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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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Motley mayhem with this sword-juggling, jesting duo!

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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

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!

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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

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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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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Crafts with the Company of Artisans

Free with admission

27 Mar - 29 Mar 2015

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

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Jesting with Zooted

Free with admission

27 Mar - 01 Apr 2015

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

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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 alchemist

Free with admission

28 Mar - 29 Mar 2015

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

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State Rooms Tours

Free with admission

27 Mar - 30 Jun 2015

Take a tour of the State Rooms and discover the magnificent art and furniture collections.

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Trouvère Minstrels

Free with admission

03 Apr - 06 Apr 2015

Experience the courtly entertainment of medieval music-making with these travelling minstrels.

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Fighting Knights / Knight's School

Free with admission

03 Apr - 06 Apr 2015

Fighting knights bring their knight's school to Alnwick Castle's visitors!

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Peterkin the Jester

Free with admission

07 Apr - 09 Apr 2015

Meet the traditional English Fool who 'hath not so much brains as earwax' - havoc and high jinks all round!

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