Alnwick, United Kingdom
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clock-o9 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
ticket-oMobile ticket
commentOffered in: English and 7 more


Explore coastal routes around Edinburgh and the ancient kingdom of Northumbria on this 9.5-hour Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and Northumberland tour from Edinburgh. Head south across the Scottish border into English with a guide, and visit Holy Island and the peaceful village of Lindesfarne. Discover local attractions such as Lindesfarne Castle and the Priory, and explore the market town of Alnwick. Travel through Flodden Field — the battlefield where the English and Scots met in battle in 1513 — and gain insight into British history. Then, return in comfort to Edinburgh.
  • Traverse the Scottish border on a full-day tour of Northumbria
  • Visit Holy Island and the charming village of Lindesfarne
  • Discover top sites of interest including Lindesfarne and Alnwick Castles
  • Explore Alnwick and Flodden Field, an ancient battle site


Viator Traveller's Reviews

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, Sep 2018

It was a completely different excursion specially referring to Holy Island. The Alnwick Castle was amazing.

, Jul 2018

Great tour but I felt super rushed. Alnwick castle was amazing but sooo crowded it made it fairly difficult to move through. Wish we had been able to spend more time on Holy Island but is was so brief.

, May 2018

What an amazing tour! Our guide and driver was Donald. How much he knows and how interesting he told. Thank you so much for sucha splendid day!

, May 2018

We traveled with Dave and it was our first trip in Scotland. After last year's vacation Polish agency we expected some boring stories, poor descriptions, generally - reasons to complained. And we were...shocked literally, my girl speaks much and all she said was deep inhale - Dave showed us what modern guide's job really means. We were astonish by his descriptions of historical facts, landscape, building, habits. The tour is very well considered - you've got time for everything on the island and within area of the castle you pay less just because you travel by bus not by a car. There wasn't a minute we were bored, if you hesitate - I bet you will love it.
Thanks, Dave. You showed us what it means to be a real guide, you set a very high standard for next guides we meet.

, Apr 2018

We had a great day with our tour guide, David. Even though it was a rainy/snowy day, he made it an enjoyable day. Holy Island is a wonderful place with lots of charm and I would like to go back and spend more time there. Alnwick Castle has a lot to see and is well worth a visit. I would definitely recommend this tour with David for you.

, Oct 2017

Great tour!! Tour guide Hamish provided a lot of interesting information all through the day... historical, anecdotal, political, biological, geological... so much I learned on that day :

The guide was very enthusiast and cheered the day with a fun range of traditional and modern musics and songs. The holy Island was beautiful and the various stops at little villages was just delightfull! We also had some time to stop by the beach to enjoy the incredible sky by Bamburgh Castle.

Alnwick Castle was interesting and I would recommend, however, I might suggest its visit more if you are travelling with kids. The herbalist in me may decide to go visit the gardens separate ticket, the schedule won't allow you to do both sould I be to go again.

Very friendly staff otherwise, I would rebook other tours with them :

Thank you for this lovely day!

, Oct 2017

Fantástico passeio. Nosso motorista foi muito atencioso e nos forneceu informações muito interessantes. Os tempos nas atrações foram bastante ideais para se curtir bastante as mesmas. Muito interessante a oportunidade de atravessar a fronteira sobre o rio Tweed a pé. Passeio imperdível.

, Oct 2017

A full day out. Thought we would spend more time on The Holy Island, but of course this is all dependant on tide times, and of course other people on the bus arriving on time. The same people continually were late for each stop and even for our initial departure. Other than that the Island was very quaint and had good crab sandwiches. yum Also stopped over the border and saw the Alnwick Gardens. This was a huge surprise certainly was not expecting such a huge place and a castle amongst it all. A Downtown Abbey episode had been filmed there. The gardens were very family friendly and it was so nice to watch all the children playing amongst the water fountains. Good café there too where we had lunch. Good day out for sure!

, Oct 2017

Amazing tour. I forget the tour guides name. Sadly Holy Island castle is being restored so a lot of construction and were not able to go inside. Alnwick castle was amazing. Loved the book library, reminded me of the Harry Potter movies. The broom lessons was very fun to do. We had a great group when we did ours. Sadly because we were on the bigger bus we did not get to stop at the battle grounds.

, Oct 2017

We booked the trip to see Holy Island, which was amazing. We saw the ruins of the old abbey, which was destroyed by the Vikings. You can only access the island during low tide, but you can see where the tide comes in. Alnwick Castle was used in parts of Downton Abbey and they were giving lessons on how to ride a broom Harry Potter style, which was fun to watch. Beautiful scenery!

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