Private tour

Berwick: Anglo-Scottish Wars and Norham Castle Guided Tour

Activity provider: Iles Tours

Berwick: Anglo-Scottish Wars and Norham Castle Guided Tour

Activity provider: Iles Tours

From US$ 256.80 per person

Explore one of the bloodiest borders in the world and learn the dramatic stories of the Anglo-Scottish border. Visit Norham Castle, one of the most fought after castles, and see Flodden Battlefield on this private guided tour.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Uncover layers of history dating back to the 12th century at Norham Castle
  • Learn about the medieval Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Northumbria from your guide
  • Stop for lunch in the small town for Berwick, the northernmost town in England
  • Visit Flodden field, the battle site that changed the course of Scottish history
  • Gain insight into the events that led to the battle between England and Scotland
Full description
England and Scotland have a bloody history of warfare, conflict, and battles! This warfare exists right back into the early medieval period when the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria, the Scots and the Picts duelled it out to see who would rule in Northern Britain. Following the Norman conquest, the thrones of England and Scotland continued to battle to decide where the border would finally be set. During this tour we will explore the English and Scottish borders, travelling to Carham, an Anglo-Saxon battle site where the Border moved from Lothian to the river Tweed. From there we will move on to Norham Castle – one of the most fought over Castles in the region. After Norham Castle we will head to Berwick for lunch. Berwick itself was a fortress city with an incredibly bloody and contested history and its impressive walls are still visible and able to be walked upon today. Finally, we finish the tour by heading to Flodden Battlefield – one of the greatest victories that the English had over the Scots and the largest battle between the two nations.
Includes
  • Entry fees
  • Guided tour
  • Transportation fees
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide outside the Bridge hotel, opposite Newcastle Castle on the day of the tour. Please contact the local supplier prior to the tour to organize transport for your group.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Rain gear

Product ID: 426202