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Alnwick Castle

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Address: Alnwick Castle | Greenwell Lane, Alnwick NE66 1NQ, England
Phone Number:
+44 1665 11100
10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Alnwick Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in England. Home to...

Alnwick Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in England. Home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, for over 700 years, it has witnessed drama, intrigue, tragedy and romance. From stunning art collections and sumptuous State Rooms to medieval crafts and Potter-inspired magic, a visit to Alnwick Castle fires the imagination.

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I have visited the castle last year It is a great place for the young and old.Popular with tourists .Keeps the children happy.In recent years the owners of castles have opened... read more

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have visited the castle last year It is a great place for the young and old.Popular with tourists .Keeps the children happy.In recent years the owners of castles have opened them up.This is a money matter.Many years ago the castle owners would not have let the public near them and would have had them prosecuted if they strayed near... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Came hear last summer and had an AMAZING time! The castle is much more like a stately home than I imagined and the library was awe inspiring. The amount of Harry Potter memorabilia in the shop is fantastic!! My son loved the archery (see the photo) We will be back

Thank Mary C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a wonderful day last year with the kids. The location is great, the castle and the surrounding area beautiful and the kids had a lot to see and do. We found the staff to be quite attentive, informative and generally helpful. We would love to go back again and hopefully for a long weekend - as there are... More 

Thank Andy2012Birmingham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

like history you will love it here its not the cheapest place to visit but well worth it especially if you get a joint ticket for alnwick gardens plenty to see for all kinds of interest gardening, history and art plenty to do for the kids a really enjoyable day out for all ages

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

absolutely stunning . fantastic staff all were lovely with the kids the garden is massively overpriced but would recommend

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love Alnwick Castle and took the opportunity to attend their Burns Night in the Sanctuary Restaurant. We arrived and were greeted by our host and shown to our table. it was an intimate evening as the restaurant is not very big but all tables bar one were taken. The food was superb, not too much for each of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We drove from Edinburgh to Alnwick Castle only to find it closes during winter, after all, the Duke and Duchess can't give you a 'warm welcome' in winter. But the view from outside is majestic, such that we can take 'awards winning' photos with just our android phones. No wonder Harry Ron and Hermione were all excited to return to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful, so much to see and do, a must for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey fans! Great displays and lots of history. A full day out!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Our time was limited so we had to choose: Castle or Gardens. We chose the former and were delighted with what we found to explore. This castle is still inhabited by the current Duke of Northumberland and his family and we were told it is not unusual to see family members during a tour. We toured rooms the family obviously... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

I visited this magnificent castle last august and it was a superb experience. Great atmosphere, all the needed facilities from food to gift shops. Ideally, place for kids since they have the chance to be taught... magic tricks from Harry Potter's assistants...You can spend the whole day there. Not to be missed!!

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