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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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Alnwick Castle reopens on 24th March 2016

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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

Closed for winter

01 Nov 2015 - 24 Mar 2016

Alnwick Castle will reopen for the new season on 24th March 2016.

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Medieval Alchemist

Free with admission

24 Mar - 29 Mar 2016

Meet Doctor John Greene, a celebrated medieval alchemist, for wacky experiments!

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Crafts with the Company of Artisans

Free with admission

24 Mar - 29 Mar 2016

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

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