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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

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Sumptuous and surprisingly inviting...

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Join our resident wizards for a flying lesson!

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Alnwick Castle stars in Downton Abbey Christmas special

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Test your knightly skills in the darkness of the dragon's lair!

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Motley mayhem with this sword-juggling, jesting duo!

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Tom Jones to perform at Alnwick Castle!

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Must See

Downton Abbey Exhibition

Step behind the scenes of the filming, with costumes, photography, and props from the 2014 Christmas special, which was filmed at Alnwick Castle.

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State Rooms

Step behind the castle's iconic walls to discover sumptuous State Rooms, home to one of the country's finest private art collections.

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Knight's Quest

Join our resident knights and ladies to dress up in medieval finery, try your hand at traditional crafts, swordplay and games!

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The Lost Cellars

Something dark has been uncovered beneath the castle's walls... But beware, this dark adventure is not for the faint of heart.

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Dragon Quest

Test your knightly skills in the darkness of the dragon's lair!

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Coach House Exhibition

Learn the story of the luxurious state coach which once carried the 3rd Duke of Northumberland to the coronation of Charles X.

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Harry Hotspur Exhibition

A fascinating exhibition which delves into the life of Alnwick Castle's most famous son.

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Fusiliers Museum

This museum tells the story of the Northumberland Fusiliers and their unbroken record of service from 1674 to the present day.

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What's On

Harry Potter & the Philosopher Stone Outdoor Cinema Screening

Adult £13.50, Child (3-15) £9.00, Premium £26.00

03 Sep 2015

Luna Cinema are proud to present Harry Potter & the Philosophers Stone (2001, 12A, 143mins)

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Alnwick Castle 'On Location' Tour

Free with admission

26 Jul - 01 Nov 2015

Tour the castle's film locations with an entertaining costumed guide!

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Medieval crafts and dressing up

Free with admission

26 Jul - 01 Nov 2015

Join the resident costumed artisans of Alnwick Castle for a different medieval craft each day.

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Broomstick Training

Free with admission

26 Jul - 01 Nov 2015

Learn how to master your broom with our resident wizard professors!

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Historical Grounds Tour

Free with admission

04 Jul - 01 Nov 2015

Join our knowledgeable guides to hear fascinating stories of the castle's architecture and history.

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Jesting with Zooted

Free with admission

01 Aug - 06 Aug 2015

Join Zooted, the sword-juggling jesting duo, for motley medieval mayhem!

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Potter-Inspired Characters

Free with admission

08 Aug - 12 Aug 2015

Put on your best robe and bring your wand to these magic performances!

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Tom Jones concert

£45, £95 VIP

08 Aug 2015

Tom Jones to perform on Alnwick Castle's pastures this August.

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Crafts with the Company of Artisans

Free with admission

22 Aug - 26 Aug 2015

Try your hand at making medieval crafts with the Company of Artisans.

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Raphael Falconry

Free with admission

22 Aug - 23 Aug 2015

Step into the historical world of medieval falconry in a blend of flying displays and theatre.

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