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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
Monday
10:00 - 17:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:30
Thursday
10:00 - 17:30
Friday
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)
Reviews
Jul 11, 2018
Was a lovely place to visit, I was in awe about everything and was surprised to find a little museum on site, over all it was a lovely experience and look forward to going again later this year :)
Jul 5, 2018
Amazing views, historic objects / rooms
Jun 22, 2018
Everything about Alnwick Castle was amazing. We had no idea how much there actually is to do. We wish we had had more time. The Harry Potter Broomstick flying lessons were amazing, so funny. I think us middle age ladies had more fun than the children. The “two Professors” were fantastic, so funny.
Jun 21, 2018
Difficult to find the road towards the location of the castle and where to park.
Jun 17, 2018
Fun day
Jun 6, 2018
Lovely castle and beautiful gardens. Friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Jun 5, 2018
Castle Staterooms are exceptional - guides very knowledgeable and welcoming, location beautiful; Harry Potter and Downton links surprising - talks and demonstrations available, which we unfortunately missed so plan your time. Would not have missed this place - Gardens are even better, something for all the family
Jun 4, 2018
The castle and grounds are a great day out for anybody. Well worth the visit
Jun 2, 2018
The castle is magnificent and many activities for younger children
Jun 2, 2018
Thoroughly enjoyable day at Alnwick Castle, with beautiful weather too.

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