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The Border Roamer
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Alnwick Castle-The Real Life Hogwarts, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

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 Tweedbut, 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.

  • Duration: 1 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
  • For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, History
  • Physical rating: Average
  • Accommodation standard:   Not Rated%
  • Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Tour code: 159610
  • Starts: Edinburgh,
  • Finishes: Edinburgh,
You will Visit
  • Edinburgh

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The Border Roamer

Tour departs at Tour departs at 08:45am, please check in at 08:30am.

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.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Your Legendary local HAGGiS Guide
    • Souvenir map
    • Foreign Language Audio Guide
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Tour Highlights:
  • Learn to fly a broomstick at Alnwick Castle
  • View the beautiful coastline
  • Cross the border at Berwick-upon-Tweed
  • Visit the ruined cathedral in Kelso
  • See the scenic Borders region and the River Tweed