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

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

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icon9 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 8 more

Overview

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.
  • Traverse the Scottish border on a full-day tour of Northumbria
  • Visit Holy Island and the charming village of Lindesfarne
  • Discover top sites of interest including Lindesfarne and Alnwick Castles
  • Explore Alnwick and Flodden Field, an ancient battle site
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Local guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

521-523 Lawnmarket, Edinburgh EH1 2PE, UK

The tour departs from outside Ensign Ewart

Departure Time

8:45 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 4 years old.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • The castle, gardens & priory currently need to be pre-booked, details will be provided on the ticket.
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or a full refund.
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Digital translations available on request.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Please arrive a minimum of 15 minutes before your tour's departure time.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Timberbush Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Holy Island, Alnwick Castle & The Kingdom of Northumbria from Edinburgh?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Holy Island, Alnwick Castle & The Kingdom of Northumbria from Edinburgh.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Holy Island, Alnwick Castle & The Kingdom of Northumbria from Edinburgh?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Holy Island, Alnwick Castle & The Kingdom of Northumbria from Edinburgh.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Holy Island, Alnwick Castle & The Kingdom of Northumbria from Edinburgh?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Holy Island, Alnwick Castle & The Kingdom of Northumbria from Edinburgh.

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  • "It must be fun for families with small children, but as an adult, I found the 2 1/2 visit much too long." See review
  • "Maybe it would have been more efficient don't stop for 30 minute at a lake where was nothing interesting only ducks and of cours souvenir shops." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Amazing
Abishag_T
, Sep 2021
The tour was fantastic and educational. Our tour guide Jim was amazing and friendly all through out the tour.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for your review, Abishag_T! Delighted to hear you had a great time with Jim, your Driver-Guide. I'll pass on your kind comments to him. Best wishes, Amy
star-5
Great day out
Susan_P
, Sep 2021
Alnwick Gardens were lovely ,could have spent a whole day. Our driver/guide 2as very knowledgeable and quickly adjusted the itinerary when we hit a traffic hold up.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for your review, Susan!
star-4
Enjoy and have fun our 1 Day tour
Yonie_G
, Jul 2021
We enjoy most in Alnwick gardens so beautiful and the weather is good and our driver Paul so friendly and very helpful overall is good
icon Response from Host , Jul 2021
Thanks Yonie, great to hear you enjoyed your day with us! Hopefully see you again in the future :) Amy
star-3
The trip doesn't bring you to the place shown in the picture they put to promote the tour
Priscilla_E
, Jun 2021
Beautiful trip, excellent guide. The frustrating part was to go so far just to see the Holy island castle from the distance, when it was the picture used by the agency for promoting the trip. It is a kind of deceaving promotion.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Dear Priscilla, Thanks for your review. Whilst I'm glad you enjoyed your tour, and your Driver-Guide, I'm saddened and confused to read you feel we deceived you with our photo of Lindesfarne Castle. We do stop on the Island, and you do have time to walk to the castle and take photos and visit the Priory if you wish. We also show beautiful photos of Alnwick Castle, Gardens and Lindesfarne Priory; all of which are wonderful stops on the tour. The castle isn't open at this moment in time due to Covid-19, however we do not advertise that we visit the interior, as there wouldn't be enough time to visit Lindesfarne Priory and have a tasting of the mead! Despite this confusion, I do hope you enjoyed the day as a whole. Regards, Amy
star-5
Colourful fields all the way
Natalia_E
, Jun 2021
What a pleasant trip! Everything was wonderful starting with the crew who greeted us and the lovely tour guide and a driver 2 in 1, the Andrian T, who was very informative on historical facts in a very humble way, ending with the pleasant group of other passengers on the bus, we all blended organically with lively conversations and it made a trip feel shorter. It must've been difficult talking and driving for a driver but he made it seem effortless, which we truly admired. And of course the trip itself in this time of the year (end of May) was so picturesque, with fields full of colours, very picturesque! Alnwick castle is amazing and the tour is kids friendly which helped attract my 6years old's attention. Overall brilliant trip, worth it's money, highly recommend!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2021
Hi Natalia, Thanks for leaving a review for your tour. It's wonderful to hear you enjoyed exploring Northumberland with us! I'll pass on your kind comments to your Driver-Guide, Andrew, who will be delighted. All the best, Amy
star-5
Good Northumberland tour
Luke_S
, May 2021
Eric was a great, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. The timings were perfect and the views amazing. The Lindisfarne priory and Alnwick castle were interesting to see.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Hi LMS Thanks for taking the time to leave a review for your tour, it's wonderful to hear you enjoyed escaping the city for some coastal views with Eric, your Driver-Guide. I've passed on your kind comments to him, he'll be thrilled! Don't hesitate to get in touch if you'd like to see more of Scotland! Best wishes, Amy
star-5
Holy Island
biz2homemail
, Sep 2019
Timber bush tour was special. Great driver and he shared many details along the way. Also had tips on how to find savings for excursions at different stops.
star-5
Fantastic
Adriano_D
, Aug 2019
it was amazing, despite the bad weather conditions. The guide managed all the times and movements from one place to another.
star-5
Day trip
Archana_S
, Jul 2019
Our driver and guide was very good and made the day's tour interesting. His knowledge was exceptional. Very enjoyable and would recommend it.
star-5
What a trip
Alyeshia_A
, Jul 2019
We had a wonderful experience. Our guide, Paul, was wonderful, considerate and entertaining. The sights were amazing to see and visit.

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