From Edinburgh: Alnwick Castle and Scottish Borders Day Tour

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Cross the Scottish border into England on this full-day excursion that departs from Edinburgh. Admire the beautiful scenery of the Borders and explore magnificent Alnwick Castle and its gardens.

Highlights

  • Cross the Scottish border to reach England
  • See Melrose Abbey, one of the most beautiful ruins in Europe
  • Explore Alnwick Castle, the 2nd-largest inhabited castle in England
  • Take a walk in the Gardens of Howick Hall

Description

Your full-day tour begins in Edinburgh and continues further south through the Scottish Borders, where you’ll stop at Melrose Abbey. This is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful ruins in Europe. The heart of Robert the Bruce is said to be buried at the Abbey, which is also the final resting place of a number of other Scottish Kings. From here it's on to England, where you'll have lots of time to explore the tour’s main attraction, Alnwick Castle. Alnwick is the 2nd-largest inhabited castle in England, having been lived in for over 700 years. It’s filled with fascinating things to see and mysteries to uncover. You may recognize it as a location from some of the Harry Potter films. You will then visit Howick Hall Gardens, home to the Grey family, for whom the Earl Grey blend of tea was created and named after. Here you would be able to enjoy a cup of tea in the cafe, learn more about the history of the Hall by exploring the visitor centre, or taking a walk through the extensive gardens.

Includes

Transportation English-speaking guide

Important Information

  • Food and drinks are not included in this tour, please bring cash for lunch Entrance fees to the locations visited are not included in the cost of this tour

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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