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Alnwick Castle, located in Northumberland, is a fantastic destination for history buffs, architecture enthusiasts, and anyone looking for a quintessential castle experience.

The castle has a rich history dating back to the 11th century, and has been home to the Percy family for 700 years. You can explore the castle's many rooms and towers, including the State Rooms and the impressive Great Hall. The castle also features beautiful gardens, including the famous Poison Garden, which features a collection of deadly plants.

In addition to the castle's historical and architectural significance, you can also participate in a variety of activities and events. The castle offers archery and falconry experiences, as well as regular events such as jousting tournaments and medieval reenactments. The castle is also popular as a filming location and it featured in both Harry Potter and Downton Abbey.

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Open hours today: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • Monday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Thursday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Friday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Saturday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • Sunday

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm

  • July 18, 2024 6:36 am local time

    The information on Monty's Guide website is advisory and some places have restricted access during temporary closures or special event days. Please be sure to check the website of the place you intend to visit before travelling

Additional visitor information

For further details regarding our opening hours and events at the castle, please visit our website.

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