Alnwick, United Kingdom
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clock-o9 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Discover Northumberland’s weird and wonderful history, from Vikings to wizards, on this full-day tour from Edinburgh. Cross the border into North England and follow the causeway to Holy Island to learn about the island’s ancient Christian settlement and notorious Viking invasion. After visiting the hilltop Lindisfarne Castle, head back to the mainland and continue to Alnwick Castle, a magnificent palace with a completely different claim to fame – as a film location for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey! This small-group tour is limited to 16 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
  • 9-hour tour of Holy Island and Alnwick Castle from Edinburgh
  • Cross the border into the north England county of Northumberland
  • Hear stories of early Christian settlers and Viking invasions on a tour of Holy Island
  • Enjoy dramatic coastal views from Lindisfarne Castle
  • See film locations from Harry Potter and Downton Abbey at Alnwick Castle
  • Travel by air-conditioned Mercedes minivan
  • Small-group tour limited to 16 people ensures a personalized experience

Reviews

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b
, Jun 2018

Our tour guide Andy made this trip the best! He was funny, super knowledgeable and clearly loves his job. He made great recommendations and customized the tour so we could maximize our time. Holy Island is a cool place to see and Annick Castle was great too. The tour size was limited to 16, that was fantastic, you didnt feel like a face in the crowd it was a more personal experience. Thanks Andy! Signed Team Canada

H
, Jun 2018

This tour was a lot of fun! Graham, our tour guide made it interesting, especially when we went to Holy Island and had to beat the tide. Great tale of his first trip there! The castle was wonderful and huge. Loved the Tree House! All in all a great day.

S
, May 2018

We had a MAJOR communication issue with this company and were not informed of a time conflict with this tour. We were in port from a cruise ship and had inquired upon booking whether the timing would be a conflict for our ship all-aboard time. Many attempts to call the company during business hours resulted in no answer. We never discovered we couldn't tale this tour until we were sitting on the tour bus, ready to go. It was quite heartbreaking and the unprofessional manner in which the staff handled the situation compounded the heartbreak. I would not recommend working with this company, as both the office staff and the tour guide were both quite unprofessional

a
, Apr 2018

Loved it!

P
, Apr 2018

Harry Potter's castle and site of viking raids. Great combo tour.

c
, Sep 2017

This tour was terrible - I have worked in UK tourism for nearly 10 years and this tour was the single largest disappointment and waste of money I've ever experienced. Our guide Brian was little more than a driver. I knew entrance fees weren't included on this tour but I did expect a guide or at least commentary while we drove to the sights. Instead, Brian arrived late, didn't even take the time to give us his name I was able to catch a glimpse of his nametag. He didn't give any description or discussion on the tour aside for the times we would need to return to the bus. He was icily silent which, especially with a small group of people, was felt and made us feel like we couldn't or shouldn't be speaking either. Instead I would have gladly joined a 50 tour to these sights for a similar rate and get a guide who knew anything about the sights we were visiting. Save your money and do not book with Heart of Scotland Tours.

E
, Sep 2017

Great tour. And Keith was a great guide

j
, Sep 2017

Loved the guide! Beautiful views, picturesque, Alnwick was gorgeous! Castle on Holy Island was being worked on, so covered and didn't get to see it.

c
, Aug 2017

Our guide Iain was charming and knowledgeable. Alnwick Castle was beautiful

C
, Aug 2017

We never saw anything related to vikings but holy island is a pièce of quietness . The castle was superb and worth the trip . And the driver was very good and interesting


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