap up well if you go .
Written 13 November 2021
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Cherish S
7 contributions
Sep 2021 • Solo
Places we visited were awesome and our guide Fiona was very helpul and informative. Downside was entrance to Alnwick castle is a bit pricey and no photos allowed inside the castle as well so what a shame. But nevertheless it was a nice trip!
Written 24 September 2021
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Christie V
4 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
I cannot rave enough about the amazing tour we were given by Nick. Amazingly we were the only couple on the tour and had an amazing experience with our guide throughout all the sites. It was an absolutely beautiful day and the information we learned during the tour was so fun and entertaining. I cannot recommend this company enough. Thank you Rabbies for an unforgettable experience and to Nick for the amazing tour!
Written 9 September 2021
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Marcin_Kasia
London, UK64 contributions
Aug 2021
Our trip was with Martin, and we enjoyed it quite a bit. The first and last stops weren't amazing but the castle itself was the star of the show. Especially the State rooms. Just for that reason it was worth going so far. Martin was entertaining throughout the trip, so the time while travelling went a bit quicker.
Written 12 August 2021
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lovelab2010
Belfast, UK34 contributions
Worth every Penny. Our driver and tour guide was Will G. There were only 4 tourists in the bus including myself. We were chatting comfortably during the trip and Will had a lot of stories to tell and was very entertaining. We were also to Scottish Music while on the road. Alnwick castle was amazing and fabulous. There was a lot of show to watch during our visit.
Written 11 August 2021
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emeseheg89
Miskolc, Hungary197 contributions
Excellent tour with nice people
Jim was an amazing tour guide.
Lovely places we visited.lucky us we had a nice weather.
Thank you Rabbies
Written 29 May 2021
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Shilpa
Edinburgh, UK1 contribution
May 2021 • Couples
Had an amazing day trip to Alnwick castle with fabulous Jim Scott😍😍 he is very good friendly an amazing tour guide i have ever met in Rabbies. He helped us to get into the castle showed off beat tourist spot just amazing 😍😍 i would love to avail other trips with him😍😍.
Written 29 May 2021
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Aristocats To Avallon
23 contributions
My 22yo daughter and I did this tour and it was so fun! There were only 3 of us on the bus, which was great. Gillian was our guide, and she was wonderful. Very passionate about her beautiful country, knowledgeable, and fun. The music she played during the countryside drive brought tears to our eyes.
Alnwick Castle was wort to seeing if one is a Harry Potter fan or not. Just one you picture when you think of a castle! And still lived in by the family. The town is cute too, and would have been even better if things weren’t closed due to the double whammy of Covid and it being a Sunday.
The drive through the border region and into northumberland was gorgeous. Gillian made lots of stops for photo opportunities and we all got out and walked across the bridge from Scotland to England, just because.
Well worth doing!
Written 15 October 2020
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Alexandra A
Luneburg, Germany5 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
I booked the Rabbie's tour to Alnwick Castle and the Borders for my last day in Scotland. Sadly, I was the only person there, so I didn't expect that the tour would still happen. I was a bit disappointed. But.. There I was on the minibus (alone) with my amazing guide/driver Ally. I didn't feel uncomfortable at all, in fact it was a great experience.
He explained a lot about the history, places we visited, was like an encyclopedia full of knowledge but also funny and cheerful. He also took some pictures for me on our way to those amazing scenic views at Northumberland's shore and the Borders. The Alnwick Castle was also impressive, but given the fact that in Corona times the indoors of the castle was not open for the public, I felt I missed some of that experience. That's why the exterior and surroundings of Bamburgh Castle were for me more spectacular.
Thank you again Ally so very much for making my last day in Scotland turn out to be the best one. I will definitely come back and visit some of the islands.
Thank you Rabbie's for making this journey happen!
Written 5 September 2020
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Runningthru
28 contributions
Aug 2020
Great trip, good pace and our guide Ally made the trip informative and fun, loads to see and able to get a feel for the places we stopped to encourage a return visit
Written 23 August 2020
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Rabbies_Aimee
Thanks so much. We hope you'll have the chance to come back soon! Kind Regards, Aimee
Written 24 August 2020
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