Excursion to Alnwick Castle, near Northumberland and the Scottish Border - Departure from Edinburgh

Excursion to Alnwick Castle, near Northumberland and the Scottish Border - Departure from Edinburgh

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Discover Alnwick Castle, which was used to film part of Harry Potter
The landscape and beaches of Northumberland
Day trip by bus departing from Edinburgh

Essential information *

10 hours 30 minutes



Starting time
8:45 AM

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Enjoy a day trip from Edinburgh to Alnwick Castle and see Northumberland's scenery!

Departing from central Edinburgh, start your journey by heading towards the Scottish-English border to the south.

You will first visit Kelso, where visitors wll have free time to explore the biggest market place in Scotland and visit the ruins of an abbey, which are from the conflict between Scotland and England.

Next, continue further south and cross the border to see the majestic Alnwick castle, one of the biggest Count's castles in Northumberland. Built to protect the northern England from Scottish invasion, the castle is famous today for having been filmed during the Harry Potter series. In October, the inside is off limits but visitors may still walk through the gardens.

You will have 3 hours to visit Alnwick castle before boarding the bus and heading bacck north along Northumberland's coast. Admire the scenery along the way, and stop to see some of the lesser known beaches.

Departure place

Good to know

Seasonal Activity: April-October ONLY

Availability: Every day, excluding exceptions

Departure: 8:45am

Return: around 6:16pm

Departure point: St Andrew's Square Bus Station 

Children under the age of 5 are not permitted on this tour. The tour will have a maximum of 16 participants.

In October, Alnwick Castle is closed to the public. The gardens remain open, and it is possible to take pictures of the exterior of the castle. In October, a visit to the seaside village of Bamburgh will be included in the tour, and the price is reduced

Price includes

  • Excursion to Alnwick Castle, Northumberland's coast and the Scottish border in a small group
  • Entrance ticket if Alnwick Castle
  • Transport in a mini-van with AC

Price doesn’t include

  • Entry ticket to any sites
  • Lunch
  • Tips
  • All other extras



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