The Viking Coast Day Tours
Our private day tour follows the North Sea coastal road, taking us south across the border into England. The beautiful Holy Island of Lindisfarne. awaits.
In AD793, Viking longboats slid onto the shores of this small Northumbrian island and changed history forever.
Above all Lindisfarne is beautiful, has a unique feel and is a place steeped in early Christianity and, it must be said, a bloody history.
The Lindisfarne Priory dates back to the 7th century and is close to the heart of the village. Nearby is St Aidens Winery visitor centre, and home to Lindisfarne Mead. Aparantly a bottle or two can bring you closer to God!!
Lindisfarne is a peaceful island, with the magnificent 16th-century Lindisfarne Castle sitting on a cliff above the ocean.
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.
Alnwick Castle & Gardens
Alnwick Castle can only be described as a classic, stunning English Castle and a favourite on day tours.
Home to the Duke of Northumberland and his family. The Percy`s have held this castle for over 700 years!!
Firstly, Alnwick Castle itself is breathtaking and full of wonderful art collections.
The art collections at Alnwick castle are described as ” …one of the most important collections..outside the Royal Collection..” It is truly ducal in proportion, scale and quality.
Magnificent gardens await, as well as the Poison Garden ! Everything in it can potentially kill you!! You must vsiit with a guide.Tours leave every 10 minutes.
Attractions, eateries, entertainment, all within the grounds, make this a truly spectacular place to visit on our day tour.
Take a class 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 films locations througout the Castle.
You can even take part in Broom Stick Training. Attending a class at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft & Wizardry is hilarious and a must for any Potter fans young and old.
A day tour to remember
As a Private Tour Guide, I have been bringing guests to Alnwick Castle & Northumberland for years and it is a truly wonderful tour.
Contact us to plan your bespoke day tour itineray.