Alnwick Castle to re-open this summer.

Wednesday 01/07/2020
Alnwick Castle to  re-open this summer.

Plans are underway to open the grounds of Alnwick Castle to visitors in time for the main holiday season.

Says Andrew Robson at Northumberland Estates  “Alnwick Castle is such an important draw for the tourist industry in Northumberland we are keen to see it opening as soon as is feasible. However many changes need to be made for us to operate safely in line with Covid 19 restrictions, and some of these are complex to achieve in a medieval castle.

“We realise how important opening the Castle is for the town and local businesses as we all struggle to return to some form of normality, so we are working hard to overcome the many challenges and demonstrate our support for local business at this very difficult time.”

Visitors will be required to purchase timed tickets to visit the Castle in advance via the Alnwick Castle web site, with a limited number available each day to ensure social distancing can be maintained. Tickets will be priced at £6 for adults with under 16s free of charge, and a donation from every ticket sold will be shared between the Northumberland Estates charity of the year HospiceCare North Northumberland and three Alnwick charities, The Fusiliers’ Museum which is based at the Castle, The Alnwick Playhouse and the Bailiffgate Museum.  

Further details on an opening date and more detail on what visitors can expect from a visit to the Castle this summer, along with FAQs, will be made available shortly via the Alnwick Castle web site.

Published: Wednesday 01/07/2020

By Visit Northumberland

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Alnwick Castle is the one of the largest inhabited castles in England; it has been home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percys, for over 700 years.

Combining magnificent medieval architecture with spectacular Italianate State Rooms, Alnwick Castle is one of the UK’s most significant heritage destinations. In recent years, it has taken starring roles in a number of film and television productions, most famously featuring as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter films and as Brancaster Castle in ITV’s Downton Abbey. 

 

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