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Alnwick Castle Tours and Activities

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Originally built as a Norman defense in the 11th century, imposing Alnwick Castle has been expanded piecemeal over the years, and encompasses medieval, Gothic, and neoclassical elements. The castle—about 85 miles (137 kilometers) from Edinburgh—has caught the eye of location scouts, who picked it to serve as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films and Brancaster Castle inDownton Abbey.

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Daily Mar 29 -Oct 28: 10am - 5:30pm
Alnwick, Northumberland, UK, NE66 1NQ
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Viking Coast and Alnwick Castle Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

Viking Coast and Alnwick Castle Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Discover Northumberland’s weird and wonderful history, from Vikings to wizards, on this full-day tour from Edinburgh. Cross the border into North England and follow the causeway to Holy Island to learn about the island’s ancient Christian settlement and notorious Viking invasion. After visiting the hilltop Lindisfarne Castle, head back to the mainland and continue to Alnwick Castle, a magnificent palace with a completely different claim to fame – as a film location for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey! This small-group tour is limited to 16 people, ensuring a personalized experience.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.73
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Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast & the Borders Day Tour from Edinburgh

Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland Coast & the Borders Day Tour from Edinburgh

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Discover the rugged beauty and cultural splendor of the Scottish Borders on a day trip from Edinburgh. Aboard a top-of-the-range, 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach, visit the market town of Kelso and the magnificent Alnwick Castle, a featured film setting in Downton Abbey and the Harry Potter Series. Soak up the beauty of Northumberland as you make a final stop at the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Entrance fees are your own expense.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Holy Island, Alnwick Castle & The Kingdom of Northumbria from Edinburgh

Holy Island, Alnwick Castle & The Kingdom of Northumbria from Edinburgh

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Explore coastal routes around Edinburgh and the ancient kingdom of Northumbria on this 9.5-hour Holy Island, Alnwick Castle and Northumberland tour from Edinburgh. Head south across the Scottish border into English with a guide, and visit Holy Island and the peaceful village of Lindesfarne. Discover local attractions such as Lindesfarne Castle and the Priory, and explore the market town of Alnwick. Travel through Flodden Field — the battlefield where the English and Scots met in battle in 1513 — and gain insight into British history. Then, return in comfort to Edinburgh.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Borders and Alnwick Castle Tour from Edinburgh

Borders and Alnwick Castle Tour from Edinburgh

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Travel from Edinburgh over the Scottish border to England and back on this 1-day borders and Alnwick Castle tour from Edinburgh. Visit the impressive ruins of Melrose Abbey where Robert the Bruce’s heart is buried, with a guide. Take an optional tour of Alnwick Castle, made famous in the ‘Harry Potter’ movies, and learn to fly like a wizard! Explore the grand salons and underground cellars, or take a stroll through the gardens.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
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1 Day Alnwick Castle, Northumberland Coast & Scottish Borders

1 Day Alnwick Castle, Northumberland Coast & Scottish Borders

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Explore the castles of the rugged ‘Viking Coast’ within Berwickshire and Northumberland as you cross the Border between Scotland and England. Step back in time at the spectacular Alnwick Castle – the real Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Enjoy the beautiful rolling hills of Sir Walter Scott’s Borders countryside and allow your Guide to immerse you in Scotland’s history with tales of Robert the Bruce, the ‘Outlaw King’. This tour is ideal for both fans of Harry Potter and history buffs alike, looking to explore a more of Scotland and into Northern England.
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  • 10 hours
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Alnwick Castle as Featured in Harry Potter and Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh

Alnwick Castle as Featured in Harry Potter and Scottish Borders Day Trip from Edinburgh

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Combine the magic of Harry Potter with the history of the Scottish borders on this day trip from Edinburgh. Ideal for fans of the world’s favorite wizard, this tour takes you to the coastal town of Bamburgh, home to the impressive Bamburgh Castle, and Alnwick Castle, a filming location featured in both Harry Potter and Downtown Abbey. Tour the historic structure’s opulent rooms—entrance fees at your own expense—before you admire the pretty town of Coldstream, straddling the border of England and Scotland.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

5-Day The Dales, Lake District & Hadrian's Wall Small-Group Tour from Edinburgh

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Explore the dramatic beauty and history of northern England on a 5-day tour from Edinburgh. With a small group and a private guide, enjoy coastal views on the way to York, England’s most medieval city. Wind through the North York Moors National Park and marvel at the pastoral perfection of the Yorkshire Dales. Then cozy up in the town of Keswick, and spend two days relaxing and visiting idyllic lakes and ancient landmarks like Hadrian’s Wall.
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  • 5 days
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Alnwick Castle and the Viking Coast Full-Day Private Tour in a Premium Minivan

Alnwick Castle and the Viking Coast Full-Day Private Tour in a Premium Minivan

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The Northumberland coast is a beautiful part of the country, a stones throw across the border from Edinburgh. The history of this region has strong links to Scottish cultural and religious history and is within easy reach of Edinburgh. Book this bespoke private tour and see more of the sights of this beautiful area complete with the guidance or your knowledgeable driver & guide. Our tours are conducted in our premium Mercedes Minivans with plenty of baggage space, air conditioning and complimentary water for each guest. ** Please note that this tour is seasonal as Alnwick Castle closes for winter **
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  • 8 hours
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Private shore excursions Newcastle Port – Alnwick – Durham

Private shore excursions Newcastle Port – Alnwick – Durham

This tour will take us to Northumberland, a cultural heritage with ancient castles, friendly market towns and a beautiful scenery. We will stop at Alnwick Castle which is the second largest inhabited castle in England. Home to the Duke of Northumberland, Alnwick has been the Percy’s family home since the Norman invasion. Our next stop will be Durham. Durham has been a place of pilgrimage for centuries. Durham’s city is full of character with its cobbled streets, charming cafes and independent shops. We will visit the majestic Durham cathedral and Castle, both Unesco World heritage sites. PLEASE NOTE: Walking is involved MISSING YOU ALREADY!!
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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$710.32
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Santa’s BIG Christmas Present Hunt (Self-guided Game + Tour) Northumberland

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Santa’s BIG Christmas Present Hunt (Self-guided Game + Tour) Northumberland

Self-guided Travel Exploration Experience - 1 ticket allows up to 15 Family & Friends! - Over 200 Destinations & Challenges - Win Prizes* - Avoid Crowds, Kid Friendly, Hidden Gems - Start & Finish anytime - 100% Free Cancellation Our Cardiff themed scavenger hunt is a truly innovative way to travel and explore. Simple to use, great fun, and the best way to discover places and experiences you may never find alone. Take the stress out of planning your day trip with this perfect blend of challenge, fun and learning. Utilising seamless GPS technology, you choose where you begin, decide your route, take breaks, and when and where you finish. With hundreds of destinations and challenges displayed on your screen, you can attempt to visit them all (earning points and prizes) or simply enjoy the journey at your own pace. Whether exploring by car, on foot around town, or hiking across the countryside, our GPS technology guides you every step of the way. Make your day out an adventure! *T&Cs
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  • 7 days
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$40.47
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What are Alnwick Castle hours of operation?
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Alnwick Castle hours of operation: Daily Mar 29 -Oct 28: 10am - 5:30pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Alnwick Castle tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Alnwick Castle can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Alnwick Castle 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Alnwick Castle costs USD 40.47. Guided Alnwick Castle tours start around USD 40.47 per person.
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