Firstly we will stop in the border town of Kelso where you can explore this handsome town and what is thought to be Scotland’s largest market Square. You also see the ruins of Kelso Abbey, a reminder of the many ancient conflicts between Scotland and England.
We then continue south and cross the border to Alnwick with a variety of ways to make the most of your day! This traditional country market town in Northumberland is rich in history, and home to the medieval Alnwick Castle, which was built after the Norman Conquest and currently inhabited by the Duke of Northumberlan’s family, the Percys. This iconic castle was also used as a film location for the first two Harry Potter films.
The brainchild of the Duchess of Northumberland, the multi award winning Alnwick Garden covers 12 acres of sights and floral scents, including the world’s largest Tai Haku Cherry Orchard and the world’s largest Treehouse Restaurant. Escape reality as you stroll through plentiful, delightful, poisonous plants, towering delphiniums, and glorious roses, as well as crossing stunning treetop walksways.
After several hours in Alnwick we depart and travel north along the Northumberland coastline to Berwick upon Tweed where we will have a short stop before we return home.