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Melrose Abbey and Alnwick Castle One Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Explore the southern part of the region as you drive through the Scottish Borders and discover picturesque landscapes as well as towns and villages.

Highlights
  • Drive through the Scottish Borders and explore the southern part of the region
  • Have a glimpse of Melrose Abbey, one of Europe's most beautiful ruins
  • Visit the magnificent Alnwick Castle and get a chance to explore the castle and its gardens
  • Learn about the fascinating history of Scotland and its iconic heroes such as Robert the Bruce
  • See one of the notable film locations of popular movies and series, Harry Potter and Downton Abbey

Description

Unfold the beauty and charm of the southern part of the country as you explore the Scottish Borders and start a wonderful borders experience taking in the glorious wonders and scenic towns and villages.

Head towards one of the most beautiful ruins in Europe, Melrose Abbey, and learn about the history of Scotland and get to know one of its iconic heroes, Robert the Bruce. Locate the site where the heart of Robert the Bruce is said to be buried and see the final resting place of some of the Kings in Scotland.

Continue to the remarkable Alnwick Castle, 2nd largest inhabited castle in England, and get a chance to explore the castle and its gardens as you try to uncover the mysteries of the castle. Used as a film location for numerous movies and series, walk around the castle and relive the scenes from Harry Potter and Downton Abbey.

Lastly, end the tour with an amazing coastal journey taking you up the spectacular east coast, past some beautiful scenes such as Dunbar, the home of John Muir, a prominent Scottish-American naturalist and environmentalist.

Includes

  • Transportation fee

  • English-speaking guide/driver
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Melrose Abbey and Alnwick Castle One Day Tour from Edinburgh

Duration: 11 hour(s)
Available: Mon, Wed and Sat
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Inclusions: Transportation fee / English-speaking guide/driver
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Schedule

  • 08:45

    Check in at No. 1 Parliament Square High Street

  • 09:00

    Start of Tour

  • Melrose Abbey

    The tour starts heading south to the first stop of the day at Bamburgh and its imposing castle. You will then drive south through the Scottish Borders, pausing for a photo stop at Melrose Abbey - widely regarded as one of the most beautiful ruins in Europe.

  • Alnwick

    Robert the Bruce's heart is thought to be buried at the Abbey and it is the final resting place of a number of other Scottish Kings. The star attraction of the tour is Alnwick Castle. This is the second largest inhabited castle in England and has been lived in for over 700 years.

  • Lindisfarne

    It is full of fascinating things to see and mysteries to uncover. You may recognize it as a location from some of the Harry Potter films. The road home takes you up the east coast, past beautiful sights such as the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and the picturesque coastal town of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

  • 19:30

    End of Tour

  • (For Check-In) Edinburgh Pick Up Point (No. 1 Parliament Square High Street (Royal Mile) Edinburgh EH1 1RE) Time: 08:45:00

  • (For Check-Out) Edinburgh Pick Up Point (No. 1 Parliament Square High Street (Royal Mile) Edinburgh EH1 1RE) Time: 19:30:00

Check-in Time & Location

  • (For Check-In) Edinburgh Pick Up Point (No. 1 Parliament Square High Street (Royal Mile) Edinburgh EH1 1RE) Time: 08:45:00

Check-out Time & Location

  • (For Check-Out) Edinburgh Pick Up Point (No. 1 Parliament Square High Street (Royal Mile) Edinburgh EH1 1RE) Time: 19:30:00

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Notes

Restriction(s)
  • Smoking is not permitted on any of the tour vehicles.

Required Items to Bring & Attire
  • Luggage of 55cm x 40cm x 20cm, with a maximum of 15 kg per passenger is allowed.

Additional Note(s)
  • The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.

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  • Any cancellations made within 3 business days of your activity (after 09:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.

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