Bamburgh, United Kingdom
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clock-o9 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 6 more


Combine the magic of Harry Potter with the history of the Scottish borders on this 9.5-hour trip from Edinburgh. Ideal for fans of the world’s favorite wizard, this tour takes you to the coastal town of Bamburgh, home to the impressive Bamburgh Castle, and Alnwick Castle, a filming location featured in both Harry Potter and Downtown Abbey. Tour the historic structure’s opulent rooms — entrance fees at your own expense — before you admire the pretty town of Coldstream, straddling the border of England and Scotland.
  • 9.5-hour tour of Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh, and Coldstream from Edinburgh
  • Enjoy the beauty of the Northumberland coast at Bamburgh.
  • Tour Alnwick Castle, featured as Hogwarts School in the Harry Potter films
  • Admire the spectacular 5th century Bamburgh Castle.
Your tour begins at the Highland Explorer Tours office on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile at 8:15am. Here, you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for the Scotland-England border.
During the 1-hour ride, your guide offers history-rich commentary regarding Scotland’s past. Upon arrival in Bamburgh, on the Northumberland coast, meander towards the beach for jaw-dropping views of the spectacular Bamburgh Castle. This 5th century building sits atop a throne of volcanic dolerite.
The next stop is Alnwick Castle, which Harry Potter fans will instantly recognize at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Snap photographs of the castle’s grand exterior before heading inside (admission at your own expense). Explore opulent rooms, learn about the castle’s history, and hear about the filming of Harry Potter and Downtown Abbey.
Finally, travel along the Tweed River to Coldstream, a former Burgh and home to the Coldstream Guards. Learn about this towns turbulent history from your guide, the board the vehicle and unwind on route to your original departure point in Edinburgh.


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, Jul 2018

One of the very best castles we saw, and we saw many. Trip was fun, interesting and driver was very nice. Castle had best fish ever, fun activities, and beautiful landscape.

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