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Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland and Alnwick Winter Adventure

Departure point:
1-Day Tour
8am - 6:30pm
From: £54

Thursday & Saturday

Accommodation is payable on arrival

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Our newest winter 1-day tour from Edinburgh takes in some of the most spectacular sights of England’s Northumberland coast. Visit the medieval Bamburgh Castle, the market town of Alnwick and its beautiful winter garden, as well as Holy Island, offering views of the spectacular Lindisfarne Priory.


Your Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland and Alnwick Adventure tour departs from Edinburgh City Centre in the morning, taking in the sights of Scotland’s capital as you head out of the city towards the East coast. As we head east, we will pass some beautiful spots in East Lothian as we make our way to the first stop of the day, Holy Island. 

Lindisfarne, also known as Holy Island, a unique island connected to the mainland by a causeway. This leads to the quaint village of Lindisfarne which offers sensational views of the Priory that shares its name. During the winter months, the Priory is closed but we are able to visit the beautiful gardens. The island is also home to monks, who brew the world-famous Lindisfarne ‘Mead’. While you are here, immerse yourself in the peace and tranquility for which the island is renowned. Should it not be possible to visit Holy Island due to the tidal conditions, this tour will visit the picturesque seaside village of St Abbs, named after a Northumberland Princess who was washed ashore in the area following a shipwreck. You might also recognise the village, and its stunning surroundings of rugged coastline and bays from the movie Avengers: Endgame, as it was the filming location for New Asgard.

From here, we will continue down England’s northeast coast towards the bustling market town of Alnwick, home to the magnificent Alnwick Garden. Here, you may choose to visit the Garden with its wonderful Grand Cascade and Poison Gardens, or spend your time exploring the charming streets of the town. Whilst in the town, you may also be able to spot Alnwick Castle, famous as a filming location for both Downton Abbey and the Harry Potter film series. 

Our tour returns to head back north, to the impressive medieval Bamburgh Castle, dating back to the 5th century. The castle spans nine acres of land and is one of the biggest inhabited castles in the United Kingdom. Its history spans centuries, countless societies, numerous rulers, and many battles, but the impressive stronghold still stands tall today. Spend time at the castle to learn all about its colourful history as well as the many myths, legends and spooky stories associated with the castle. You may also recognise the castle from appearances in film and tv, such as in the latest instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise, The Dial of Destiny. 

Our tour then begins the journey home to Edinburgh as the sun sets on your day of adventure across the border in the north of England. After a comfort break, we arrive back in the city. 


Tour Overview

Duration10hrs 30mins
Total Distance167 miles miles
Pick upOutside the Green Ensign Ewart pub at 8am.
Group size16
AvailabilityOctober - March
Minimum ageTravellers need to be at least 4 years old

A couple of things To know

  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Luxury Modern air-conditioned coach
  • Small group tour
Not Included
  • Children under 4
  • Entrance to attractions

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the departure point?

Your tour departs from outside the green Ensign Ewart pub, at 521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2PE.

View a map of our departure point.

You can also find us by Edinburgh Public Transport

Check-in opens 15 minutes prior to the stated departure time and closes 5 minutes prior to the stated departure time. We recommend that all passengers arrive in this window as tours must depart on schedule.

Are the optional extras included?

No, optional extras are not included in the tour price.

The price of your one day tour from Edinburgh includes the services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Driver-Guide, and transportation on one of our luxury, modern, air-conditioned coaches.

All optional extras - attraction entrance fees, loch cruises, food and drinks, etc - are not included in the price of your tour. We will provide a link when you have booked your tour to allow you to pre-book any optional extra you wish for your tour.

Please note: as the tour departure date gets closer, these prices are liable to change.

From April 2024, the prices will be as follows:

Bamburgh Castle: Adults: £17.00, Children: £8.50

Alnwick Garden - Adult: £12.00, Student: £10.70, Children go free.


Do I need to pre-book the optional extras?

No, you don't need to worry about pre-booking any of the optional extras.

All the optional extras can be booked on the day and your Driver-Guide will advise you of how to book. We negotiate discounted rates for you, ensuring you'll always get a great deal at Scotland's top visitor attractions.

Please note that many visitor attractions and accommodation providers may not accept card payments, so please ensure you have plenty of cash with you on the day. If you have any questions about this please contact our Reservations Team on +44 (0)131 226 6066 - open 07.00 - 21.00 daily.

Please note entry tickets to Alnwick Castle are non-refundable.

Is the tour in English?

Yes, all of our tours are in English.

Your tour will be taken by an experienced, knowledgeable and friendly English-speaking Driver-Guide.

What should I bring with me?

As we like to give you as much time off the coach as possible with the opportunity for walks, we recommend you bring warm and/or waterproof clothing, wear comfortable walking shoes and take sun-block or a hat for sunny days.

Don't forget your camera to capture all the lovely scenery and wildlife you'll encounter on your tour!

Since we cannot allow hot food on our buses you could also bring a cold packed lunch with you to make the most of your time at each stop, this would be particularly time-saving in the busier months!

Can children travel on this tour?

We welcome children over 4 years old on our tours, and children aged between 4-16yrs are eligible for the concessionary rate.

We regret we are not able to carry children under the age of 4.

Will I get to see the Harry Potter Castle?

As the owners of Alnwick Castle are in residence over the winter months, this tour will be unable to visit the castle. 

Whilst you are exploring the Alnwick Garden and the town of Alnwick in your leisure time, you may be able to see the magnificent castle however.

If you can’t find what you are looking for, don't worry! Just because it's not here, doesn't mean we can't do it. Have a look at our private tour page or contact us directly, and we will make it happen!

Departure point:
1-Day Tour
8am - 6:30pm
From: £54