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Alnwick Castle & Lindisfarne (Holy Island) Tour

Alnwick Castle & Lindisfarne (Holy Island) Tour

Alnwick Castle & Lindisfarne (Holy Island) Tour

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Take in Alnwick Castle, Lindisfarne and the Scottish Borders on this adventurous day trip from Edinburgh. Crossing the Scottish Border into England, you can enjoy the beautiful countryside as our guide tells you the stories of the region’s colourful past. We will then visit the idyllic country estate of Hirsel and explore the Holy Isle of Lindisfarne, famous for it's spectacular scenery and historic monastery ruins. On the way back to Edinburgh, we will visit the stunning Alnwick Castle — made famous in ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone’ and ‘Downton Abbey’

  • 9.5 Hours
  • Mobile & printed vouchers accepted
  • Free Cancellation
    Fully refundable when canceled up to 24 hours prior to departure.

Highlights

Enjoy the scenery and landscapes of the Scottish Borders and East Lothian as we take you on a day trip to the stunning sites of Alnwick Castle and Holy Island.

  • Lindisfarne Castle - Also known Holy Island, this tidal island which is cut off from the mainland twice a day has to much for you to see.
  • Alnwick Castle – The main stop of this tour this is the seconds largest inhibited castle in the UK and features in both Downtown Abbey and the Harry Potter moves.
  • Visit two countries - this tour gives you the opportunity to see coastal views and countryside views in both Scotland and England.

Includes

  • Hotel Pickup Service
  • Guided Tour with a Fully Trained and Experienced Driver/Guide
  • Central Edinburgh city centre drop offs

  • Admission to Alnwick Castle
  • Additional Entrance Fees
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Hotel Drop off

Please Note

  • This tour has 6 passenger minimum requirement and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met.
  • In the unlikely event of such a cancellation, your choice of a refund, reschedule or alternative tour will be offered.
  • Amendments to dates and tour changes are subject to a £5.00 administration fee
  • PLEASE NOTE THE PICKUP TIME IS APPROXIMATE UNTIL YOU HAVE CONFIRMED BY EMAIL OR PHONE

Restrictions

This tour is not suitable for children under the age of 6 years old. Amendments to dates and tour changes are subject to a £5.00 administration fee

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Itinerary

Our Alnwick Castle and Lindisfarne Tour takes you south from Edinburgh, through the Scottish Borders and into England.

As you head south, our experienced tour guide / driver will tell you all about the historic rivalry between Scotland and England while you enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Scottish Borders.

You will then travel into England and stop at The Holy Island of Lindisfarne, a tidal island off the northeast coast of England. Known as Holy Island, Lindisfarne is internationally famous both for it's medieval religious heritage and it's picturesque 16th century castle.

We will then continue to the highlight of our tour, Alnwick Castle. The Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the UK; home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percys, for over 700 years. In recent years it has taken starring roles in a number of film and television productions, featuring as Brancaster Castle in Downton Abbey’s 2014 Christmas special and Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter films.

Visitors to Alnwick Castle can explore the Downton Abbey exhibition, featuring photography, costumes and props from the show.

You will have approximately 2.5 hours at Alnwick to explore the Castle and gardens and to enjoy lunch before you relax and enjoy your journey back to Edinburgh along the beautiful East Lothian coast.

  • Admission to the Castle and Gardens is not included.
  • Please note that tour routing and availability are subject to the tidal timetable at Lindisfarne which may result in the tour having to operate in reverse**


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Pickup Info

[email protected] -- Phone: 44-131-555-5558 -- To confirm your tour and arrange your hotel pick up time, please call or email at least 48 hours prior to tour. Present a copy of your printed electronic voucher to your driver in order to redeem services. This tour has 6 passenger minimum requirement and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. In the unlikely event of such a cancellation, your choice of a refund, reschedule or alternative tour will be offered

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