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  • Bamburgh Castle
  • Alnwick Castle
  • Melrsoe Abbey
Alnwick Castle and the Scottish Borders
See, Visit & Explore: Melrose Abbey, Scottish Borders, Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh and Berwick-upon-Tweed

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1 day tour from £42

Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
5 April to 14 October, 2017

Adult Price from 42
Child Price from 39


Seasonal Price Range
42 - 42

Child rates apply from 3-15 years inclusive.
We regret that children under 3 are not carried on this tour.

Product code: HEX 00178

Tour Summary

This wonderful journey into the scenic border country between England and Scotland combines Harry Potter, charming towns, a mysterious chapel and an ancient abbey - all in one great tour.

Visit Melrose Abbey, regarded by many as one of the most beautiful ruins in Europe. Its said that the heart of our famous patriot Sir Robert the Bruce is buried here. Cross the border into England and our visit to Alnwick Castle, the second largest inhabited castle in England - it has been in the same family for over 700 years. If youre a Harry Potter fan youll recognise the castle as Hogwarts in the first two movies. The journey home will take us by way of Bamburgh with its beautiful castle and the walled border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Tour features:

  • Visit Bamburgh, Melrose Abbey and Alnwick Castle (admission fees apply)
  • Lunch stop: Alnwick Castle
  • Depart from and return to Edinburgh
  • Tour duration: 10 hours
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We travel out of bustling Edinburgh and make our way through the rolling Moorfoot Hills to the charming town of Melrose where we will enjoy a photo-stop at the ancient Abbey*. Dating from the 12th Century the Abbey was attacked and ransacked by the English troops on many occasions. Our famous King, Robert the Bruce, had the Abbey rebuilt and it is said that he loved it so much his heart was buried here. During our time here look out for the gargoyle of a pig playing the bagpipes!!

At the confluence of the Rivers Tweed and Teviot lies the pleasant market town of Kelso. The centre of the town is an impressive cobbled square surrounded by Georgian buildings. Shortly we will cross from Scotland into England and enter the ancient Kingdom of Northumbria. 

Impressive Alnwick Castle* is our next treat. After Windsor Castle it is the second largest inhabited castle in England and has been occupied for over 700 years. If you are a fan of the Harry Potter movies then Alnwick is sure to be familiar to you as it was here that Harry and his classmates had their first flights using broomsticks. During our time here you can explore the impressive State rooms or stroll through the extensive gardens.

The attractive village of Bamburgh is dominated by beautiful Bamburgh Castle, once the seat of the Kings of Northumbria. During our time in the village why not seek out the story of Grace Darling, a famed heroine who rescued five people from a wrecked steamer. She is buried in nearby St Aidans Churchyard.

Our journey back to Edinburgh will take us towards the ancient Border town of Berwick-upon-Tweed then back into Scotland once more. There are wonderful coastal views to savour as we make our way towards Dunbar and journey's end in Edinburgh.

* Admission Fees

Melrose Abbey £5.50 Adult £3.30 Child
Alnwick Castle £14.75 Adult £7.60 Child

This information is given for guidance only and prices are subject to change without notice.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can children travel this tour?
Children aged 3 years and older are welcome to travel on this tour. Children aged 3 to 15 inclusive travel at the appropriate child rate. We are sorry but children below the age of 3 cannot travel on this tour.
How many people will be in the group?
The group size is normally between 29 and 33 passengers. At times of peak demand (such as on public holidays) larger coaches may be used.
What features will the coach have?
You will usually travel in a modern eco-friendly mini or midi touring coach which is equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable reclining seats, large picture windows and seat belts.
Will there be stops for meals and are they included in the price of the tour?
Meals are not included in the tour price, but we will make stops where you can get refreshments and something to eat. If you wish, you can bring a packed lunch or pick up lunch items at a previous stop. Vegetarian food is widely available.  
Do you offer a hotel pick-up service?
We know that you will want to start your tour straight away rather than spending valuable time travelling around hotels. By offering a single centrally located departure point we can get you to Scotlands best scenery as quickly as possible.
Can I reserve specific seats on the coach?
Seating on this tour is on a first come, first served basis and cannot be pre-booked. If you are travelling as part of a group please make sure that all members of the party arrive at the departure point together.

This tour will visit England, do I need a passport?
Scotland and England are part of the United Kingdom so there are no Border formalities and youll not need a passport. It might interest you to know that the border town of Berwick upon Tweed has passed between Scotland and England an amazing 13 times over the centuries.

What's Included

Transport by luxury air-conditioned touring coach
Live commentary in English
Services of an experienced tour host
Service charges and taxes

Not Included
Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
Gratuity to your tour host

Departure information

Check in: 08:45 hrs
Departure: 09:00 hrs
From 1 Parliament Square
Royal Mile/High Street
Edinburgh EH1 1RE
Tour returns at: 19:00 hrs

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