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Travel from Edinburgh over the Scottish border to England and back on this 1-day borders and Alnwick Castle tour from Edinburgh. Visit the impressive ruins of Melrose Abbey where Robert the Bruce’s heart is buried, with a guide. Take an optional tour of Alnwick Castle, made famous in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies, and learn to fly like a wizard! Explore the grand salons and underground cellars, or take a stroll through the gardens.
  • 1-day tour between Scotland and England including Alnwick Castle from Edinburgh
  • Explore the ruins of Melrose Abbey, where Robert the Bruce’s heart lies, with a guide
  • Enjoy an optional tour of Alnwick Castle’s impressive cellars, gardens and salons
  • Tour includes round-trip travel from Edinburgh
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Mercedes air-conditioned vehicle
panoramic windows
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192 High St , 192 High St, Edinburgh EH1 1RW, UK

Please check in with Highland Experience staff inside/outside Caffe Nero by 08:45

9:00 AM
Lawnmarket , Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1, UK

Please note: During August, and other times when there are events taking place at Edinburgh Castle we will use an alternative end point in Edinburgh's New Town.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children under 3 years not accepted
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Highland Experience Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Nice, big photogenic castle in Northumbria
, Jul 2022
Alnwick is a big, impressive castle and will take you a few hours to see it all. Harry Potter fans will recognize the courtyard and have fun taking selfies. Our tour guide was an encyclopedia of Scottish history but ironically didn't tell us anything about Alnwick Castle or Northumbria. I asked him to take us by Bamburgh Castle on the way back and we were able to get some nice photos of it from the outside too, although we didn't have time to go in. If you have time to spare, I recommend maybe spending the night in Northumbria so you can visit Alnwick, Bamburgh, and Lindisfarne while you're there. Otherwise you spend as much time driving as you do at the castle.
Great tour. The Melrose Abbey is a...
, Sep 2017
Great tour. The Melrose Abbey is a stunning ruin, I could have stayed for hours, but alas, only 30 minutes. We had several hours at Alnwick Castle. Even in September, the gardens were magnficent. The caslte is lovely. Downton Abbey fans will recognize the state rooms. My disappointment was that the exterior of the castle seemed more like a Hogwarts Lite amusement park. Our guide, Murray was a lot of fun and informative. The stop at the seaside was interesting. Lovely scenery.
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Great tour!! Highlands experience is...
Rodrigo C
, Aug 2017
Great tour!! Highlands experience is a great option if you want to experience the borders. We had plenty of time on Alnwick Castle to enjoy ourselves. Our driver David was fantastic!
It was a Great tour, Alnwick,Melrose...
, Jun 2017
It was a Great tour, Alnwick,Melrose Abbey, walking across the river Tweed into England, Walter Scott's favorite view in the border lands. All around just a most enjoyable time, with a very informative tour guide David who as far as I am concerned went above and beyond. Best of all you don't have to drive, for my money, a good value.
It was a really raining day but this...
, Jul 2016
It was a really raining day but this was one of the most amazing tours I have ever been and I already have gone so many tours... This tour guide, Jamie, was so talented on showing us the borders, telling the stories behind the scenarios and also talking about Scotland in general. Jamie understood that the heavy raining was kind of interfering with our ability to enjoy the trip so, he improvised and changed a bit the itinerary in order to please us. The scenes were unbelievable beautiful and his mood and genuine interest in amuse us gave the trip a big plus. My son and I really appreciated this experience.
Barney is a must! Very patient with...
Ines G
, Apr 2016
Barney is a must! Very patient with all kind of passengers the bla bla one's and the delayed one's. Apart from the cold, Alnwick is amazing. Loved it, recomend it. Melrose is beautiful.

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