Built after the Norman conquest, Alnwick Castle is the seat of the Duke of Northumberland. The current duke and his family reside there but occupy only a small portion of the castle. The rest is open to the public throughout the good weather months. A guided tour will illuminate the history inside the castle's walls, where the rooms are decorated in grand Italian style. There's no shortage of rooms to tour, as Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England. The interior of the castle isn't the only attraction--the gardens are also a big draw. These formal, landscaped grounds surround a cascading fountain and, along with the castle, attract over 800,000 visitors a year. Plan to visit Alnwick Castle and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Alnwick attractions using our Alnwick travel itinerary planner.
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Alnwick Castle Reviews
This is a wonderful castle set in stunning parkland, so beautiful. If you are a Harry Potter fan one of the film sets was here and you can go to a 'learn to ride a broomstick' class. There is lots for... more »
This was the furthest north I went on this particular road trip and I was glad I made the trip. The iconic external parts of the castle of course we all know from Harry Potter and Downton and are a si... more »
Nice castle in good repair. Nice to walk around and my daughter loved seeing where the early Harry Potter films were partly filmed. Interesting statues on the ramparts.
Visited here because it was where scenes from Harry Potter was filmed, and my youngest is a huge fan. Castle was amazing to view, and also has amazing views. Well worth a visit.
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