Alnwick Castle





Alnwick Castle is a landmark in Northumberland of England, which is the second largest inhabited castle in the United Kingdom. Yves de Vescy, Baron of Alnwick, erected the first parts of the castle in about 1096. It was built to prevent attacks from the Scottish. The castle was used as a filming location for Hogwarts School in the “Harry Potter” movies. There are many interesting activities provided to visitors in the castle including broomstick training and historical grounds tour etc.
FacilitiesShops, Restaurants, Toilets, Car Parks etc.
AttractionsAlnwick Garden
Activities[Outing], [Historical Relic Sightseeing], [Flowers Viewing]
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Other Locations
  • For drivers: Use the castle’s main car park at Denwick Lane (B1340), and the postcode for the car park is NE66 1YU.
  • From Newcastle upon Tyne: Take the LNER (“London North Eastern Railway”) train from Newcastle and get off at Morpeth Station, take bus route no. X15 and get off at Playhouse, then walk for 10 minutes to the castle.
  • From Edinburgh: Take the Cross Counrty train from Edinburgh Waverley and get off at Berwick-upon-Tweed, take bus route no. X15 and get off at Bailiffgate, then walk 5 minutes to the castle.


The castle is open to the public from April to October every year. The daily opening hours are from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm (last admission time is 3:45 pm). Please refer to the Official Website for details.

It is recommended to pre-book the tickets to the castle. The ticket price is £19.50 for adults, £10.25 for children aged 5 to 16 years old, and £15.75 for seniors over 60 years old. Please refer to the Official Website for details.