Come fly with us at Alnwick Castle! Join our resident wizarding professors and take part in one of our world-famous broomstick training sessions, on the very spot where Harry had his first flying lesson in the film production of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. With our eccentric professor’s expert guidance, you shall be taught the basics of mastering a broomstick.
Practice your mount and dismount before learning to curve and manoeuvre across the lawns of Alnwick Castle, more affectionately known as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, at great speeds! Trainee flyers of any age are welcomed with open arms to this daily activity, which is free with admission to Alnwick Castle. This is an unforgettable, fun-filled event for the whole family to enjoy!
Our daily lessons are assigned by time slots which are allocated on a first come, first served basis. As this is an extremely popular activity, we recommend that visitors arrive as early as possible in order to sign-up for one of our allocated time slots.
Lessons occur at intervals throughout the day, so please check the ‘What’s On’ board for specific timings and locations – as these can vary throughout the season. **Please note** Broomstick training is a weather dependent activity. If our runway becomes too wet and slippery, a photo opportunity will be made available within the Artisans Courtyard as a substitute.
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.
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