Alnwick Castle

It's time to rediscover NewcastleGateshead! Indoor dining is back on the menu. Cinemas and indoor entertainment venues are now open. Indoor attractions are ready to welcome you back. We are doing our best to keep our website updated but we still recommend you check individual business websites directly before you visit. Thank you and visit safely.

Telephone: 01665 511100


We're 'Good to Go'

The measures we have put in place:

  • In accordance with Government COVID 19 guidance, Alnwick Castle will be taking contact details from all visitors to the Castle at the time of booking.
  • Hand sanitiser readily available throughout.

How you can help when visiting us:

  • Tickets are only available online.
  • Do not visit if you are showing symptoms of Covid-19.
  • Social distancing measures will be in place across the Castle site and we ask that you please keep 2 metres apart from other groups where possible.
  • Bring face masks, these will be needed to enjoy some of the areas in and around the castle.
  • Visitors must follow current lockdown restrictions around social distancing.
  • Tickets to enjoy the grounds at Alnwick Castle must be pre-booked online and visitor numbers will be limited.
  • Please do not travel to Alnwick Castle if you have not pre-booked your visit.
  • Outdoor activities at Alnwick Castle will start from at least 12 April
  • Read Alnwick Castle's full covid-19 statement here before you book your ticket.

Alnwick Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in England. Built as a medieval fortress and owned by the Percy family for over 700 years, Alnwick Castle is now home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland and an award-winning visitor attraction in Northumberland.

Not only a spectacular historical castle set in the stunning Northumberland countryside, Alnwick Castle is also famous for being one of the filming locations for the blockbuster film series Harry Potter and television favourite, Downton Abbey. Alnwick Castle is a great day out for all the family and, unsurprisingly, a lot like stepping into a film set!

With daily tours and activities, in addition to special performances and the Castles famous Broomstick Training lessons, there is always something exciting to see and do at Alnwick Castle. Whether dressing up in medieval costume, practising archery or admiring the art of the State Rooms, Alnwick Castle provides a memorable experience for every member of the family.

How to get to Alnwick Castle using public transport

Alnwick Castle is approximately 33 miles north of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Arriva Buses X15 and X18 go from Newcastle Haymarket Bus Station to Alnwick via Morpeth on A1. The journey takes around 1 hour 20 minutes, depending on traffic, and arrives at Alnwick Bus Station. The entrance to Alnwick Castle is a short, five-minute walk from the bus station via Fenkle Street. Alnwick Garden is to the east of the Castle, a five-minute walk from the bus station. There is a tourist information centre in Alnwick Town Centre between the Castle and Garden if you need a map or directions. Alnmouth is the nearest railway station, four miles east of Alnwick. It is on the East Coast Main Line and some services running between Edinburgh, Newcastle and London stop here. Arriva bus X18 connects Alnmouth Railway Station to Alnwick in one direction and the North Northumberland Coast in another.

Alnwick Castle is closed each winter and reopens in late March each year to welcome visitors from all over the world.

Useful Information

Opening Hours

Castle Grounds 10:00 - 17:30 (last entry 14:30)

Artisan's Courtyard 10:00 - 16:30 (last entry 16:00)

State Rooms 10:30 - 16:30 (last entry 16:00)

Museum Towers 10:00 - 17:30 (last entry 16:30)

Fusiliers Museum 11:00 - 16:45

Courtyard Gift Shop 10:00 - 17:00

Diana Gift Shop 11:00 - 16:00

Stables Fryery 11:00 - 15:30 (Saturday to Sunday)

The Armoury 10:00 - 16:30

Telephone: 01665 511100



Events at Alnwick Castle

Romeo and Juliet at Alnwick Castle

3 Jul 2021 to 3 Jul 2021


The Merry Wives of Windsor at Alnwick...

4 Jul 2021 to 4 Jul 2021


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The Alnwick Garden

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