Borders And Alnwick Castle Tour From Edinburgh

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 1 Day
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Highland Experience Tours, Royal Mile, 1 Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RE, 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.


A tour that takes you from Edinburgh over the border to England and back. Youll have ample time to explore one of the UKs best castles, Alnwick castle, made famous by the Harry Potter films. Also, stop at Melrose abbey in the Borders, on the magnificent east coast of Scotland.


  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Ideal choice for families
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

Know More about this tour

A tour for history and movie lovers alike, we take you to the magnificent Melrose abbey ruin, resting place of Robert the Bruces heart. Then its on to Alnwick castle (entry not included) which you may recognize from the Harry Potter films. It is arguably the most family friendly castle in the UK. You can spend hours here, learning to fly like the famous wizard, exploring the grand rooms and hearing terrifying tales in the underground lost cellars. There are also incredible gardens to wander, each with different themes. There are numerous incredible water features and even a tree house.



Mercedes air-conditioned vehicle

panoramic windows


Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

All children of age 3 and over are welcomed on tour, you may need to provide proof of age

Children must be accompanied by an adult

8:45am check-in closes

Traveler Reviews

  • 26-Sep-2017

    Great tour. The Melrose Abbey is a stunning ruin, I could have stayed for hours, but alas, only 30 minutes. We had several hours at Alnwick Castle. Even in September, the gardens were magnficent. The caslte is lovely. Downton Abbey fans will recognize the state rooms. My disappointment was that the exterior of the castle seemed more like a Hogwarts Lite amusement park. Our guide, Murray was a lot of fun and informative. The stop at the seaside was interesting. Lovely scenery.

  • 07-Aug-2017

    Great tour!! Highlands experience is a great option if you want to experience the borders. We had plenty of time on Alnwick Castle to enjoy ourselves. Our driver David was fantastic!

  • 24-Jun-2017

    It was a Great tour, Alnwick,Melrose Abbey, walking across the river Tweed into England, Walter Scott's favorite view in the border lands. All around just a most enjoyable time, with a very informative tour guide David who as far as I am concerned went above and beyond. Best of all you don't have to drive, for my money, a good value.

  • 02-Jul-2016

    It was a really raining day but this was one of the most amazing tours I have ever been and I already have gone so many tours... This tour guide, Jamie, was so talented on showing us the borders, telling the stories behind the scenarios and also talking about Scotland in general. Jamie understood that the heavy raining was kind of interfering with our ability to enjoy the trip so, he improvised and changed a bit the itinerary in order to please us. The scenes were unbelievable beautiful and his mood and genuine interest in amuse us gave the trip a big plus. My son and I really appreciated this experience.

  • 28-Apr-2016

    Barney is a must! Very patient with all kind of passengers the bla bla one's and the delayed one's.
    Apart from the cold, Alnwick is amazing. Loved it, recomend it.
    Melrose is beautiful.