Alnwick Castle Day Excursion

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Description

You will visit the picturesque seaside village of Bamburgh and take in the superb views of the 5th century Bamburgh Castle. But it is Alnwick Castle that’s the true star of this show. It’s not only a key filming location for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey; it’s also a historic location of epic conquests and royal splendour. Take this trip and become enthralled by Scottish & English borders regions. 

What´s Included

  • Local Scottish Guide

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card 
  • Students must hold a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card
  • Travel insurance
  • Comfortable walking shoes and a waterproof jacket , just in case there is a sprinkle of rain.

Additional information

  • Travel insurance is recommended 
  • Please be advised that children under 5 years old may not take part in the tour, while anyone under 17 must be accompanied by an adult. 
  • There are no maximum age restrictions
  • Please arrive to check-in 15 minutes before departure
  •  Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them to board and disembark. 
  • Students must hold a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC card
  • Cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to departure will incur a 100% fee.
  • In this new, fast-changing Covid-19 era, we are doing all we can to adapt to new requirements and expectations, given the disruption caused. Read more about the important new steps and procedures that we have implemented to enhance hygiene protocols, to comply with physical distancing requirements by relevant government authorities and to give you peace of mind when you are travelling during these new times
    Your Responsibility
    All our guests are asked to follow hygiene practices recommended by the World Health Organization and local Government guidelines.
    • Regular washing of hands and sanitising when required
    • Please bring your own:
    o Hand sanitiser
    o Face mask. These are to be worn at all times on the coach and in public areas.
    • Temperature checks will be taken at the start of each day on tour. If your temperature is above 37.5 degrees, you may not be able to travel.
    • Maintain social distancing. o You need to make the Guide aware if you develop any COVID like symptoms.
    • You need to make the Guide aware if you develop any Covid like symptoms.

Itinerary

DAY 1
Alnwick Castle and the Borders
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Alnwick Castle and the Borders

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. Passing fateful battlefields, we learn about the turbulent past of the Scottish/English border before our journey ends in Edinburgh, early evening.