Alnwick Castle, Lindisfarne & Scottish Borders Day Tour

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What You'll Do
  • Taste homemade treats at The Hirsel country house estate
  • Visit the Holy Island and take in the stunning views of Lindisfarne Castle
  • Explore Alnwick Castle, used as a location in some of the Harry Potter films
Enjoy a full‐day tour that takes you across the Scottish border to the northeast coast of England. Learn about the historic rivalries, visit the Holy Island, and stop to see Alnwick Castle, made famous by its appearance in the Harry Potter film franchise.
What to Expect
On this full‐day tour you’ll journey south across the Scottish border into England. As you head south you’ll hear all about the historic rivalry between Scotland and England while enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Borders.

Your first stop will be at The Hirsel, a country house and estate where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy some homemade treats.

The tour continues with a 1-hour stop at the Holy Island of Lindisfarne, a tidal island off the northeast coast of England. Lindisfarne is internationally known both for its medieval religious heritage and also its picturesque 16th-century castle.

Alnwick Castle is the second-largest inhabited castle in the UK and has been home to the Percys, the Duke of Northumberland’s family, for over 700 years. In recent years it has also played starring roles in a number of film and television productions, featuring as Brancaster Castle in Downton Abbey’s 2014 Christmas special and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter films.

You’ll have approximately 2.5 hours at Alnwick to explore the castle and the gardens and to have lunch. Visitors to Alnwick Castle in 2015 can explore a brand new Downton Abbey exhibition, featuring photography, costumes, and props from the filming.

Enjoy relaxing music on board during your enjoyable ride back to Edinburgh.
What's Included
  • Transportation
  • Guided tour
What's Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch
What to Remember
Please note:
• Admission to Alnwick Castle and Gardens is not included in the tour price
• Tour routing and availability are subject to the tidal timetable at Lindisfarne, which may result in a reversal of the order of visits

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