Enjoy a day spent in the Borderlands of Scotland and England where you will discover the castle used for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films and learn more about the historic rivalry of England and Scotland as epitomized by the medieval town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
- See highlights including Kelso, the Borders, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland Coastline and much more
- Visit some of the film locations of the Harry Potter film franchise
- Professional and knowledgeable guide
|Included||Full day excursion with professional guide and transport|
|Not included||Lunch and visitor attractions|
|Bring along||Weather suitable clothing and comfortable shoes for walking|
|Participants||Tour takes place with 1 - 16 participants|
|Categories||Historical Tours, Themed Tours|
|Requirements||Minimum age: 5 years|
|Important information||Please check in at least 15 minutes before your tour departs. Please also note that Alnwick Castle is closed to the public in October - the gardens are still open and it is possible to take photos of the outside of the castle. During this time, you will also visit the seaside village of Bamburgh. Furthermore, due to redevelopment work in the center of Kelso, this tour will visit Melrose instead until the end of June.|
6 Waterloo Place, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Offered byRabbie’s Small Group Tours
After you have left Edinburgh, you will travel to the Scottish border town of Kelso which has one of the largest market squares in Scotland and you can also visit the ruins of Kelso Abbey which was built in the 12th century. This is also where Sir Walter Scott was educated and he described Kelso as "the most beautiful if not the most romantic village in Scotland".
As you continue south, you will cross the border where you will visit Alnwick Castle which has been used as a filming location for many blockbusters including Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, the early Harry Potter films and the Blackadder TV series. It was originally built to protect the north of England from a Scottish invasion. You can also enjoy a stroll through its spectacular gardens which have been redeveloped in the last 10 years.
After you have had lunch, you will travel along the Northumberland Coast and see the ancient gateway to the town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. This walled town has changed hands between Scotland and England 13 times over the centuries.
You will then continue north along the coast of Berwickshire and East Lothian until you arrive back in Edinburgh at around 7 pm.