Le Château d’Alnwick, la Côte du Northumberland & les Borders
circuit 1 jour

Une merveilleuse journée dans les Borders écossaises et le nord de l’Angleterre, passée à découvrir la magie de Harry Potter et du Château de Hogwarts.

Plan du circuit

Highlights

Film Locations
Castles

Les endroits que vous explorerez


- Kelso

- The Borders

- Alnwick Castle

- Harry Potter

- Berwick upon Tweed

- River Tweed

- East Lothian


Votre voyage


Une merveilleuse journée dans les Borders écossaises et le nord de l’Angleterre, passée à découvrir la magie de Harry Potter et du Château de Hogwarts. Vous visitez aussi Kelso, au coeur des Borders, et vous traversez Berwick on Tweed, une ville historique fortifiée qui a changé de maître un nombre incroyable de fois: 13!

Une journée d’une qualité exceptionnelle pour les fans de Harry Potter et de magie et pour ceux qui veulent découvrir la rivalité historique entre l’Ecosse et l’Angleterre tout en explorant ces régions frontières.


Tour Details

Départ
09.30 - Rabbies Cafe, 6 Waterloo Place
Retour
19.00
Discounts

Étudiants, personnes plus de l'âge de 60, et enfants (entre 5 et 15 ans)

Important information
  • Pack your waterproof clothing and walking shoes
Tour inclusions
  • Transport en mini-bus Mercedes grand luxe pour un service personnalisé
  • Climatisation en standard
  • Services d’un chauffeur/guide professionnel de Rabbie's
Tour exclusions
  • Entry fees to visitor attractions

Itinéraire

Au cours de la journée vous passez quelque temps dans la ville de Kelso et dans les plus beaux coins des Borders écossaises et du Northumberland. Après avoir passé la frontière à Coldstream, vous vous régalerez avec un bon déjeuner suivi d’une après-midi dans le Château et les jardins d’Alnwick, qui furent le décor du Château de Hogwarts dans les deux premiers films de Harry Potter. Ensuite vous retournez à Edimbourg en longeant la spectaculaire côte orientale des comtés du Berwickshire et de l’East Lothian et en passant par Berwick on Tweed, ancienne ville fortifiée.

Itinerary (English)

Your tour begins by following the road that connected Caledonia with Roman Britannia.

You stop in Kelso, where you can explore this handsome town and what is thought to be Scotland’s largest market square. You also see the ruins of Kelso Abbey, a reminder of the many ancient conflicts between Scotland and England.

Continuing South, you cross the border and travel to Alnwick Castle, an immense fortification that has stood strong for nearly a millennium.

It was originally built to assert Norman rule over newly conquered lands. But more recently Alnwick Castle and its perfectly manicured gardens have found fame as one of the settings for the fictional Hogwarts school in the Harry Potter movie series.

Book lovers should take the opportunity to explore one of the largest and most impressive second-hand book shops in Britain.

After around three hours at Alnwick, you travel north along the Northumberland Coast, one of the UK’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty. You stop along the way to admire some of the area’s best known beaches, castles, and ancient Border towns.

Customer Reviews

wonderful day

Martin Reeskens Posted on 26/07/2016

We re very satisfied about our one day tour to Alnwick castle with Catty. Her knowledge of the country, stories and jokes made it very much worthwhile. We ll certainly recommend Rabbies to our friends.

Awesome

Pookie Posted on 21/06/2016

Our tour was so good. James was an awesome tour guide. He was funny, energetic, knowledgeable and really really cheerful! He really made the experience for us. Thank you James!

Wonderful tour experience with Mike and Duncan

Sindy Chan Posted on 08/08/2012

Looking for scenic photo spots ? Ask Mike. He has many in store.

A great tour!

Helen Lang Posted on 13/07/2012

I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent tour, led by the excellent tour guide Al, who was fun and full of information. The tour began with a drive through the very picturesque Scottish Borders to the first stop in Melrose. Here we visited the ruins of the once great Abbey and also the gravestone where Robert the Bruce’s heart is buried. Soon after leaving the pretty town of Melrose we arrived at the Scotland/England border, which we crossed on foot, walking over the River Tweed Coldstream Bridge (erected 1763-1766). Al then made a special trip, at my request, to visit the Flodden Battlefield and memorial to the thousands who died on 9th September 1513. The next visit was to Alnwick, where we had several hours to have lunch and visit themagnificent Norman Castle, stately home and filming site of 2 Harry Potter movies. On the way back to Edinburgh we made a short stop in Berwick and then in Dunbar to see the ruins of the Castle which has connections to Mary Queen of Scots. Overall this is an excellent tour for those who love Scottish history, Castles and beautiful countryside.

History and Harry Potter

Heifriebel Posted on 09/04/2012

Highly recommendable day trip - especially with such a competent tour guide as ours: Eric, the Bloodaxe of Viking origins :)) - I did the trip together with my daughers (16 and almost 14) and we all thoroughly enjoyed each stop, the fantastic landscape as well as Eric's singing talent!

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