Holy Island, Alnwick Castle & The Kingdom of Northumbria

Created with Sketch. Outside the Green Ensign Ewart pub, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, UK
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Duration

Day Tour (dep. Edinburgh)

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Location

Edinburgh

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Experience

Culture Vultures, First Timers

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Languages

English

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Check In Time

8:30am

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Departure Time

8:45am

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Return Time (approx)

6:15pm

Overview

Visit Alnwick Castle, as featured in Harry Potter & Downton Abbey.

Take the scenic coastal route south into the Medieval Kingdom of Northumbria in North-East England; once the most important centre of religious learning and arts in the British Isles. Visit the Holy Island of Lindisfarne and explore the medieval market town of Alnwick and its stunning castle.

Your first stop will be Holy Island. Connected to the mainland by a causeway that leads into the quaint island village of Lindisfarne. Take in the stunning views of Lindisfarne Castle, (which dates back to 1550). Spend time wandering through the ruins of its Priory where the magnificent Lindisfarne Gospels were produced. You can even sample some of the world-famous Lindisfarne ‘Mead’, brewed by Monks on the island.

As you continue south on this Day Tour to Alnwick Castle you will arrive at the bustling market town of Alnwick. Enjoy time in the town centre or remain at the castle complex where there is something for everyone. Home of the Percy Family for over 700 years, Alnwick Castle is considered one of the finest castles in England and proudly known as “The Windsor of the North”. Don’t miss the spectacular Alnwick Garden, with its wonderful Grand Cascade and Poison Gardens.

In the mid-afternoon, we begin the drive north to cross the River Tweed into the historic border town of Coldstream. If time permits we will stop at Flodden Field. One of the best-preserved battlefields in Northern Europe. Also the scene of the infamous battle of 1513 which ended in victory for the English and the death of James IV, King of Scots.

Please note: The Holy Island will be inaccessible due to high tide on the following dates: 26th September, 25th October, and 27th October

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Alnwick Castle
  • Flodden Battlefield
  • Holy Island
  • Lindisfarme Abbey
  • Northumberland

Included

  • Digital translations
  • Knowledgeable Driver-Guide
  • Luxury Modern air-conditioned coach

Excluded

  • Children under 5
  • Entrance to attractions
  • Food and Drink

Meeting Point

Created with Sketch. Outside the Green Ensign Ewart pub, Lawnmarket, Edinburgh, UK

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