Scottish Guided Tours

Alnwick Castle Day Tour

Explore the Viking Coast & the Holy Island of Lindisfarne

Alnwick Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh

Book a private Alnwick Castle Tour from Edinburgh and explore the magical world of Harry Potter’s Hogwarts – Travel the beautiful coastline of Northumbria – Walk in the footsteps of Vikings on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne – Fly a Broomstick like a Wizard – Experience one of the finest Castles in England with Scottish Guided Tours – Enquire about Guided Tours of Scotland

Alnwick Castle Day Tour

Book a private guided day tour to Alnwick Castle & the Viking Coast

‘Niall is an experienced Scottish tour guide. Raised in the mountains and glens of Scotland and inspired by his father, renowned Scottish author and historian Dr Rennie McOwan, Niall feels passionately about his role as a bespoke private tour guide.

Directly descended from legendary Highland stalker Donald Ross, Chief Stalker to the Duke of Portland, Niall aims to give clients the best possible experience whether it be heritage related , historical, cultural  or perhaps a mixture of all three – the best that Scotland has to offer’  Read more….

Alnwick Castle Day Tour

Your Journey

Kings and Queens and epic sieges are all part of the private Alnwick Castle day tour from Edinburgh. Conjure up worlds of wizards and dragons as Alnwick Castle mixes make-believe with real history.

Alnwick Castle Tour from Edinburgh

The Scots and English have battled over these lands for centuries. The Castle has starred as a plush home for powerful Dukes and Royalty. Alnwick Castle has the lead role in the Harry Potter Movies, starring as Hogwarts. 

Walk in the footsteps of Vikings on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. A unique opportunity to explore Christian and Viking history with your Private Tour Guide on this wonderful Alnwick Castle tour from Edinburgh – Contact us 

Alnwick Castle Tour
Broomstick training at Alnwick Castle is fun for all the family.

Why Scottish Guided Tours?

Door to Door Service

Your private tour guide shall greet you at your chosen location. Hotel, B&B or even Cruise Ship Terminal. The most convenient start possible to your private tour of Scotland. Complete Door-to-door service from Scottish Guided Tours. 

Your Guides

Niall and his team of experienced Scottish Tour Guides aim to give the best possible experience, whether heritage-related, historical, cultural or perhaps a mixture of all three. Fun and authentic private guided tours of Scotland – The best Scotland has to offer.

Private Tours of Scotland

Scottish Guided Tours delivers award-winning private tours of Scotland exclusively for your group of travellers. Bespoke tours of Scotland designed around your time frame & interests.


Our brand-new luxury vehicles ensure great views, comfort, and plenty of room for all travellers and luggage. Private Small Group Tours of Scotland are exclusively for you and your travelling companions.

More info & FAQ

(Route can vary depending on departure point)

Our fantastic, fun-filled private Alnwick Castle day tour from Edinburgh follows the North Sea coastal road south.

As a result, stunning views of the ocean, rugged cliffs and castles await.

The short journey takes us south across the border into England. Northumberland is an ancient kingdom, and because of centuries of battles with the Scots, it is the most fortified part of England.

Many castles and ancient fortifications dot the coastline of Northumbria.

Alnwick Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh
The Bass Rock sits in the North Sea and can be viewed from the coastal route on our private Alnwick Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh.

You will hear tales of the many battles between Scotland & England on your private Alnwick Castle tour from Edinburgh and 8th century Vikings to 18th century Jacobites.

Tales of Witches, Saints, heroes and villains.

All have travelled this route and as a result, an entertaining journey south with your private tour guide.

Walk in the footsteps of Vikings.

Our first stop is the beautiful Holy Island of Lindisfarne.

In AD793, Viking longboats slid onto the shores of this small Northumbrian island and changed history forever.

Private tour from Edinburgh to Alnwick Castle
A walk to Lindisfarne Castle is a great way to view the Holy Island on our Alnwick Castle Tour from Edinburgh.

The Holy Island

Lindisfarne is known as the ‘Holy Island’ because of its links to early Christianity and is a truly wonderful little island to visit.

Reaching the beautiful island is only possible when the tide retreats and as such, one of the more unique roads with Scottish Guided Tours.

Every month, at least one vehicle gets caught out with the tide after attempting to reach the island despite the clear warnings.

Lindisfarne Priory dates back to the 7th century and is close to the heart of the village. 

St Aidan’s Winery visitor centre is home to Lindisfarne Mead and a great visit on your private guided tour. 

Apparently, a bottle or two of Mead can bring you closer to God!!

Lindisfarne is a very peaceful island.

The magnificent 16th-century Lindisfarne Castle sitting on a cliff above the ocean is a sight to behold and a great walk and photo opportunity.

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The old pier on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne

The village has lovely cafes, award-winning coffee at Pilgrims Coffee and access to wonderful coastal walks.

As a result, Holy Island makes for an ideal first stop on our day tour.

Lindisfarne Castle

Lindisfarne Castle sits on a rocky outcrop like something from a fairy tale. Because of this, a great walk is rewarded with coffee and snacks from one of the lovely wee shops in the village.

Alnwick Castle Tour from Edinburgh
On our Alnwick Castle day trip, the first stop is the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The Viking Coast of Scotland.

The small island is very peaceful and beautiful. Early Christianity and bloody Viking history make Lindisfarne a fascinating first stop.

Alnwick Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh

Alnwick Castle can only be described as a classic and stunning English Castle. Private day tours to Alnwick Castle are great for all the family.

Alnwick Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh
Alnwick Castle is the family home of the Duke of Northumberland.

Home to the Duke of Northumberland, his family for over 700 years, our Alnwick Castle Day Tour from Edinburgh is fantastic.

Attractions, eateries, entertainment are all within the grounds resulting in making this a fun, private tour.

Alnwick Castle is a truly spectacular destination to visit on our private day tour.

The Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle

Magnificent gardens await at Alnwick Castle, as well as the Poison Garden. Everything in the Poison Garden can potentially kill you, and a guide must accompany you.

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Entrance to the Poison Garden at Alnwick Garden, Northumberland,

Alnwick Castle Art Collections

Alnwick Castle itself is breathtaking and full of wonderful art collections.

Admiring Alnwick Castle from a bench in the grounds of the castle.
Alnwick Castle, bathed in sunshine on a lovely spring day.

The art collections at Alnwick castle are described as  ” …one of the most important collections..outside the Royal Collection..” Take time to explore the Castle, its rooms and art collections.

Fans of Downton Abbey may recognise some of these rooms! Alnwick Castle has been used in various movies and TV shows. 

  Fly a broomstick at Hogwarts

Many movies & TV shows have been filmed at Alnwick but most famously, Harry Potter !! Alnwick Castle doubled as Hogwarts in the movie franchise, and you can tour the film’s locations throughout the Castle.

Alnwick Castle & Viking Coast Day Tour
Alnwick Castle doubled as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter Movies, and you too can fly a broom

Harry Potter Tour from Edinburgh

You can even take part in Broom Stick Training.

Attending a Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry class is hilarious and a must for any Potter fans young and old.

We return to our drop off point around 18.15

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Ten Star Review!
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It’s been my dream to visit Scotland, and Niall McOwan of Scottish Guided Tours made this the trip of my lifetime. He took wonderful care of us for five days; he created so many wonderful experiences for us - I’ll never forget it - we took his Outlander Tour - as a Scot, he is a wealth of Scots history, plus - he knows Outlander the show. We missed him terribly when it was over. Ten stars!
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  • Private Day Tour prices – 675 GBP per day (not per person)
  • Exclusively for your group of up to 8 passengers (for larger groups, please contact us)
  • Multi-day tours – Please add 79.00 GBP per day for your Guide’s overnight expenses.
  • Private guiding Services
  • Private Transportation
  • Scottish Spring Water is provided 

Transport is in a brand new air-conditioned vehicle with plenty of room for you and your group.

Credit & debit cards or contactless payment are accepted all over Scotland. Its always handy to have a little cash for very small shops 

Scottish Guided Tours offer private tours exclusively for your group. Tours can start and end in any location within Scotland. 

Accommodation is not included in your quote. Payment for accommodation is made directly to Hotel or B&B on arrival, unless by prior arrangement.

Contact us for great accommodation suggestions

We would be delighted to suggest Hotels or B&B’s for your trip. Some clients prefer to book their own but we are always glad to help. Please Contact us