Alnwick Castle Admission Ticket

Activity code: ALNC

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  • Discover the second largest inhabited castles in England
  • Explore State Rooms that hold one of the finest private art collections in the country
  • Take a tour of Harry Potter filming locations or a Broomstick Training lesson
  • Adults and children can partake in a range of activities in the Atrisans Courtyard, a vibrant medieval themed area
  • Visitors can expect a range of special performances hosted at the castle throughout the season


The magnificent Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England. It has been the home of the Duke of Northumberland’s family for over 700 years. It is one of the UK’s most significant heritage destinations combining impressive medieval architecture with spectacular Italianate State Rooms.

The castle state rooms are home to one of the finest private art collections in the country, with paintings by Canaletto, Van Dyck, Turner, and Dobson to name a few. Visitors will also discover impressive services of Meissen, Chelsea, and Paris porcelain displayed in the China Gallery.

Many fans of the Harry Potter Film series will recognise Alnwick Castle as it famously featured as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the first two films. Visitor can recreate some of the magic and follow in Harry’s footsteps with a tour of the filming locations, such as The Outer Bailey where Harry first learned to fly and was taught the rules of Quidditch.

The castle’s rich history is brimming with drama, intrigue, and extraordinary people. It has served as a military outpost, a teaching college, a refuge for evacuees, a film set, and not least as a family home. Resident knights, ladies and artisans, together with a host of entertaining performers help bring the castle’s history to life throughout the season.
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Additional Information

What's Included in the tour

  • Entry into the castle grounds
  • Entry to the State Rooms
  • Entry into Artisans Courtyard
  • Access to grounds guided tours
  • Maps and guides available in a range of languages

What's Excluded in the tour

  • Entry into The Alnwick Garden
  • Food and drink

Please note:
  • 'Have a go at Archery' is available to all visitors at a small extra charge.
  • Literature and maps are available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Chinese.