Alnwick Castle & The Borders

1 Day Tour Departing From Edinburgh

Price from $99.00 USD

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1 Day

Free Audio Guides

24 Hour Cancellation

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, sitting dramatically above the beautiful beach. Another highlight of the day is Alnwick Castle. This historic gem represents royal splendour and was a key filming location for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey. Lose yourself in tales of the past, and the enchantment of it all, on this journey between the border of Scotland and England.


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Where does the tour depart from?

Your Alnwick Castle tour departs from Edinburgh city centre. For departure details and pick-up location, visit our Departure Info page.

How long is the tour?

Your Alnwick Castle tour from Edinburgh typically lasts about 9 hours* - a delightful day of exploration through the Scottish Borders, the coastal village of Bamburgh, and to Alnwick Castle.

*Length of tour may vary depending on traffic and weather conditions.

Is Alnwick Castle included in the tour price?

Admission to Alnwick Castle is not included in the tour price. However, you have the option to add Alnwick Castle entry to your tour at the time of booking.

Can I go inside Bamburgh Castle?

Entry to Bamburgh Castle is not part of this tour itinerary, but you’ll enjoy ample time to explore Bamburgh village and take a leisurely stroll along its picturesque shoreline, with beautiful views of Bamburgh Castle never far from sight.

Are there toilet facilities on the coach?

While our coaches don't offer onboard toilets, rest assured that our itineraries include regular comfort stops, allowing frequent access to restroom facilities.

Are your tours accessible?

Our guides are unable to assist with wheelchairs or provide physical assistance during boarding or disembarking from the coach. Passengers should be capable of boarding and disembarking independently using the access stairs or with the help of a traveling companion. Foldable wheelchairs can be stored in our onboard luggage storage during travel.

Please note that some stops on our tours may involve rough terrain or only be accessible by steps.

It's important to be aware that your accommodation may have limited accessibility for wheelchair users. More info can be found on our Accessibility page.

Can I purchase snacks or souvenirs at the stops along the way?

Yes! Our routes include stops where you can grab a snack or recharge with a drink. Occasionally, we pause at shops offering local souvenirs as well. For precise details about timing and stops, don't hesitate to inquire with your guide.

Where can I get a more detailed itinerary?

Although our tours follow a structured plan with key stops, part of the excitement comes from unexpected surprises! We refrain from providing additional details beyond what's outlined here, as factors like weather, traffic, and the preferences of our driver guides may lead to slight deviations. Trust that your journey through Scotland will be unlike any other!

What if I need to cancel my tour?

If you need to cancel your tour, you will need to inform us in writing by sending an email to You can find our cancellation and refunds policy in section 3 in our Terms and Conditions.

I have more questions. How can you help?

Feel free to visit our general Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to common queries, or reach out to us directly via our Contact Us page.