Alnwick Castle - Best Price Tickets

Alnwick Castle - Best Price Tickets

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After a wonderful year of welcoming visitors, Alnwick Castle is now closed until March 29th 2024. As soon as tickets are on sale, you will see our 'Book' button at the top of this page.

A historic day out for the family in Northumberland at Alnwick Castle

With stunning medieval architecture, grand state rooms and impressive private art collection, this castle has been the home of nobility for over 700 years. Now, you can get a taste of medieval life yourself on your visit to Alnwick Castle in Northumberland. 

Perhaps you know Alnwick Castle as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the first two Harry Potter films? But you may also recognise it from other movies and TV shows, including Downton Abbey, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and Transformers: The Last Knight.

It's fair to say that Alnwick Castle is a place where imagination can run wild! 

Take a trip to one of the best days out in Northumberland for history-lovers 

The castle has an Artisans Courtyard, a medieval-themed area where families can dress up in costumes and learn swordplay, make crafts, and take photos on thrones. Battle mystical forces, conquer obstacles, and face a terrifying dragon on a day out in Northumberland where your sense of wonder comes to life. 

The castle's rich history is full of drama, intrigue, and extraordinary people, which makes it a great day out for those with an interest in history and legend. 

With gift shops, cafes, and museums, there's plenty to see and do at Alnwick Castle. And if it all gets too much, visitors can simply relax in some of the most spectacular and picturesque countryside in England at the Castle Gardens, as you absorb 950 years of history and magic.

Alnwick Castle - Admission Ticket

Let your imagination come to life as you explore the medieval wonder of Alnwick Castle

Available to 26 October 2024
Greenwell Road,
Alnwick,
Northumberland,
GB
NE661NQ

How to find us

By car

Alnwick Castle is less than a mile off the A1 and is well signposted. The main castle car park is situated just off Denwick Lane (B1340), and the postcode for the car park is NE66 1YU.

A parking charge of £3 per vehicle applies for the day, and the car park is open from 9am during the castle open season.

Please note only card payments are currently accepted. 

By train

The East Coast mainline from London to Edinburgh stops at Alnmouth Station, which is four miles from Alnwick. A taxi or bus (X18 or X20) can be taken from Alnmouth Station (a journey of approximately 10 minutes).

By bus

There are bus stops and a bus station in the centre of Alnwick. 

The X15, X18 and X20 buses all run from Newcastle, departing from and via the city's Haymarket bus station. It is approximately a five minute walk to the castle from the bus station. 

  • Courtyard Café
  • Stables Fryery
  • Toilets
  • Paid parking

People also ask:

Are dogs allowed in the castle?

  • Dogs are not allowed, except for guide, hearing or registered assistance dogs, including those in training. Please bring the dog’s official identification book with you.

What will happen to my booking if it rains? 

  • There is no rainy day policy at Alnwick Castle. Please be aware that much of Alnwick Castle is outdoors and so when it rains this means that indoor areas will become busy.  
Am I allowed to take photographs at the castle?
  • You are very welcome to take photographs and video of your visit for personal use only within the grounds of the castle. 
  • Please be aware that the use of drones, and photography within the castle State Rooms are not permitted.

Can I smoke or vape at the castle?

  • Alnwick Castle is a no smoking and no vaping zone. Anyone wishing to smoke or vape will need to leave the castle grounds to do so. Please ensure you have your castle ticket to hand to show on re-entry.

Is Alnwick Castle accessible for disabled visitors? 

  • Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the castle and its grounds, disabled access is limited in some areas.

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