*From 1st April 2023, admission to Alnwick Castle is included in tour price.
Your tour begins by following the road that connected Caledonia with Roman Britannia.
You stop in Kelso where you explore this handsome town and what is thought to be Scotland’s largest market square. You also see the ruins of Kelso Abbey, a reminder of the many ancient conflicts between Scotland and England.
Continuing south, you cross the border and travel to Alnwick Castle*, an immense fortification that has stood strong for nearly a millennium.
It was originally built to assert Norman rule over newly conquered lands. But more recently Alnwick Castle has found fame as one of the settings for the fictional Hogwarts school in the Harry Potter movie series.
Book lovers can also take the opportunity here to explore one of the largest and most impressive second-hand book shops in Britain.
After around three hours at Alnwick, you travel north along the Northumberland Coast. You stop on your way back to Edinburgh at one of the beautiful historic villages or castles that pepper the rolling landscapes of Southern Scotland.
Kelso A ruined abbey, a stunning, cobbled town square, and beautiful boutique shops.
The Borders The gentle valleys and rolling hills are a delight to explore.
Alnwick Castle This gorgeous castle was used as a set for both Harry Potter and Downton Abbey.
Northumberland Coastline This captivating coastline is designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
River Tweed A graceful, salmon-filled river that winds through the borders.
18:15 - Edinburgh Bus Station Pick Up, Gate J and Gate K, inside Edinburgh Bus Station, St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, EH1 3DQ
*Alnwick Castle - From 1st April 2023, admission to Alnwick Castle is included in tour price.
COVID-19 - Important Information About Your Tour
We’re following government guidance and doing everything we can to ensure you enjoy a worry-free adventure. This means you need to be aware of a few things before you join your tour.
Our Safety Procedures
Your safety and wellbeing are our priority.
Government guidelines strongly recommend that you wear a mask on public transport and in crowded places. We encourage this on our tours and masks are available onboard our mini-coaches.
We also provide hand sanitiser onboard our mini-coaches.
Please reconsider your travel plans if you're feeling unwell.
We recommend checking the latest government guidance for your destination before you travel.
Important: Please be aware that some attractions and other venues may require visitors to wear a face mask.