Melrose Abbey and Alnwick Castle from Edinburgh

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Alnwick Castle
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Melrose Abbey
Melrose Abbey
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Alnwick Castle Gardens
Alnwick Castle Gardens
Alnwick Castle Gardens
Alnwick Castle Gardens
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What To Expect

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

Specifications

Type:
Tours from Edinburgh
Departs From:
Edinburgh
Meeting Point:
Caffé Nero
Duration:
10 hours
Availability:
Product Code:
13738
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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 a quick stop at Bamburgh to take pictures of the magnificent Bamburgh Castle. Have a glimpse of the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and the coastal town of Berwick-upon-Tweed on the way back home.

Includes

  • Transport

  • Expert guide

Excludes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Entrance tickets to Alnwick Castle

  • Meals and drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • This tour has a 5 passenger minimum requirement for operation and is subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.

  • Last minute cancellations due to bad weather conditions, unforeseen events and acts of God are possible.

  • Children 3 years old and above must be able to show a proof of age, such as passport, on the day of departure.

  • Bringing of bulky and large luggage is not allowed. Overnight passengers are only allowed with a 55x40x20 cm size luggage weighing 12 kg.

  • Smoking inside the vehicle is strictly prohibited.

  • Due to the filming of a major ITV period drama, various areas of Alnwick Castle will be closed or have limited access on 13 to 17 July 2015 (inclusive).

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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