Holy Island, Alnwick Castle & The Kingdom Of Northumbria From Edinburgh

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  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs 30 Mins
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  • Departure Time :
    8:45 AM
  • Departure Details :
    521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, 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 scenic coastal route between Edinburgh and the ancient kingdom of Northumbria. Visit Alnwick castle, see Holy Island, taste some Mead brewed by monks and explore the magnificent poison gardens at Alnwick.


  • Family friendly
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
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Stop At: Lindisfarne Priory

Spend time wandering through the ruins of its Priory where the magnificent Lindisfarne Gospels were produced, sample some of the world-famous Lindisfarne 'Mead' brewed by Monks on the island, and enjoy the tranquillity for which the island is renowned

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lindisfarne Castle

Our first stop is Holy Island, connected to the mainland by a causeway which leads into the quaint island village of Lindisfarne, from where there are stunning views of Lindisfarne Castle, (which dates back to 1550).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Flodden Battlefield

If time permits during this journey there will be a stop at Flodden Field, one of the best preserved battlefields in Northern Europe and scene of the infamous battle of 1513 which ended in victory for the English and the death of James IV, King of Scots.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Alnwick castle

We continue south on to the bustling market town of Alnwick, whose greatest building is the medieval Alnwick castle*. Enjoy time in the town centre or remain at the castle complex where there is something for everyone. Home of the Percy Family for over 700 years, Alnwick Castle is considered one of the finest castles in England and proudly known as The Windsor of the North. Visitors can step into the unexpected in the spectacular Alnwick Garden, with its wonderful Grand Cascade and Poison Gardens. It's grounds were also used in the Harry Potter films.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes


Local guide

Air-conditioned vehicle



Food and drinks, unless specified

Entry/Admission - Lindisfarne Priory

Entry/Admission - Lindisfarne Castle

Entry/Admission - Alnwick Castle

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 5 years

Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark

Not wheelchair accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Most travelers can participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 14-Aug-2019

    it was amazing, despite the bad weather conditions. The guide managed all the times and movements from one place to another.

  • 26-Jul-2019

    Our driver and guide was very good and made the day's tour interesting. His knowledge was exceptional. Very enjoyable and would recommend it.

  • 15-Jul-2019

    We had a wonderful experience. Our guide, Paul, was wonderful, considerate and entertaining. The sights were amazing to see and visit.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    The bus was new and comfortable, the guide was informative.
    The Alnwick Castle is wonderful, but maybe 3 hours is much for see it.
    Unfortunately we havn't enough time for visit the Lindisfarne Castle because it is 1,3 km from the Lindisfarne Abbey and need to go there by walk. We had only one hour for go up to the castle, look around, and come back to bus after watched the abbey.
    Maybe it would have been more efficient don't stop for 30 minute at a lake where was nothing interesting only ducks and of cours souvenir shops.
    I came to Scotland for see the castles and old stones, not the ducks and the souvenir shops what are only waste time and money.

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Very good whole day tour with stops along the way. Experienced driver and tour guide with good knowledge of the area.

  • 10-May-2019

    Lindisfarne was beautiful, but Alnwick Castle was like a theme park, with cartoons and children's activities and ceramic giants. It must be fun for families with small children, but as an adult, I found the 2 1/2 visit much too long. I was also very disappointed that the visit to the Flodden battlefield advertised in the tour description wasn't possible because so many people had signed up for the tour that they needed a large bus that couldn't access the site. I wish I'd known that in advance. The tour guide, Andrew, was very good, friendly, and informative.

  • 10-May-2019

    We had a fantastic day tour through Timberbush Tours with our driver/guide Andrew T. Andrew took us to Holy Island and Alnwick Castle along with a stop at Hirsel Estate on the way back to Edinburgh. He was an excellent guide full of interesting facts along the way as well as humor and even provided some Borders music for us to listen to. The trip was well worth the money spent and we even got discounted tickets at Alnwick courtesy of Timberbush. It was well planned and there was plenty of time at all of the sites we stopped at. I would highly recommend Timberbush Tours and Andrew T to others, and would definitely book another tour through them in the future.

  • 10-May-2019

    David W. took us on an amazing tour to the Holy Island and Alnwick Castle! He was friendly, informative, lively, and funny. The Holy Island is a must see, we were very lucky to have a beautiful sunny day, and we could have stayed there all day! We then headed to Alnwick Castlet, David made sure we all got our tour group discount and then set us free to do what we liked. We went into the town to grab some lunch and walk around there for a bit, then back to the castle. The grounds are fantastic, we found so many different little paths that opened up to views of the castle. This tour is full of incredible history and magical scenery. We would highly recommend it and David W. as your guide.

  • 17-Sep-2018

    It was a completely different excursion specially referring to Holy Island. The Alnwick Castle was amazing.

  • 02-Jul-2018

    Great tour but I felt super rushed. Alnwick castle was amazing but sooo crowded it made it fairly difficult to move through. Wish we had been able to spend more time on Holy Island but is was so brief.

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