Welcome to one of Britain's most iconic castles
My wife and I are delighted to offer you a very warm welcome to Alnwick Castle, which has been my family's home for over 700 years. It is an important part of British heritage; its walls are steeped in history and filled with tales of warfare, romance and chivalry. We very much hope that you enjoy your visit to our special home.-- Ralph Percy, 12th Duke of Northumberland
Embark upon magical family adventures this October half term!
National Poetry Day
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Alnwick Castle 2014 television advert
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Downton Abbey came to Alnwick Castle
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World War One commemorated
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Clash of knights at Alnwick Castle
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Some beautiful photos of Francesca and Mark's wedding at the castle this Septemb...
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ALNWICK CASTLE WEDDING FAIR
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The Inner Bailey looking beautiful in the morning sun :)
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Step behind the castle's iconic walls to discover sumptuous State Rooms, home to one of the country's finest private art collections.
Join our resident knights and ladies to dress up in medieval finery, try your hand at traditional crafts, swordplay and games!
'A jovial heap of contradictions' collected by the 1st Duchess of Northumberland, including Elizabeth I's gloves and Oliver Cromwell's night cap.
Something dark has been uncovered beneath the castle's walls... But beware, this dark adventure is not for the faint of heart.
Discover a magnificent collection of art and furniture, featuring pieces by Canaletto, Titian and Van Dyck.
Put your new-found knightly skills to the test in the darkness of the dragon's lair, before coming face-to-face with Northumberland's most fearsome dragon!
Learn the story of the luxurious state coach which once carried the 3rd Duke of Northumberland to the coronation of Charles X.
A fascinating exhibition which delves into the life of Alnwick Castle's most famous son.
Founded by the 4th Duke in 1826, the Castle Museum was intended to promote the study of the archaeology of the North.
This museum tells the story of the Northumberland Fusiliers and their unbroken record of service from 1674 to the present day.
Discover the stories of the Percy Tenantry Volunteers, using personal histories of those involved.
An interesting discovery connected to the Battle of Flodden has been discovered in the castle's archives. Visit our exhibition to find out more...
25 Oct - 27 Oct 2014
Join Zooted, the sword-juggling jesting duo, for motley medieval mayhem!
24 Oct - 29 Oct 2014
Learn how to master your broom with our resident wizard professors!
Tour the castle's film locations with an entertaining costumed guide!
Join the resident costumed artisans of Alnwick Castle for a different medieval craft each day.
Join our knowledgeable guides to hear fascinating stories of the castle's architecture and history.
Take a tour of the State Rooms and discover the magnificent art and furniture collections.
Brave the darkness of the dragon's lair before coming face-to-face with the fearsome beast.
24 Oct - 28 Oct 2014
Learn what lies beneath the castle walls. Be warned, this dark adventure is not for the fainthearted...
28 Oct - 29 Oct 2014
Meet Doctor John Greene, a celebrated medieval alchemist, for wacky experiments!
Try your hand at making medieval crafts with the Company of Artisans.
Meet the Goblin Queen and her enormous, smoke-breathing, roaring dragon!