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$53.08 Day Trips & Excursions

Holy Island, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland from Edinburgh

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Lindisfarne Priory, Holy Island, Northumberland, EnglandSpend 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 renownedDuration: 1 hourStop At: Lindisfarne Castle, Holy Island, Northumberland, EnglandOur 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 hourStop At: Flodden Battlefield, Cornhill on Tweed, Northumberland, England 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 minutesStop At: Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, EnglandWe 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

$51.75 Day Trips & Excursions

Alnwick Castle and Lindisfarne Day Trip from Edinburgh

Our driver and guide will entertain you on the way with stories and the history of Scotland’s ancient enmity with England, while you pass over the lush green hills of the borders. Enjoy the beauty that has been famed through poetry and song in Scotland and England for hundreds of years.Enjoy a mid-morning rest and refreshment at “The Hirsel”. This idyllic country manor and estate is home to the ‘Home’ family who welcome you to enjoy one of their home-made cakes, scones or sweet treats available in the tea room. As “The Hirsel” is situated directly on the border, the journey will continue with immediately entering England and the first main attraction of the tour, the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne.Lindisfarne is a small, but beautiful island accessible at low tide. Famed for its dominating castle, delicious mead and ancient monastery ruins. In 793AD, the monastery was attacked and pillaged in the first recorded contact the British Isles had with Viking raiders.Once the coach departs Lindisfarne, our driver will take you on to the highlight of this tour, Alnwick. This massive castle has been present for at least 1,000 years, in one form or another. It has been the residence of the Percy family for the last 700 years and they have opened its gates to the public to enjoy it’s splendour. Recently, the castle has enjoyed it’s time in the limelight, having been used in the filming of the 'Downton Abbey' Christmas special in 2014 and also in some scenes as Hogwarts from the Harry Potter films. For 2015, Alnwick Castle has a new 'Downton Abbey' exhibit. This fine display boasts photography, period costumes and props from the shoot. The stop at Alnwick is for about two and a half hours which grants our passengers opportunity to enjoy the castle, beautiful castle gardens and have lunch.After Alnwick castle, the coach will return to Edinburgh for city center drop offs.Please note: The tour routing and availability are subject to the tidal timetable at Lindisfarne which may result in the tour having to operate in reverse. In the rare event that Lindisfarne cannot be reached due to unworkable tide timings, a suitable substitute will be implemented at the driver’s discretion

$1220.72 Day Trips & Excursions

England, Wales and Scotland 8-Day Small-Group Britain Tour

• Day one takes us into the Cotswolds, first to Cirencester, then on to some of the smaller villages. We’ll continue on to Ironbridge, a village perched on the River Severn. Our overnight stop is the pretty English city of Chester. • After a leisurely start in Chester, we’ll then head west to Wales to drive the Llanberis Pass and revel in the mountainous scenery. Snowdonia National Park is full of wild landscapes. We’ll also visit Conwy, a walled market town home to Conwy Castle*. You can explore narrow cobbled streets and take in views of the Thomas Telford Suspension Bridge that leads up to the Castle before we return to Chester. • Today is The Peak District National Park. We’ll stop in the town of Buxton, then make our way to Bakewell. Another highlight is the stately home of Chatsworth House - set in idyllic gardens. We’ll spend our third evening in York. • A day to explore York. You can choose what you‘d like to visit, perhaps York Minster*, or the Shambles. The day is free for you to do as you please with an optional walking tour. • You’ll say goodbye to York, and meet your new travel companions and driver-guide as we make our way north to stop at the market town of Richmond, it’s a short walk to the Castle from the centre of town, or you can enjoy afternoon tea and a wander. We then head to Alnwick, where you can opt to visit the beautiful Alnwick Castle* or explore the town of Alnwick itself. We continue up the East Coast before we reach the city of Edinburgh. You’ll have an evening in Edinburgh to enjoy the city before you begin your journey north.  • We journey through the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, offering stunning views of the UK’s largest expanse of fresh water. We will cross the brooding expanse of Rannoch Moor and journey through Glen Coe where you will learn the brutal story of the MacDonald Clan massacre and take in the weeping waterfalls that inhabit this incredible glen. We will also enjoy a stop at Eilean Donan*. Here you have the chance to take photographs and explore the castle. Then it’s time to cross the bridge to Skye for your overnight stop. • Enjoy a full day exploring the Isle of Skye. Your guide will ensure you get the most out of your day and enjoy sights such as the craggy Cuillin Mountains, the Trotternish Peninsula, Kilt Rock and Mealt Waterfall, the Old Man of Storr and the Iron Age Dun Beag Broch. Portree is your lunch time stop, before heading back to your accommodation for a second evening. • You’ll visit the most famous Loch in the entire world, Loch Ness. You can tour Urquhart Castle then hop on a Jacobite Cruise to Nessie spot on the loch itself. Our next stop is at Culloden Battlefield. We’ll then continue south to Pitlochry; a pretty town perched next to the River Tummel, before returning to Edinburgh.

$61.04 Cultural & Theme Tours

Harry Potter Alnwick Castle, Scottish Borders from Edinburgh

We leave Edinburgh at 8.15am and head south to the Borders. On the way, you will see the gently rolling hills and dramatic coastlines of East Lothian. Our first stop is the beautiful coastal town Bamburgh. Take a stroll to the stunning beach and view the dramatic 5th century Bamburgh Castle sitting on a natural throne of volcanic dolerite.In the afternoon, we will meet the star of the show, Alnwick Castle. There is far too much to do here; admire large stately rooms and beautiful architecture, explore the spectacular gardens or learn a little about all the popular films and TV shows that have been filmed here.After spending time in Alnwick, we make our way back over the border and in to Scotland. Our final stop is the border town of Coldstream that lies on the north side of the River Tweed. Hear about the turbulent past of this charming town before our journey ends in Edinburgh, early evening.

$106.15 Day Trips & Excursions

Alnwick and Warkworth Castles - The strongholds of the Percy's of Northumberland

This tour is a whole day tour. Collection will be from your accommodation on the day - please contact us with details of where you are staying. All weather clothing will be required and sensible walking shoes as this tour is in the countryside of Northumberland and will enter Alnwick and Walkworth Castle. There will be a lunch break for food and drink during the tour. The terrain in Northumberland, Alnwick and Walkworth can be steep and uneven. This tour may be unsuitable for those who are recovering from injuries or do not feel comfortable on longer distance walks. If you have any other questions please do contact us. We look forward to showing you Alnwick and Walkworth Castle soon.

$19.97 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Alnwick Castle Ticket

Visit: Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, EnglandAlnwick Castle is one of the UK’s most significant heritage destinations. In recent years, it has taken starring roles in a number of film and television productions, most famously in Downton Abbey and as Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter movies.