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Alnwick Castle

The mighty medieval fortress of Alnwick Castle is one of Europe's finest. Set in a stunning landscape, this magical castle dominates the skyline and overlooks the historic market town of Alnwick.

Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England and fabulous home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland whose family, the Percys have lived here since 1309.

Harry Potter knows Alnwick Caslte well - it featured as his school 'Hogwarts' in the famous films.
Whatever your age or interests you'll find lots to see and do:

Glorious State Rooms

Furnished in Italian Renaissance style with paintings by Titian, Canaletto and Van Dyck, fine furniture and exquisite china collection.

Fascinating Exhibitions

Including Under Seige, the Percy Tenantry Volunteers, the Northumberland Fusiliers, the Castle Museum with displays of archeological treasures and Gunpowder Plot! explaining the Castle's link with the infamous Guy Fawkes.

Knights Quest

A fun and interactive attraction for children of all ages to find out about life as a Knight or Lady in medieval times. Play games, learn new skills, dress up and become a Knight of Alnwick.

Stunning Grounds

Woodland walks with peaceful views over sweeping landscape, designed by Capability Brown.

Special Events

There's always something special happening at Alnwick Castle including daily Harry Potter Tours, Guided Tours of the Grounds, Story-telling, regularly throughout the season by the Castle Jester, Harry Potter Characters, Kielder Forest Birds of Prey, Swordsmanship and Archery.

Castle Shop

Exclusive souvenirs including food, china, glass, textiles and stationery as well as great children's toys, models and books.

The Sanctuary at The Castle

Restaurant and wine bar Featuring fine local produce, open for lunch and evening dining to Castle and non-Castle visitors.

Courtyard Bistro

Coffees, teas, cakes, pastries and lucnhes freshly prepared in the Castle.

General Information

  • Picnic area in the Grounds
  • Parial access for wheelchairs, pushchairs, guide and hearing dogs
  • Large print and foreign language information
  • Special rates, benefits and activiites for pre-booked Groups -
  • Contact groupbookings@alnwickcastle.com

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  • Directions

    Follow signs for Alnwick Town Centre and park in the town close to the Castle's Main Entrance on Castle Square and Admissions Kiosk at Greenwell Lane.

    Alternatively follow signs for Alnwick Castle and Garden Car Park on Denwick Lane. Make your way past the garden's ticketing point to the Castle's Admissions Kiosk on Greenwell Lane.

    Alnwick Castle Postcode for SatNav: NE66 1NQ


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