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.
Tours to Alnwick Castle
Viking Coast and Alnwick Castle Small Group Day Tour from Edinburgh BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $52
Duration: 9 hours
Holy Island, Alnwick Castle & The Kingdom of Northumbria from Edinburgh BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $61
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
Alnwick Castle reviews
You will need to know that the £8 for the castle and grounds is not good value. You can’t go in the castle and there is not a lot to see n the grounds. The cost of going into the royal apartments is..... more »
Alnwick castle needs to be much clearer about pricing. We paid entry but this is only for the grounds. Of course the castle is spectacular but there is very little information about the history and... more »
Looked absolutely stunning from the outside and the town was nice to wander around but the castle didn't let dogs in. Not just the castle (which is fairly standard) but also the grounds which is a great shame. It also looked fairly pricey to get into but that's pretty standard with any national trust place.
Well worth a visit, lots to see and do. Has days with exhibitions on, we say one about Harry Potter's life. Good day had by all, worth visiting whilst it's dry though.
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