- Accessible loos
- Accessible parking
- Cafe / restaurant
- Charged parking
- Easily accessible without car
- Facilities for children
- Good journey mark
- Parkland / open spaces
- Picnic area
The origins of Alnwick Castle date back to the Norman period. Since 1309 its story has been intertwined with that of the Percy family, a family with a history as illustrious as the Castle’s own.
The exterior medieval castle is one of the finest in Britain – it was restored by Anthony Salvin in the mid-19th century. The interior includes lavish state rooms filled with excellent collection of Italian old masters and sculpture. The Castle is set in a wonderful park landscaped by Capability Brown.
The second largest inhabited castle in the UK, Alnwick has served as a military outpost, a teaching college, a refuge for evacuees, a film set, and not least as a family home. Delve deeper into this extraordinary history and travel through the centuries of this living, evolving castle.
Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.
Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Garden are run separately. The castle is free to visit as a Historic Houses member, while the gardens cost £17.60 per adult, which you can purchase in advance on their website here.
Alnwick Castle is open daily from 31 March.
Castle Grounds – 10:00am – 5:30pm (last admission at 3:45pm)
Artisan’s Courtyard – 10:00am – 5:00pm (last entry at 4:30pm)
State Rooms – 10:30am – 4:30pm (last entry at 4pm)
Museum Towers – 10:00am – 5:30pm (last entry at 4:30pm)
Fusiliers Museum – 11:00am – 5:00pm (last entry at 4:30pm)
Courtyard Gift Shop – 10:00am – 5:00pm
Diana Gift Shop – 11:00am – 4:00pm
Courtyard Cafe – 10:00am – 4:00pm
Stables Fryery – 11:00am – 3:00pm
The Armoury – 10:00am – 5:00pm
Adults – £19.50
Concession – £15.75
Children (5 to 16 years) – £10.25
Under 4’s – free
Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) – £53
Historic Houses members are entitled to free admission. There is no need to pre-book, please bring your valid membership card to show at the gate on arrival. If members would prefer to prebook, they can call our admin office on 01665 511 100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Combining magnificent medieval architecture with spectacular Italianate State Rooms, Alnwick Castle is one of the UK’s most significant heritage destinations. Alnwick Castle is an ideal destination for group visits.
To book a visit, or for any further information, please contact our group bookings team:
01665 511 184
We have produced a menu of workshops designed to appeal to a range of age groups and Key Stages, ensuring that Early Years and Reception classes, as well as older years, enjoy equally accessible workshops.
The sessions are led by our costumed characters who take on the personas of wizards, knights, poor peasants, hapless medieval alchemists, chroniclers, and spies.
Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NQ
Alnwick Castle is less than a mile off the A1 and is well signposted. The main castle car park is just off Denwick Lane (B1340).
The East Coast mainline from London to Edinburgh stops at Alnmouth station, which is four miles from Alnwick. A taxi or bus (X18) can be taken from Alnmouth station (a journey of approximately 10 minutes).
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