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Tickets for Alnwick Castle

Visit the real Hogwarts and discover a world of exciting history and wizardry

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  • Get medieval in one of the UK's oldest castles – with history dating back to the Norman age, it's found a new lease of life as a movie star, featuring in the Harry Potter films
  • Explore the awe-inspiring Renaissance-style interiors, including the lavishly decorated library, drawing room, and state dining hall, and see exhibitions on famous residents William de Percy and Harry Hotspur
  • Tour the castle grounds, become a craft-making artisan in Artisans Courtyard, face the resident dragon in Dragon Quest, then learn to ride a broomstick on the castle lawns!

You probably know the majestic Alnwick Castle from a little film called Harry Potter, where it stood in for Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Explore the incredible interiors, take a tour of the grounds, practice medieval crafts, and even battle dragons and fly broomsticks – this is a 1000-year-old castle come to life!

Does Alnwick Castle seem a little... familiar? That's probably because it's starred in countless movies and TV shows, from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone to Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves and, err, Transformers: The Last Knight.

But there's more to this ancient fortress than its movie star status, it's the second largest inhabited castle in the UK, and steeped in almost 1000 years of turbulent history.

Inside, you can explore the lavish Renaissance-style State Rooms (including a stunning private library), and check out exhibitions dedicated to William de Percy and Harry Hotspur.

Up topside, stretch your legs with a tour of the castle grounds, before testing your mettle in Dragon Quest. Then round off the perfect castle day out with a spot of broomstick training on the lawn. Quidditch, anyone?

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What's included
  • Entrance to Alnwick Castle
  • Free maps in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese (can be picked up on arrival)
  • Special activities including Broomstick Training, Historical Grounds Tour and Medieval Crafts & Dressing Up
  • Guide books (available for purchase at the shop in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Russian)
  • Entrance to Alnwick Garden

Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.

Alnwick Castle
Alnwick, NE66 1NQ, Northumberland
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Getting There

  • Train (London-Edinburgh), get off at Alnmouth station and take bus X18 or a taxi (6.5km)
  • Bus from Newcastle or surrounding towns to Bailiffgate (line X15) or Allerburn Lea
  • Ample parking available at the Castle (Alnwick Garden, NE66 1YU)
Oct 26, 2018
Alnwick Castle
Amazing Place
Oct 18, 2018
Alnwick Castle
Very convenient.
Oct 17, 2018
Alnwick Castle
Oct 4, 2018
Alnwick Castle
Sep 19, 2018
Alnwick Castle
Story is about a fantastic historical castle, very little about Harry Potter. Better Harry Potter merchandise in Edinburgh
Sep 12, 2018
Alnwick Castle
Beautiful castle and grounds. All the staff were very enthusiastic about their roles and we enjoyed a movie tour as part of our day. There were many interesting facts and information to see which were presented in different ways to encourage interaction. There is enough activities for a full day especially if the weather is nice.
Our party of 2 adults and 2 students did not partake of the broomstick training etc but watched other parties with much enjoyment. We felt the garden entrance ticket price was too expensive on top of the castle entrance though.
Sep 4, 2018
Alnwick Castle
The scenery is fantastic and there is a variety of different things to look around.
Sep 2, 2018
Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castlemhas something for everyone and is great value for money. We attended on a Wizards day which had plenty of additional activities including a performance without a Dumbledore and Harry Potter. However there was so much more do do, see, enjoy and learn. The free tours are excellent, activities great for kids and visit inside the castle amazing view into life inside the castle in the past and present day. The staff were really helpful and friendly. The food and drinks good quality and reasonably priced. The surroundings are unspoilt and cafe areas lovely. There’s also a well stocked gift shop and garden centre. There is ample parking at £3 per car within a very short walk from the castle and gardens. We couldn’t do everything in the day so very pleased our ticket will let the whole year. Can’t wait to go again.
Sep 1, 2018
Alnwick Castle
Aug 30, 2018
Alnwick Castle
We enjoyed our day on Alnwick Castle. Our kids especially enjoyed the broomstick lesson and the Dragon quest. The staff was helpful.

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