• Duration: 9,5 hours
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You will visit the picturesque seaside village of Bamburgh and take in the superb views of the 5th century Bamburgh Castle. But it is Alnwick Castle that’s the true star of this show. It’s not only a key filming location for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey; it’s also a historic location of epic conquests and royal splendour. Take this trip and become enthralled by Scottish & English borders regions.


Alnwick Castle and the Borders

Be enthralled by beautiful coastline of the Scottish and English borders regions as you head towards the magnificent Alnwick Castle.

We leave Edinburgh at 8.15am and head south to the Borders. On the way, you will see the gently rolling hills and dramatic coastlines of East Lothian. Our first stop is the beautiful coastal town Bamburgh. Take a stroll to the stunning beach and view the dramatic 5th century Bamburgh Castle sitting on a natural throne of volcanic dolerite.

In the afternoon, we will meet the star of the show, Alnwick Castle. There is far too much to do here; admire large stately rooms and beautiful architecture, explore the spectacular gardens or learn a little about all the popular films and TV shows that have been filmed here.

After spending time in Alnwick, we make our way back over the border and in to Scotland. Passing fateful battlefields, we learn about the turbulent past of the Scottish/English border before our journey ends in Edinburgh, early evening.

What's included

  • Admission to Alnwick Castle
  • Local Scottish Guide
  • Downloadable Audio Guides are available in Chinese, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish

What do I need to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Students must hold a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card
  • Travel insurance
  • Comfortable walking shoes and a waterproof jacket , just in case there is a sprinkle of rain.

Important information

  • The check-in / departure point is in the Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, EH13DQ. A second entrance for the Edinburgh Bus Station is on Elder Street, EH13DX. (The meeting place inside the bus station is usually Gate J. Highland Explorer Staff will be there at the gate to check you in. Check the departure boards to confirm the gate.)
  • Travel insurance is recommended
  • Please note that we cannot guarantee that people who have booked together will be seated together. We do ot allocate seats.
  • It is very important to return to the coach on time at itinerary stops. Your guide will display the time that the bus departson a clock that will be visible. Our coach cannot wait for you.
  • Please be advised that children under 5 years old may not take part in the tour, while anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • There are no maximum age restrictions
  • If you need organise to transport from your accommodation to our departure point please book it via the hotel concierge.  We have had a lot of feedback from customers saying that Uber taxi’s are not showing up.
  • Please arrive to check-in 15 minutes before departure
  • End of tour drop-off is at Waterloo Place on Princes Street
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark.
  • Students must hold a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card
  • Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to departure will incur a 100% fee. Cancellations  made more than 24 hours prior to depart will have no fee. 
  • In this new, fast-changing Covid-19 era,to give you peace of mind,when you are travelling during these new times :

• Regular washing of hands and sanitising when required

 • Please bring your own: o Hand sanitiser 

o Update to COVID Government Guidelines in Scotland

   As per government guidelines, the use of masks whilst on our tour coaches is no longer compulsory.

   Should our staff or passengers wish to keep wearing masks whilst on the coach they can.

   We will keep the hand sanitiser and enhanced cleaning procedures in place.

  • Maintain social distancing. . 

•    You need to make the Guide aware if you develop any Covid like symptoms.

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 100% if cancelled 21 days or less before departure



Guided Language

  • English

Audio Language

  • Francaise
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • Chinese
  • Portuguese
  • Italiano


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