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Adult:   £42.00

Child:   £39.00

Child rates apply from 3-12 years inclusive.
We regret that children under 3 are not carried on this tour.

Tour Type: Small Group Tour

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Dates of Operation

Saturdays, Mondays and Wednesdays
30 March to 31 October, 2015

Departure Information

Check In: 08:45
Departs: 09:00
Returns: 19:00

From: Highland Experience Tours @ Caffé Nero, 1 Parliament Square, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF

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What's included

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

What's NOT included

• Admission charges unless otherwise stated in the itinerary
• Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
• Gratuity to your tour host

Product Code: HEX 00178

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Alnwick Castle and the Scottish Borders

from Edinburgh

Tour Highlights: Melrose Abbey, scenic Border drive, Kelso, Alnwick Castle, Berwick-upon-Tyne and East Lothian

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.

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.

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