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Alnwick Castle as Featured in Harry Potter and Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh provided by Highland Explorer Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 23/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Highland Explorer Tours
    60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
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  • 1
    Bamburgh Castle
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 2
    Alnwick Castle
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission excluded
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  • 3
    Coldstream
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Highland Explorer Tours
    60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
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Important Information
Departure Point
Highland Explorer Tours, 60 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1TB, UK
Duration
9h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi on board coach
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees to Alnwick Castle (approx £14.50 per person)
  • Entry/Admission - Bamburgh Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Alnwick Castle
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
14Reviews
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vmj wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions9 helpful votes
It was kinda disappointing because there wasn’t much activity to do and not much to see due to Covid. We did not get to see the inside of the castle,it was only the outside. Sadly the gift shop was also closed. I wouldn’t really recommend going at this point of time but if you
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from Highland Explor... T, Guest Relations Manager at Alnwick Castle as Featured in Harry Potter and Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh
Responded 22 Aug 2020
Thank you for your 4-star review and feedback. I am very sorry for any inconvenience or disappointment caused by COVID. For a small number of tours, we have arranged alternative activities for passengers due to COVID restrictions. I am glad you enjoyed the tour and we would welcome the chance to have you travel with us again in the future. Best Wishes, Maggie
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Beverly M wrote a review Nov 2019
2 contributions6 helpful votes
The visit to Alnwick was interesting - but the timing was such that we missed some of the tours in that castle. We stopped at another castle but it was too early to go in so we walked around and walked to the beach which was nice.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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kris j wrote a review Sep 2019
Burlington, Canada41 contributions50 helpful votes
Our driver/tour guide Caitlin was so much fun full of history and super enthusiastic with as much love for all things Harry Potter as myself and my daughter(18). With great tips on places to eat things to see & do Made are day one to remember. Everything was perfectly on time
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Chris T wrote a review Sep 2019
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom137 contributions105 helpful votes
Once you've purchased the entrance tickets, many of the guided toiurs are free. We took the Film and TV Tour and the Castle Historic Tour. Both about 45 mins long, both very good and held our attention. The tour guides werer very knowledgeable and engaging. There's lots of
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Date of experience: August 2019
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juttamonika wrote a review May 2019
Townsville, Australia18 contributions1 helpful vote
For what it was promoted, it is was not all that great, there are better castles to see. Although I have to give credit to the caretaker in the library, he was very helpful giving us a bit of insight of all the books in the library.Thank you. It is a home and I appreciated that
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Greenockboi
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Absolutely amazing experience!
Our tour guide Caitlin was brilliant, very energetic, bubbly and full of laughs and giggles! Very knowledgeable on
92virgina
92virgina
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Funny trip
I have been to Noch ness 20 years ago but yesterday one was much more funny and educative , the tour guide dressed
samP220425
samP220425
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Excellent and unforgettable experience
I am so glad I booked Highland Explorer tours. It took the stress away from planning and driving and we got to sit
Ion G
Ion G
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Amazing experience
Great day trip in the Highlands! A lot of scenic views, traditional Scottish music along the way, steam train exper
Paulpa1963
Paulpa1963
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Highland Explorer
We had the pleasure of travelling on your Highland Explorer Tour. I wanted to say that we both enjoyed the tour ve
AERM_Scotland
AERM_Scotland
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Brilliant taster day for future adventures
Scot was a fantastic guide/driver/story teller (and Covid-19 compliant!). Our whole family really enjoyed the day.
Lee-Anne R
Lee-Anne R
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Loved every minute
Amazing day tour and Duffy the driver was really nice and friendly and knew is history, made the trip worth while.
NickB2106
NickB2106
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Stirling Castle looks great!
Calum was an excellent driver and tour guide, helping us to get the best out of the Kelpies (amazing statues!), our
NickB2106
NickB2106
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Wonderful guided tour of the Highlands
Richie was a brilliant tour guide, and kept us entertained for hours as he drove us through the Trossachs to Glenco
Emlhp0
Emlhp0
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Just brilliant - highly recommend!
This was absolutely amazing. We've done a lot of tours but Rich was one of the best guides we've ever had. He made
Que10plm
Que10plm
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Duffy’s Tour
Excellent trip from beginning to end. Duffy our driver and guide was very knowledgeable in all aspects and an extr
Sharon U
Sharon U
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Hogwarts Express
All of it, a full filled day from start to finish. Hogwarts Express was amazing really magical Guide was very knowl
Klauszkababa
Klauszkababa
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Worth it
I really enjoyed this trip. Our guide, Rich was very funny and told us a lots of funny and interesting story during
Laramae030788
Laramae030788
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An awesome day to Sterling!
First, the bus arrived precisely on time. We managed to do everything according to our Itinerary. We definitely ha
Luke G
Luke G
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Amazing 5 day experience guided by Greg!
We thoroughly enjoyed our 5 day tour with Greg, 28th sep onwards! On day 6 I was definitely a little saddened to no
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