The Border Roamer
Tour departs at 08.45, please check in at 08.30.
This magical tour takes you to the Anglo/Scottish border to learn about the bloody battles that raged.We’ll visit a ruined cathedral in Kelso and the picture-perfect seaside town of Berwick-upon -Tweed but, more importantly, WE’RE GOING TO HOGWARTS! Harry Potter fans rejoice - we’re off to the home of wizards and witches; Quiddich and the Golden Snitch. And if that wasn’t exciting enough, along with its history of epic conquests and royal splendour, Alnwick Castle also starred in 'Downton Abbey'.
- Alnwick Castle
- Beautiful coastline
- The River Tweed
- Your Legendary local HAGGiS Guide
- Souvenir map
- Foreign Language Audio Guide
- Discounted entry to Alnwick Castle and the Alnwick Garden
Brace yourselves, we’re heading south into enemy territory! Passing gentle rolling hills and dramatic coastline, we’ll travel 3 miles south of the Scottish border to England’s northernmost town, Berwick-upon-Tweed. Exploring this laid-back, seaside town, with quirky shops and sandy beaches, you could easily forget Berwick’s turbulent past - central to 400 years of bloody border wars - sacked 13 times, before it finally fell into English hands in 1482.
In the afternoon, have your broomsticks at the ready as we’re off to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England, home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family for over 700 years. Along a rich history and magnificent medieval architecture – it’s a film lovers’ dream.
For our final stop we’ll follow the river Tweed to the town of Kelso to see the ruins of a once splendid Cathedral, before travelling back to Edinburgh, early evening.
The triumphant Alnwick castle was built 920 years ago. Its purpose was to control the perilous borders between Scotland and England. But now it’s renowned for more than bloody history. The expansive gardens are world famous, the art collection is unrivalled and the rooms are some of the finest examples of 19th century Italianate design.
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