Alnwick Castle

Overview

Overview

History on a grand scale


Dubbed the ‘Windsor of the North,’ Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the country and has been 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, featuring as the magnificent Brancaster Castle in Downton Abbey and previously appearing as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter films.

Keeping you safe


We have been hard at work to ensure that a visit to Alnwick Castle is as safe as possible for visitors and our staff.  We are proud to say that we have been awarded the Visit England ‘We’re good to go’ scheme seal of approval, meaning that you can visit us in the knowledge that your safety is our priority.


To meet the standard, and to comply with the necessary guidance from the government, we have had to make some big changes to the way tickets are booked and to what visitors can expect from a trip to the Castle this summer.


As we are constantly reviewing the latest advice, please take a moment to read the information on our website which explains everything you need to know before you visit, and will be kept updated with the latest information.


Access information

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 info@alnwickcastle.com or 01665 511 100

Road directions

BY CAR

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).

Public transport

BY RAIL

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

 

BY BUS

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.

Awards

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Ticketing and entry prices for Alnwick Castle

Type Entry for Guide price
Single
(17+ years)
1
£18.50
day ticket
Concession
(60+ years, student or disabled)
1
£15.00
day ticket
Child
(5-16 years)
1
£9.75
day ticket
Family
(2 adults + up to 4 children)
6
£50.50
day ticket

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Overpriced for what you could do

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01/11/2020

Covid secure visit

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01/11/2020

A lovely walk around grounds

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29/10/2020

The castle

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28/10/2020

Not much to see

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28/10/2020
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