Alnwick Castle, often known as the Windsor of the North, is the country’s second-biggest residential castle and has been home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percys, for almost 700 years.
Alnwick Castle and Gardens
As one of the UK’s most significant heritage locations, Alnwick Castle and Gardens boast one of the greatest days out in Northumberland. Find a range of things to do including stunning mediaeval architecture with exquisite Italianate State Rooms, fascinating museums, as well as a host of tours, talks and trails.
Sample delicious food throughout the castle and choose between three mouth-watering eateries. Enjoy traditional fish & chips at the Stables Fryery, take home a sweet treat from the Armoury Takeaway, or relax with a book as you sit down for lunch at the Courtyard Café. You definitely won’t go hungry at Alnwick Castle!
More fun can be found throughout a plethora of unique wildlife around majestic gardens, inside Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery, Hulne Park, and a triangular shopping area.
Film & TV at Alnwick Castle
Learn about the history of Alnwick Castle and its role as a filming location for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey on a guided tour. Try archery and put your bow skills to the test, or learn to ride a broomstick where Harry Potter first took flight, an incredible UK bucket list attraction for families.
Other blockbuster sightings include Transformers: The Last Knight and Elizabeth and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
Plan a memorable trip to Alnwick with our things to do guide and find a place to stay at this incredible market town…