Hang on to your hats, cloaks, boots and broomsticks as magnificent Alnwick Castle in Northumberland opens its mighty doors again for 2020 on Friday 27th March!
Every day from 27th March until 25th October 2020 you can enjoy fun broomstick training (in the very place where Harry Potter was taught in the film), meet a scary Dragon Quest deep in the dungeons, marvel at the magnificent stateroom tours, historical and grounds tours, famous “on location” film tours and a variety of fascinating exhibitions and museums.
And that’s not nearly all! Here are some more highlights for the Easter holidays Saturday 4th April to Sunday 19th April, but remember to check the Alnwick Castle website as many of these activities overlap but some take place on different days. • Crafts with the Company of Artisans • Medieval Alchemist • 17th Century Re-enactment • Medieval Music • Peterkin the Jester • Harry Potter-inspired characters • Birds of prey
Alnwick Castle is a large visitor attraction, comprising a range of historical buildings and sweeping grounds, including an Inner and Outer Bailey and ‘Capability’ Brown landscapes. Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the castle and its grounds, disabled access is limited in some areas.
The grounds of the castle include a variety of surfaces, including cobblestones, flagstones, grass, gravel and wood. These can be uneven and steep in places, with a number of steps on the Gun Terrace.
For further information regarding accessibility, please click here.
For wheelchair/mobility scooter hire, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 01665 511 100
Alnwick Castle is less than a mile off the A1 and is well signposted. The main castle car park is just off Denwick Lane (B1340); the postcode for the car park is NE66 1YU (parking charge is £3 per vehicle for the day).
The East Coast mainline from London to Edinburgh stops at Alnmouth station, which is four miles from Alnwick. A taxi or bus (X18) can be taken from Alnmouth station (a journey of approximately 10 minutes).
Visitors would travel to Alnwick Castle by rail are eligible for a 20% discount on Castle only tickets! For further details, please visit Good Journey
There are bus stops and a bus station in the centre of Alnwick, with buses connecting Alnwick to the surrounding towns as well as the city of Newcastle (the X15 and X18 buses both run from Haymarket bus station). It is approximately a five minute walk to the castle from the bus station.
Visitors who travel to the castle by an Arriva bus are eligible for a 20% discount on Castle tickets! For further details, please visit Good Journey
BY AIR AND SEA
Newcastle International Airport and the Port of Tyne are 35 miles away.
Alnwick Castle 2020 Opening TBC takes place at ...
Ticketing and entry prices for Alnwick Castle 2020 Opening TBC
|Type||Entry for||Guide price|
(child (4yrs and under))
(Family ticket (2 adults and up to 4 children))
|Prices (visit once, keep your ticket and return free for a year) Castle Adult - £18.50 Castle Concession - £15.00 Castle Child (5-16yrs) - £9.75 Castle Child (4yrs and under)- Free Castle Family (2 adults and up to 4 children)- £50.50|
Dates & times for Alnwick Castle 2020 Opening TBC , Alnwick
|Friday 27th March - Alnwick Castle opens 2020! Every day until Sunday 25th October Easter holiday activities Saturday 4th - Sunday 19th April Opening times Castle grounds and museums (last entry 3.45pm) 10.00am - 5.30pm State Rooms (last entry 4.00pm) 10.30am - 4.30pm Artisans Courtyard (last entry 4.30pm) 10.00am - 5.00pm|
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