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Viking Coast and Alnwick Castle Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

This popular small group day tour (13 passengers or less) explores Holy Island, scene of the first Viking invasion of Britain, and Alnwick Castle (filming location for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey) before returning north to Edinburgh via the beautiful Borders. You will enjoy stunning views along the Northumberland coastline before arriving at Alnwick Castle for a minimum of two-and-a-half hours. On Holy Island you may want to include the beautiful short walk to Lindisfarne Castle and a visit to the picturesque Abbey.

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9 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Small group tour - 13 passengers or less
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Driver/guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes mini-coach
    What's excluded :
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Attraction Entrance Fees
    • Entry/Admission - Lindisfarne Priory
    • Entry/Admission - Lindisfarne Castle
    • Entry/Admission - Alnwick Castle
    • Entry/Admission - The Alnwick Garden
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve, The Reserve, TD15 2SP England

    Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve protects a stretch of coastline, including the dunes of Lindisfarne (Holy Island).

    Stop At: Lindisfarne Priory Museum Church Lane, TD15 2RX England

    During your time on Holy Island (approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes) you will have time to visit Lindisfarne Priory (entrance at own expense).

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Stop At: Lindisfarne Castle, TD15 2SH England

    During your time on Holy Island (approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes) you will enjoy wonderful views to Lindisfarne Castle. If you choose to make a short visit, entrance will be at your own expense.

    Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes

    Pass By: Bamburgh Castle Bamburgh, Bamburgh NE69 7DF England

    Enjoy views over to Bamburgh Castle from Holy Island.

    Pass By: Farne Islands, NE68 7YT England

    Enjoy views to the Farne Islands from Holy Island.

    Stop At: Alnwick Castle, Alnwick NE66 1NQ England

    Arriving at Alnwick Castle around lunchtime you’ll stop here for a minimum of two-and-a-half hours. This amazing castle, one of Europe’s finest, has been the centre of many historical events – from bloodthirsty battles between the Scots and English to the intrigue of the Guy Fawkes plot. Its sumptuous setting and exquisite architecture has famously been used as a filming location, including the Harry Potter movies (Hogwarts) and Downton Abbey. Visit the new Downton Abbey exhibition featuring costumes, photography and props from the series and enjoy ‘Harry Spotter Tours’, revisiting some of your favourite scenes. Next door to the castle is the world-renowned Alnwick Garden, several acres of beautiful parks, woodland walks and the Poison Garden.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: The Alnwick Garden, Denwick Lane, Alnwick NE66 1YU England

    During our stop at Alnwick Castle (minimum 2.5 hours) you will also have time to visit the world-renowned Alnwick Garden; several acres of beautiful parks, woodland walks and the Poison Garden.

    Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

    Stop At: Northumberland National Park, Hexham NE46 1BS England

    The return home takes you through beautiful Border country and Northumberland National Park. We will stop for refreshments and to stretch legs along the way.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Coldstream, Coldstream, Scottish Borders, Scotland

    We stop for refreshments and an opportunity to admire the beautiful rolling landscape which nestles between two historic and proud nations.

    Duration: 30 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Waterloo Place, Waterloo Pl, Edinburgh, UK
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Small group tour - 13 passengers or less
    • Minimum age is 5 years old
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Operates in all weather conditions (unless it is unsafe to do so), please dress appropriately
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Please inform us 7 days in advance if you are bringing a service animal
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Heart of Scotland Tours Ltd

Activity ID: V-9085P6

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