Day trips & excursions

Day Trip to Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and Northumbria from Edinburgh

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Availability: Daily | April-October
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Hop on a bus in Edinburgh and discover Northumbria
  • See amazing sites such as Lindisfarne Abbey and Alnwick
  • Explore the Scottish wilderness in one day with expert local guides
What to expect

The first stop of the tour is the Holy Island, connected to the mainland by a causeway which leads into the quaint island village of Lindisfarne, from where there are stunning views of Lindisfarne Castle. You'll spend some time wandering through the ruins of its Priory, sample some of the world-famous Lindisfarne 'Mead' brewed by Monks on the island and enjoy the tranquillity for which the island is renowned.

Then, it's time to continue south to the bustling market town of Alnwick, whose greatest building is the medieval Alnwick Castle. You can discover the town centre or explore the castle itself which is considered one of the finest castles in England and was even used in the Harry Potter films.

After you've been dazzled by Alnwick, it's time to head north once again where you'll see the River Tweed, the historic border town of Coldstream and Flodden Field. This tour promises to show you some of the star attractions of Scotland and England!

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What's included
  • Knowledgeable driver and guide
  • Luxury, modern, air-conditioned coach
  • Written translations (on request)
What's not included
  • Entrance to attractions such as: Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Gardens, Lindisfarne Priory
  • Food and drink
Reduced price
  • Children (5-16 years old): Reduced
  • Students with a valid ID: Reduced
  • Senior (+60 years old): Reduced

521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE

Meeting point:

The tour departs from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub in Edinburgh.

What to remember
  • Please be at the departure point 15 minutes prior to departure
  • This tour only runs in English but digital translations are available in Italian, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese
  • Please bring warm and/or waterproof clothing and take a sun-block or a hat for sunny days
  • Unfortunately, children under the age of 5 are not permitted on this tour
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  • This tour runs daily between April and October
  • It departs at 8.45am
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.
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