Your full-day tour through the Scottish Borders departs in the morning from central Edinburgh. Meet your expert guide and settle in for the southbound ride through the Scottish-English borderlands toward Kelso. Stop in this historic city that boasts the largest market square in Scotland. Stroll through the market, visit Kelso Abbey, and learn about the conflicts and English invasions that rattled the town for centuries.
Your trip continues to the stunning Alnwick Castle, a gem of the Northumberland region. View the castle’s breathtaking façade, famously portrayed as the setting of Hogwarts Academy in the Harry Potter series. You’ll have three hours of free time to explore the castle's immaculate grounds and purchase an optional interior tour and some refreshments. Then hop back in the coach for a drive along the Northumberland coast, considered one of the UK’s most beautiful regions.
Your final stop is seaside town of Berwick-upon-Tweed. Learn the town’s colorful history of alternating between Scottish and English rule, and enjoy a leisurely stroll along the River Tweed. From here, make your way back to Edinburgh.
Your 9.5-hour tour ends at Waterloo Place in the evening.