Alnwick Castle

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Alnwick Castle is England’s second largest inhabited castle – only Windsor Castle is larger. This well-preserved castle has been home to the Dukes of Northumberland for almost 700 years and was used as a location for television shows like Downton Abbey as well as several films including Elizabeth and the Harry Potter films. The castle features paintings by Canaletto, Titian and Van Dyck and there is a Regimental Museum in the Abbot’s Tower.

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Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1NQ
Telephone (01665) 511 100
Admission £14.75 (£14 when purchased online 24 hours in advance)
    Open 27 Mar–1 Nov 10am–5pm daily

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  • Paul, 07 Sep 2017

    Beautiful historic castle well worth seeing.

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  • Grivy, 23 Aug 2017

    Kastil ini membuka behind-the-scene tours dan menyediakan kostum ala Harry Potter dan pelajaran menggunakan sapu terbang!

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  • Christopher, 29 Apr 2017

    The castle is great for all the family! Try out the creepy dungeon

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  • Estefanía, 03 Apr 2016

    Difficult to find and get by public transport. No need to buy the extra garden ticket, waste of money.

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  • Carl, 23 Nov 2015

    visit the tree house. scenes from harry potter and blackadder I were filmed here.

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  • Anastasia, 11 Oct 2015

    Definitely worth stopping by, even in bad weather. Scenic views, and great atmosphere. Don't miss the gardens and the treehouse.

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  • John, 13 Jul 2015

    The gardens are very good, if a little pricey, especially if you have kids in tow. Be sure to check out the dangerous plants tour.

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  • Matthew, 16 Jan 2015

    Really interesting place with loads to do. Great staff and catering, and Harry Potter was filmed here 😲

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  • Chris, 24 Aug 2014

    While the castle has some great history, and has the Harry Potter film legacy, it's the gardens you really want to see!

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  • Leonardo, 01 Aug 2014

    Castelo onde foram filmados takes de Harry Potter

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  • John Paul, 05 May 2014

    Not sure if they still charge for parking but all parking free in Alnwick town from April 2014 and it's much closer

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  • Lee, 30 Mar 2014

    Great day out especially with children.

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  • Filmsquare, 05 Aug 2013

    Harry and Ron crash land the Ford Anglia into the Whomping Willow and barely escape on the grounds of Alnwick Castle in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002).

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  • Melike, 05 Aug 2013

    Muhteşem bir manzara

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  • Filmsquare, 04 Aug 2013

    The outer bailey of Alnwick Castle was used in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001) to film Madame Hooch’s flying lesson scene, where Harry's skills are spotted by Professor McGonagall

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  • delete, 19 Jul 2013

    Film - HP1 - Flying Lessons scene

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  • Graeme, 15 Jun 2013

    We ended going back the next day cos, with the gardens too, there was too much to get done in one day!

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  • Cody, 23 Sep 2012

    It's an amazing historical structure that I've been incredibly fortunate enough to call home on and off since 2007. There are so many hidden passageways!

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  • Kerstin, 07 Aug 2012

    Stunning place - activities on for kids...great place to visit!

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  • Warren, 07 May 2012

    Coffee shop only has two tables inside. Take your own lunch if a family.

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  • Sarah, 04 Apr 2012

    Bring a picnic or lots of cash :-) x

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  • Amanda J, 13 Nov 2011

    Harry Potter fans! this is Hogwarts ;))

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  • Audrey, 16 Aug 2011

    Knights Quest is great fun!

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  • USA TODAY, 06 Dec 2010

    You may recall Alnwick Castle as the spot where Harry took his first ride on a broomstick. In real life, it has been the home of the Percys, earls and dukes of Northumberland, since the 1300s.

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