Alnwick castle Overview

Alnwick Castle is a historical marvel situated in the heart of Northumberland, England. It is an iconic castle dating back to the early 11th century. Known as one of England's largest castles, it boasts breathtaking gardens and displays mediaeval architecture. The castle is known for its opulent interiors, beautiful exhibitions and magnificent State Rooms, making it a must-visit destination for all history lovers. 

The castle's striking architecture has been a part of different Hollywood movies, feature films, and television shows, such as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter series. Thus, it is a favourite destination of all fans of the Harry Potter films. Beyond its cinematic fame, the castle is home to a rich collection of artefacts and lavish staterooms. When strolling the gardens, immerse yourself in delightful water features, lush plantings, and unique structures. 

For over seven centuries, Alnwick Castle was an ancestral home of the Percy family called the Dukes of Northumberland. Alnwick Castle is a captivating destination where you will admire the architectural beauty while enjoying the filmy connection. 


• Indulge in the feast at the castle's mediaeval banquets and enjoy all authentic dishes.
• Go on a spine-chilling ghost tour and explore the haunted halls of the castle.
• Go back in time with costumed tours organised by knowledgeable guides.
• Witness the ancient art of falconry coming alive featuring majestic birds. 
• Shop souvenirs from all nearby shops to cherish your trip to Alnwick Castle.

How To Reach

Alnwick Castle is located around 50 km from Northumberland. It will take around 1 hour to visit your destination via the A1 route. If you want more affordable options, you may go by an autorickshaw.

Best Time To Visit

If you want to avoid crowds, plan your tour for a weekday. Mondays and Wednesdays are generally less crowded. You may head to the Alnwick castle at around 11:00 AM in the morning or around 4:00 PM in the evening

Other Essential Information

  • Wear breathable clothes and sturdy shoes for a comfortable experience at the fort.
  • Carry sufficient water to keep yourself hydrated throughout the day.
  • Keep the castle clean by properly disposing of the garbage in the dustbin.
  • Do not miss visiting other attractions located near the castle. 
  • Enhance your experience with guided tours, providing fascinating insights into the castle's history and hidden treasures.
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10:00 AM to 05:30 PM
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10:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 05:30 PM
Normal Timings:
10:00 AM to 05:30 PM

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