Alnwick Castle, The Northumberland Coast & The Borders Day Tour From Edinburgh

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    8:45 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Rabbie's Cafe Bar, 6 Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh EH1 3EG, UK
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Explore the stunning scenery of the Scottish Borders on this full-day tour of Kelso, Alnwick castle and Berwick. Head to the pretty border town of Kelso in an AC vehicle and soak up the atmosphere in the large market square. Visit the ruins of Kelso Abbey, then cross the border and travel on to Alnwick castle, the setting for Hogwarts Academy in the Harry Potter movie series. Continue onward along the Northumberland coast to the walled town of Berwick-upon-Tweed with your dedicated guide. All entrance fees at your own expense.


  • Small-group tour for a personalized experience
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city

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Itinerary -

This is a typical itinerary for your Alnwick castle, The Northumberland Coast & The Borders Day Tour From Edinburgh -

Stop At: Rabbie's cafe bar

Meet here for boarding 15 mins before the published departure time.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England

This gorgeous castle was used as a set for both Harry Potter and Downton Abbey.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Seahouses, Northumberland, England

This captivating coastline is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Kelso Abbey, Kelso, Scottish Borders, Scotland

A ruined abbey, a stunning, cobbled town square, and beautiful boutique shops.

Duration: 40 minutes




Transport by air-conditioned mini-coach



Food and drinks

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Entry/Admission - Kelso Abbey

Admission Fees (Alnwick Castle)

Entry/Admission - Alnwick Castle

Additional Info

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Minimum age is 5 years old

Most travelers can participate

Check-in closes 15 minutes prior to departure

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 18-Oct-2019

    Our tour guide was Henry excellent and he has the right personality for this role- informative, funny, adaptable, accomodating and at the same time gracious. The day was so well organised. Our one big mistake was going to the converted railway station at Alnwick (now a huge second hand book shop) and ordering lunch there as well. In a word, Don’t! Line up to order took 10 mins, delivery 20mins and the hot beef bread roll was inedible. Go to the Castle instead for far better options.

  • 31-Jul-2019

    JIm was our driver. He did a great job of reviewing the history of the castle as it relates to Scottish royal history. Broke up the trip with good stops at interesting spots. Three hours at the castle but could have used 4. Recommend this trip.

  • 05-Nov-2018

    Neat tour but didn’t understand the driver at all. He mumbled, his voice trailed off at the end of each sentence. He wasn’t very enthusiastic either.

  • 13-Aug-2018

    Despite the rain Alnwick Castle was good. Our last stop which was meant to be Berwick on Tweed the driver decided to not go there and took us to North Berwick without asking the group. Was beautiful scenery but couldn't see anything as it was raining and must. Which you can not help the weather. The driver Jan was interesting and informative.

  • 07-Aug-2018

    amazing tour and great guide! super worth it!

  • 20-Jul-2018

    Such a fun day! The guide was amazing, the castle was beautiful as were all the stops along the way.

  • 19-Jul-2018

    An amazing day trip around Scotland and to Alnwick Castle. My tour guide, Richard was AMAZING. Would highly recommend.

  • 23-Dec-2017

    This was an amazing tour and our tour guide, Jude, was outstanding! After leaving the hustle and bustle of Edinburgh, we arrived in a lovely town called Kelso. We stopped there to pick up something for breakfast. This town looked like it stood still in time. I had the best sandwich in my life in this town. We continued then towards the border of Scotland and England. Jude recommended we walk across the border, which we did. We arrived in Alnwick Castle which was beautiful with rolling hills and lots of treasures. We saw numerous pheasants walking across the grounds. On our way back, Jude drove past the coast, we stopped in a town for fish and chips and to buy wool sweaters. This tour was definitely worth taking!

  • 30-Nov-2017

    Probably one of the most beautiful castle we have ever seen. Overall a wonderful trip and highly recommended!

  • 28-Nov-2017

    We had an awesome time!

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