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.
Endroits à découvrir
- The Borders
- Alnwick Castle
- Northumberland Coastline
- River Tweed
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.
Étudiants, personnes plus de l'âge de 60, et enfants (entre 5 et 15 ans)
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.
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.
I liked this tour because you got to spend several hours at the castle, gardens, and town, as opposed to other tours that seemed to only give you a couple of hours (and cram in other sites). The tour leader/driver, Lizzie, was a funny, energetic, cheerful guide, full of interesting historical and background stories that made the time on the road much more bearable.
Really enjoyed the tour today. The opportunity to see the Douglas Castle and listen to some Scottish music made it special!
The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.
We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.
Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.
If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies.
We have a cancellation period of three days for our one day tours, and 21 days for longer tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.
It's simple: you book, you go. This means we'll never cancel your tour because of a minimum numbers policy.
Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.
Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.
We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.
We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.
You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.
We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.
We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.
You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.
Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.
We advise you take out travel insurance.
You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.
Voyagez comme les locaux, en petits groupes de 16 personnes ou moins
Nous vous remboursons si vous n'êtes pas satisfait par votre expérience
Départs garantis : vous réservez, vous partez !
Nos circuits respectueux de la nature soutiennent les communautés locales