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Guided Day Tour of Hogwarts Alnwick Castle from Edinburgh

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9 hrs 30 mins
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Go on a thrilling day tour to Alnwick Castle, also known as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, and enjoy comfortable bus transfers from Edinburgh.


  • Drive along the captivating Scottish-English border as you head to Alnwick Castle, a key filming location for movies and shows like Downton Abbey.

  • Learn about the castle's fascinating history from your English-speaking guide and a multilingual audio guide.

  • Visit the picturesque seaside village of Bamburgh, admire its 5th-century castle and click a picture with the castle in the background.

  • Get round-trip AC transfers from Edinburgh. Upgrade to include an Alnwick Castle entry ticket and explore its rooms or enjoy stunning views from the clock tower.

  • Did you know? During the Anglo-Saxon period, Bamburgh Castle was the royal seat of the kingdom of Northumbria!


  • Day tour of Alnwick Castle

  • Round-trip AC coach transfers from Edinburgh

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • Visit to Bamburgh Castle

  • Audio guide in 6 languages

  • 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.

First Photo-Op at Bamburgh Castle

Begin the adventure as you leave Edinburgh and embark on a journey southward to the border of Scotland and England aboard a minibus. Along the way, be mesmerized by the breathtaking views of East Lothian, featuring a blend of hills and dramatic coastlines. As you arrive in the stunning coastal town of Bamburgh, 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.

Visit Alnwick Castle or Hogwarts!

In the afternoon, head to the main highlight of the show which is Alnwick Castle. Learn about the popular films and TV shows that have been filmed at this magnificent castle, and 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! Choose the ticket option with included castle entry to explore many of its rooms and learn about its fascinating past. 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.

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.

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

  • Collapsible wheelchairs are 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.


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

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

  • 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, 26 Elder Street, Edinburgh EH1 3DX, UK.

  • Gate J is the usual gate but check the departure board to confirm

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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