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Go on a thrilling day tour to Alnwick Castle, also known as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, from Edinburgh in a comfortable bus!

highlights

  • Enjoy a day tour to Alnwick Castle from Edinburgh and be captivated by the Scottish and English Border regions along the way.

  • Explore the key filming location for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey, Alnwick Castle, and immerse in its fascinating history narrated by your English-speaking guide.

  • Visit the picturesque seaside village of Bamburgh and admire its 5th-century Castle, known to have one of the largest great halls in any British castle. Learn all about it via a multilingual audio guide.

  • Ride in the comfort of an air-conditioned coach. Upgrade to include the entry ticket to Alnwick Castle.

  • Did you know? Alnwick Castle has its own falconry center, where visitors can watch birds of prey in flight and participate in falconry experiences!

inclusions

  • Alnwick Castle day tour

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • Audio guide in 6 languages

  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach

  • Entry ticket to Alnwick Castle (optional)

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

your experience

Bamburgh Castle

Begin the adventure as you leave the enchanting city of Edinburgh at 8:15am and embark on a journey southward to the Scottish/English border aboard a minibus. Along the way, be mesmerized by the breathtaking views of East Lothian, featuring a harmonious blend of gently rolling hills and dramatic coastlines. As you arrive in the stunning coastal town of Bamburgh, your first stop, take a moment to stroll along the picturesque beach and marvel at the spectacular 5th-century Bamburgh Castle perched on a natural throne of volcanic dolerite. Be captivated by the castle's rich history recounted by your English-speaking local guide and bathe in its charming beauty, which leaves you wanting more.

Alnwick Castle

In the afternoon, head to the main highlight of the show, Alnwick Castle, where the possibilities are endless. Whether you choose to admire the grand stately rooms and stunning architecture or explore the vast, breathtaking gardens, you'll surely be left in awe. As you learn about the popular films and TV shows that have been filmed at this magnificent castle, you'll feel like a star yourself. Being a favorite spot location for the world of cinema, from the famous Harry Potter films and Downton Abbey to the action-packed Transformers: The Last Knight, the castle holds many more mysteries than you'd think! After your time at Alnwick Castle, make your way back over the border into Scotland, passing significant battlefields and hearing stories of the turbulent past of the Scottish/English border to end the tour back in Edinburgh in the early evening.

know before you go

Important Information

  • The audio guide is available in Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, and Spanish.

  • Booking together does not ensure sitting together on the coach.

  • Be punctual for itinerary stops as the coach won't wait for latecomers. The guide will have the time displayed on a clock.

  • Travel insurance is not covered in your tour. It is advisable to have travel insurance.

  • Collapsible wheelchairs allowed if accompanied by an assistant for boarding and disembarking.

  • Please bring along your photo id. Students are to bring a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC or they will be charged the full tour price + 25£ admin fee.

Restrictions

  • The experience is restricted to guests aged 5 and above.

  • Baggage: 1 med case or/and 1 small carry-on bag (max 15kg).

Timings

The timings of this tour are subject to change. Please check the calendar to see the timings on your intended day of visit.

my tickets

  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point. Students must show a valid student ID.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at Edinburgh Bus Station.

  • Address: Edinburgh Bus Station, Elder Street, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, UK.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Edinburgh. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board bus #900 to get you there.

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