Overview

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.


Opening
Opening

2020

Opening times :

10am to 5pm 7 days a week, timeslots running every 10 minutes form 10am to 3pm

Admission:

Adult - £6

Children aged 16 and under – free

Find Us
Find us

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).

Parking

Car park on site

  • £3 per day

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
Group Visits
Group Visits

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

groups@alnwickcastle.com

Find out more on their website.

Please check the website for further information, admission times and details for our special events

Visit website

Opening
Opening

2020

Opening times :

10am to 5pm 7 days a week, timeslots running every 10 minutes form 10am to 3pm

Admission:

Adult - £6

Children aged 16 and under – free

Find Us
Find us

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).

Parking

Car park on site

  • £3 per day

Accessibility
Accessibility
  • Access statement available
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
Group Visits
Group Visits

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

groups@alnwickcastle.com

Find out more on their website.

Other opening


School Visits

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.

Find out more on our website.


Things to See