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Tickets for Alnwick Castle

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

Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.
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Overview
Opening hours
Today
10:00 - 17:30
Tomorrow
10:00 - 17:30
Friday
10:00 - 17:30
Saturday
10:00 - 17:30
Sunday
10:00 - 17:30
Monday
10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:30
Highlights
  • 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!
Description

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
Cancellation

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

Venue
Address
Alnwick Castle
Alnwick NE66 1NQ, Northumberland
Additional info

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)
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Reviews
May 13, 2018
I had a very good time. I will bring money for archery next time don't forget to visit the unlock station so you can use your ticket again for 12 months
May 11, 2018
Fantastic day and stunning gardens. Well worth a visit.
May 8, 2018
It was simply amazing
May 7, 2018
Great place to visit
May 6, 2018
Beautiful place to visit , with fantastic architecture
May 5, 2018
Very good experience well worth the visit
Apr 25, 2018
The castle was wonderful to see as it is complete, not in ruins. Being able to visit the beautiful rooms inside the castle was fantastic. I also enjoyed the visit to the military museum and old relics museum. Well worth or detour to visit.
Apr 3, 2018
Don’t hesitate to book through tiqets, the Castle is worth more than full price, but why pay when you get great discount. The Castle has something for everyone and adults will love it as much as the kids.

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