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Take a scenic, coastal route into the Kingdom of Northumbria; visit the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and explore the medieval market town of Alnwick’s stunning castle and gardens.

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Join a day trip from Edinburgh to the medieval kingdom of Northumbria in North-East England. Visit Lindisfarne, once the most important center of religious learning in the British Isles. Explore the market town of Alnwick and its castle where scenes from Harry Potter and Downton Abbey were filmed.

Meet your guide, hop on a bus, and make your way to your first stop, Holy Island, connected to the mainland by a causeway that leads into the quaint island village of Lindisfarne. Soak in stunning views of Lindisfarne Castle dating back to 1550.

Spend time wandering through the ruins of its Priory where the Lindisfarne Gospels were produced. Sample some of the world-famous Lindisfarne ‘mead’ brewed by monks on the island, and enjoy the tranquility for which the island is renowned. Continue south passing Bamburgh, the ancient capital of Northumbria, then on to the bustling market town of Alnwick, whose greatest building is the medieval Alnwick Castle. Enjoy time in the town center or visit the castle complex which was home to the Percy Family for over 700 years.

If you decide to visit the castle, step into the unexpected in the Alnwick Garden with its Grand Cascade fountain and Poison Gardens. The castle grounds were also used in the TV series Downton Abbey and the Harry Potter films. In the mid-afternoon, begin the drive north to cross the River Tweed and back into Scotland at the historic border town of Coldstream. If time permits, stop at Flodden Field, the scene of the infamous battle of 1513, which ended in victory for the English and the death of James IV, King of Scots.

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Holy Island, Alnwick Castle & Northumbria – Highlights

行程亮点

  • Visit the beautiful Alnwick Castle, known as the “Windsor of the North”.
  • Sample the famous ‘Lindisfarne Mead’, brewed by the monks on Holy Island.
  • Experience the Grand Cascada at Alnwick Gardens and their poison gardens!

Holy Island, Alnwick Castle & Northumbria – Includes

包括

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus
  • Driver-guide
  • Live commentary

Holy Island, Alnwick Castle & Northumbria Tour – Meeting Point

地点

You can find the Edinburgh departure and return point outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE. There is currently a shortage of taxis and private hire cabs in Edinburgh, which may make it harder to get to the departure point if you’re thinking of using a taxi. It is strongly recommended that you allow for more time to reach the departure point in the morning and look into public transport options as a backup.

Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets (assistance dogs allowed)

Know before you go

  • Please note: from 20th July – 3rd September, our Edinburgh tours will depart from 2 Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW.
  • The tour routing and availability are subject to the tidal timetable at Lindisfarne. This occasionally results in the tour having to run in reverse
  • Due to tide times on the following dates, this tour will not visit Holy Island: May 16, May 31, June 14, June 15, June 30, July 14, August 28, September 26, October 25, and October 26
  • Unfortunately, children under 4 years old are not permitted on this tour
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated provided the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark the bus

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March, 2024

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August 26,2019

  • Tuesday
  • 9:00am - 10:00am
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