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Itinerary
Take a seat aboard your air-conditioned minivan in the morning in central Edinburgh, and spin out of the city with your guide into the borderlands between Scotland and England to begin your tour.

First, stop in the pretty market town of Kelso and explore top attractions including Kelso Abbey. With your guide to lead the way, hear of the bloody conflicts between the Scottish and the English down the centuries.

Continue southward to Alnwick Castle—famous across the world as the fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter movies. On arrival, enjoy three hours’ free time to explore at your leisure. Stroll the expansive grounds, and perhaps pay the entrance fee to explore the castle’s interior with a guide (own expense).

Afterward, head onward along the Northumberland coastline to Berwick-upon-Tweed and admire spectacular views over coastal England. Here, explore the historic town center on foot and hear of the town’s tumultuous history under both English and Scottish rule.

Enjoy sweeping views along the banks of the Tweed River, then return in comfort to central Edinburgh to conclude your tour.
Locations visited
Alnwick Castle
Kelso Abbey
Rabbie's
Overview
The border towns between England and Scotland hold centuries of secrets—from bloodthirsty warfare to royal reform. On this full-day sightseeing tour, travel in comfort through the countryside by air-conditioned minivan and visit the pretty border towns of Kelso and Berwick-upon-Tweed with ease. With your guide at the wheel, enjoy beautiful coastal views and visit Alnwick Castle—made famous in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies.
Highlights
  • Visit the border towns of Kelso and Berwick-upon-Tweed with your guide
  • Gain insight into centuries of colorful English and Scottish history
  • Views over the Northumberland coastline, widely considered the prettiest stretch of shoreline in England
  • Round-trip travel by air-conditioned minivan from central Edinburgh
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile
Alnwick castle Scottish border

This was an awesome tour with Jude as our guide. Wonderful story telling. Highly recommend this tour.

Thank Yvonne S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great guide unfortunate weather

We did this tour as recompense for not having our Loch Ness booking so wasn’t sure what to expect we found Gillian the guide to be both funny and interesting unfortunately the weather put a damper on the visit to The borders and Alnwick castle...More

Thank Dave M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Disappointed

We booked this tour because it went to Kelso which is the hometown of my husbands Grandmother. We were pleasantly surprised that we toured to England and saw nice castles and scenery. My disappointment was with our tour guide Lesly or "Tonks" which she liked...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Fun Day

Tour itself was good and guide was great! Our time at Alnwick Castle was not long enough (3 hours) to fully enjoy it and all of the gardens. There was also no time to visit the bookstore in town which was mentioned by our guide....More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 8 August 2018
super fun day!!

Super worth it! Our guide was amazing and great driver as well.. Stops where according and punctual. Places amazing! and a fun guide to acompany the stories of those places! Alnwick OMG! i had so much fun there! the cstle is amazing and fun and...More

Thank CS G
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