Alnwick Castle

Estates Office
Alnwick Castle
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 1NQ

+44 (0)1665 511 100

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Overview

History on a grand scale

Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the country; home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, for over 700 years.

Combining magnificent medieval architecture with sumptuous Italianate State Rooms, Alnwick Castle is one of the UK's most significant heritage destinations and best days out in Northumberland.

The castle's rich history is brimming with drama, intrigue, and extraordinary people; from a gunpowder plotter and visionary collectors, to decadent hosts and medieval England's most celebrated knight: Harry Hotspur.

In recent years it has also taken starring roles in a number of film and television productions, soon to feature as a location in ITV's Downton Abbey and previously appearing as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter films.

Family days out

At the castle there is so much to entertain adults and children alike, making a family day out full of fun and history.

Tickets to the castle can be validated for 12 months at no extra cost (see website for T&Cs), so you can take advantage of all the fantastic events throughout the season.

Events programme

Entertainment from fire-eating jesters, courageous knights, master falconers, and medieval artisans (and even the occasional dragon!) takes place throughout the castle's open season.

All performances and activities all free with admission. Click here for the Alnwick Castle's full events calendar.

Knight's Quest

Aspiring knights and princesses can follow in the footsteps of Harry Hotspur, as they dress up in medieval finery and try their hand at free traditional crafts, swordplay and medieval games in the bustling Knight's Quest arena.

From battleaxes to broomsticks

Alnwick Castle's rich history is brought to life on engaging guided tours, sweeping the castle's long history, origins, uses, and restorations, and including stories of the fascinating people who have lived there over the past 900 years. 

Costumed guides also provide engaging history of the castle's grounds, including behind-the-scenes anecdotes from its starring film roles.

Potter fans young and old can take part in Alnwick's infamous broomstick training sessions, led by entertaining wizard professors.

Sumptuous State Rooms

The castle's State Rooms are filled with one of the country’s finest private art and furniture collections, including work by Canaletto, Titian, Van Dyck, Turner, and Dobson; an extensive gallery of Meissen, Chelsea, and Paris porcelain; and the priceless Cucci cabinets, originally created for Louis XIV of France.

Children can keep their eyes peeled for the fluffy owls and dragons hidden in each room!

Find out more

For more information and to save 5% by buying tickets online, please visit www.alnwickcastle.com.

Venue

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Itinerary

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A good family day out
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Ticket Info

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(17+ years)
1
£14.50
annual pass
Child
(5-16 years)
1
£7.30
annual pass
Concession
(60+ years, student or disabled)
1
£12.00
annual pass
Family
(2 adults + up to 4 children)
6
£37.00
annual pass
Save 5% by buying online. Tickets to Alnwick Castle are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, validate in visitor admissions when you visit (see website for T&Cs).

Dates

From To
Times between 28/03/2014 and 29/10/2014
Sun10:00 - 17:30
Mon10:00 - 17:30
Tue10:00 - 17:30
Wed10:00 - 17:30
Thu10:00 - 17:30
Fri10:00 - 17:30
Sat10:00 - 17:30
 
Alnwick Castle grounds and museums are open from 10.00am-5.30pm (last admission 4.15pm). State Rooms are open 11.00am-5.00pm (Chapel closes at 3.00pm, last admission 4.30pm) and close on 27th October 2014.

Facilities

  • Indoors at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Indoors
  • Car parking available at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Car parking available
  • Credit / debit cards accepted at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Credit / debit cards accepted
  • Toilet Facilities at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Toilet facilities
  • Reduced rates for children at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Reduced rates for children
  • Picnic area at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Picnic area
  • Coach parking available at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Coach parking available
  • Event venue at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Event venue
  • Gift shop on site at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Gift shop on site
  • Guided Tours at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Guided Tours
  • Licenced premises at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Licenced premises
  • Hover your cursor over the symbol to see the facility name or view the key to facility symbols.

Alnwick Castle

Estates Office
Alnwick Castle
Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 1NQ

+44 (0)1665 511 100

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 974 reviews

Overview

History on a grand scale

Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the country; home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, for over 700 years.

Combining magnificent medieval architecture with sumptuous Italianate State Rooms, Alnwick Castle is one of the UK's most significant heritage destinations and best days out in Northumberland.

The castle's rich history is brimming with drama, intrigue, and extraordinary people; from a gunpowder plotter and visionary collectors, to decadent hosts and medieval England's most celebrated knight: Harry Hotspur.

In recent years it has also taken starring roles in a number of film and television productions, soon to feature as a location in ITV's Downton Abbey and previously appearing as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter films.

Family days out

At the castle there is so much to entertain adults and children alike, making a family day out full of fun and history.

Tickets to the castle can be validated for 12 months at no extra cost (see website for T&Cs), so you can take advantage of all the fantastic events throughout the season.

Events programme

Entertainment from fire-eating jesters, courageous knights, master falconers, and medieval artisans (and even the occasional dragon!) takes place throughout the castle's open season.

All performances and activities all free with admission. Click here for the Alnwick Castle's full events calendar.

Knight's Quest

Aspiring knights and princesses can follow in the footsteps of Harry Hotspur, as they dress up in medieval finery and try their hand at free traditional crafts, swordplay and medieval games in the bustling Knight's Quest arena.

From battleaxes to broomsticks

Alnwick Castle's rich history is brought to life on engaging guided tours, sweeping the castle's long history, origins, uses, and restorations, and including stories of the fascinating people who have lived there over the past 900 years. 

Costumed guides also provide engaging history of the castle's grounds, including behind-the-scenes anecdotes from its starring film roles.

Potter fans young and old can take part in Alnwick's infamous broomstick training sessions, led by entertaining wizard professors.

Sumptuous State Rooms

The castle's State Rooms are filled with one of the country’s finest private art and furniture collections, including work by Canaletto, Titian, Van Dyck, Turner, and Dobson; an extensive gallery of Meissen, Chelsea, and Paris porcelain; and the priceless Cucci cabinets, originally created for Louis XIV of France.

Children can keep their eyes peeled for the fluffy owls and dragons hidden in each room!

Find out more

For more information and to save 5% by buying tickets online, please visit www.alnwickcastle.com.

Alnwick Castle features as a prize in the competition...
Win an Active Spirit Family Adventure Holiday in Northumberland (Ends on 31/12/2014)
Alnwick Castle features in the itinerary...
A good family day out
Lights, camera, action

Ticketing and entry prices for Alnwick Castle

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(17+ years)
1
£14.50
annual pass
Child
(5-16 years)
1
£7.30
annual pass
Concession
(60+ years, student or disabled)
1
£12.00
annual pass
Family
(2 adults + up to 4 children)
6
£37.00
annual pass
Save 5% by buying online. Tickets to Alnwick Castle are valid for 12 months from date of purchase, validate in visitor admissions when you visit (see website for T&Cs).

Dates & times for Alnwick Castle, Alnwick

From To
Times between 28/03/2014 and 29/10/2014
Sun10:00 - 17:30
Mon10:00 - 17:30
Tue10:00 - 17:30
Wed10:00 - 17:30
Thu10:00 - 17:30
Fri10:00 - 17:30
Sat10:00 - 17:30
 
Alnwick Castle grounds and museums are open from 10.00am-5.30pm (last admission 4.15pm). State Rooms are open 11.00am-5.00pm (Chapel closes at 3.00pm, last admission 4.30pm) and close on 27th October 2014.
  • Indoors at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Indoors
  • Car parking available at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Car parking available
  • Credit / debit cards accepted at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Credit / debit cards accepted
  • Toilet Facilities at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Toilet facilities
  • Reduced rates for children at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Reduced rates for children
  • Picnic area at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Picnic area
  • Coach parking available at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Coach parking available
  • Event venue at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Event venue
  • Gift shop on site at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Gift shop on site
  • Guided Tours at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Guided Tours
  • Licenced premises at Alnwick Castle Historic sites Attraction Licenced premises
  • Hover your cursor over the symbol to see the facility name or view the key to facility symbols.

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Alnwick Castle

Alnwick
Northumberland
NE66 1NQ

+44 (0)1665 511 100

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