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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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See all the exciting things planned for 2015!

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Sumptuous and surprisingly inviting...

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Motley mayhem with this sword-juggling, jesting duo!

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Limited access 13th-18th July 2015

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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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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

Raphael Falconry

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06 Jul - 08 Jul 2015

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

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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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Alnwick Castle 'On Location' Tour

Free with admission

27 Mar - 24 Jul 2015

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

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Medieval crafts and dressing up

Free with admission

27 Mar - 24 Jul 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

27 Mar - 24 Jul 2015

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

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Limited access during filming

13 Jul - 18 Jul 2015

Access to the State Rooms and grounds will be limited due to major filming on these dates.

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Temporary closure

25 Jul 2015

Alnwick Castle will be closed on 25th July for a private event.

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