Nestled in the medieval market town of Alnwick, Alnwick Castle is one of the UK’s best preserved castles, still inhabited by the current Duke and Duchess of Northumberland.
Alnwick Castle is steeped in history, and its stunning architecture has been featured in many films, most notably as the Hogwarts School of Wizardry from the first two Harry Potter movies as well Downton Abbey and Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.
The castle is a fantastic attraction for the whole family, from plenty of Harry Potter themed activities and a terrifying live action dungeon to grand State Rooms, a diverse range of exhibitions and magnificent Garden, featuring poisonous plants!
Alnwick Castle provides an action-packed day out that will add to the memories of your coach break to Northumberland.
The castle, which enjoys a majestic position overlooking the surrounding countryside, has been owned by the Percy family for over 700 years and has a long and illustrious history which you can discover.
Immerse yourself in the history of the castle on a tour of the State Rooms filled with a stunning collection of art and furniture and see how the current Duke and Duchess of Northumberland enjoy modern life in a palatial home.
The castle also houses numerous exhibitions dedicated to the First World War, the Fusiliers, Harry Hotspur, Waterloo and the Magna Carta – all of which have some connection to the castle.
Self-confessed Harry Potter fan? You can learn how the castle was turned into Hogwarts and experience the magic of Quidditch with your first Broomstick lesson from the resident wizards.
You may also recognise Alnwick Castle as Brancaster Castle from Downton Abbey. Step behind the scenes of the hit TV drama and see the costumes and props used during filming at the castle.
Dare you venture underground to the Lost Cellars? Locked and undisturbed for years, this abandoned space has been transformed into a spine tingling attraction which brings to life gruesome tales through live action and special effects.
Whilst at the castle, take the time to visit Alnwick Garden, an extraordinary contemporary wonderland featuring the biggest water feature in Britain, one of the world’s largest treehouses plus thousands of colourful plants, including many deadly varieties in the infamous Poison Garden.
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