The Borders Country and Alnwick Castle with hotel pick-up - 1 day tour

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Tour Summary

Alnwick Castle and Lindisfarne (Holy Island) Tour with hotel pick-up

One day tour

Hear about Scotland and England’s historic rivalry as you tour through the serene beauty of the borders country.  Visit medieval Lindisfarne, a unique and special place of religious and historical importance, and explore splendid Alnwick Castle, the second largest inhabited castle in the country. Harry Potter fans will recognise it as the location of the magical Hogwarts School of Witcraft and Wizardry!

East Lothian - enjoy the rolling farmlands and fabulous clifftop views

The Hirsel - learn the history of this extensive estate and savour the delicious home baking served in the coffee shop

Lindisfarne - explore this tidal island which is crammed with history and famous for its picturesque castle

Alnwick Castle - one of the UK’s grandest houses, with a fascinating history, extraordinary gardens, and sumptuous staterooms.

Downton Abbey - visit the exhibition featuring photography, costumes and props used in the two Christmas specials

Border Country - hear tales of the historic rivalry between Scotland and England

Movie locations -  Harry Potter series, Downton Abbey (TV) and The Railway Man

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Full Tour Itinerary

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Transportation by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Live commentary in English
  • Edinburgh City hotel pick-up
  • Services of an experienced driver/guide
  • Service charges and taxes


  • Admission charges
  • Meals, snacks or items of a personal nature
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuity to your driver/guide 

Departure information

Hotel pick-up: 08:15 - 09:00 hrs 
from or near to your accommodation in central Edinburgh 

Check-in: from 08:00 hrs
Tour Departs: 08:15 hrs
Tour Returns: 18:30 hrs

Child details

There are no child, senior or student discounts available on this tour.

We’re really sorry, but children aged under 8 years cannot travel on this tour.

Price Notes

Book Assured
Book by paying a 20% deposit. Make date changes or get a full refund with 48 hours notice before travel. Click here for more information.

Tour Confirmation
A courtesy pick-up serves most accommodation in central Edinburgh. Please call to confirm your tour pick-up point and time no later than 24 hours prior to travel. Full information will appear on your tour voucher.

Admission Prices
In order to give you maximum flexibility admission fees are not included in the cost of this tour. 

Please see the FAQ section for more information on this tour.

Product code
GLS 02911

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