This place is so great. I totally enjoyed it : Rabbis is great for these kind of tours. I just loved it.
A few days ago I had the most wonderful time visiting the Scottish Borders and Alnwick Castle, which was led so adeptly and with great humour by our guide, James. The locations we visited were steeped in history and so beautiful. Our guide gave us plenty of time to soak in our surroundings as well.
This trip was amazing! Our guide was Catty, who was so sweet and very informative, very kind and witty, and she truly sought to make our trip the best it could possibly be. She had both great information about the landmarks and about Scotland in general as well as fun anecdotes that we really enjoyed. We really enjoyed the trip and we highly recommend it!
As always Gill,the Rabbies tour guide, was knowledgable, entertaining and very happy to help with any sort of question or need. We spent a short time in Kelso viewing the abbey ruins before heading off to Alwick. The castle is very well organized for tourists and we had plenty of time there. There are several different venues for eating, lots of clean restrooms and several options for activities. We opted to tour the state apartments which was a good view into how the nobility currently live. At least if you are the Duke of Northumberland. The docents were knowledgable but they answered questions so there was no tour as such. The kids really enjoyed playing quiddich and getting their photos flying on brooms. There was also a dragon quest area but we didn't participate. Parents are shown costumes worn by Downton Abbey stars in the castle state rooms. There are also all the wonderful portraits and furnishings as well as the china which is nicely displayed. The grounds are beautiful and the gardens are amazing. It was a very fine place for families to visit. After our visit to Alnwick we drove back along the east coast of the North Sea and along the Firth of Forth into Edinburgh. The Borders are very different countryside to the highlands and even the lowlands and it made for a nice change of scenery. Well worth the time especially for families.
Our tour guide was Gillian and our driver was Nick. This tour was nice, not only because of the places were visited, but also because the bus only holds 16 people, plus the driver. The smaller group size made the trip more enjoyable. We saw Alnwick Castle, which was used as a locale for several productions, including two Harry Potter movies and two holiday episodes of Downton Abbey. There were activities for children in the courtyard and ghost stories told in the cellars for those 12 and older. A thoroughly enjoyable day.
This tour was amazing!
This tour was amazing!! Grant, the guide did an outstanding job in every aspect of the tour.
The Rabbie mini bus trip made for a fully and enjoyable day with insightful local storytelling along the journey. I was travelling alone and have a phobia to group tours and yet found this trip was set up to drop us off at particular spots so we could explore them ourselves. It was an magical opportunity to go back to the place I lived when I was 11. My sister and I spent many hours playing in the grounds of the Alnwick castle, as kids, when it was just field of grass 40 years ago. It was a delight to see and walk through the extraordinary water gardens that have been insight of the Duchess of Northumberland. It has brought the life back into the beauty little town. I was a bit taken back that the Grand Cascade was in my memory though it wasn't built until 25 year after the time I was there! The Border Country between Scotland and England does tend to feel like it could pass through time!
Had a wonderful time with our tour guide Catty. She was very pleasant, informative and passionate about Scottish/UK history. Alnwick is a picturesque castle and the borders are a lovely drive.
A great day out with a great driver/host. We covered a surprising amount of ground but the pace was acceptable with the right amount of breaks.
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