What's on

Battleaxe to Broomsticks Tour

01 Aug - 03 Aug 2014

Tour the castle's film locations as our costumed guides regale you with tales of the castle's starring film roles.

Medieval crafts and dressing up

29 Jul - 29 Oct 2014

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

Goblin Queen and Dragon

28 Oct - 29 Oct 2014

Meet the Goblin Queen and her enormous, smoke-breathing, roaring dragon!

Historical Grounds Tour

01 Aug - 03 Aug 2014

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

Broomstick Training

29 Jul - 29 Oct 2014

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

ABBA Mia Christmas party night

21 Dec 2014

Enjoy entertainment from this ABBA tribute band and unwind for the festive season!

The Lost Cellars performances

09 Aug - 29 Oct 2014

Learn what lies beneath the castle walls. Be warned, this dark adventure is not for the fainthearted...

State Rooms tours

01 Aug - 03 Aug 2014

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

FAQs

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Is Alnwick Castle accessible for disabled visitors?

Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the castle and its grounds, disabled access is limited in some areas (please click here for our full accessibility guide).

We also offer free admission for a carer per disabled visitor who purchases a concession ticket - please ask at Admissions on the date of your visit.

What are the age ranges for tickets?

Adult: 17-59 years

Child: 5-16 years (under 5s go free)

Concession: students and those aged 60+ years (valid ID for both is required)

Is there somewhere that I can store my luggage when I visit the castle?

Yes! 

We now have a luggage storage facility available for visitors to the castle, please visit Castle Admissions on arrival to arrange storage. Please note that this service is limited and is therefore restricted to suitcases/luggage only and can not be used to store pushchairs or picnics.

Be advised that luggage is left at your own risk in a secured area and must be collected by 4.00pm on the date of your visit.

Is the castle a National Trust property?

Alnwick Castle is not part of the National Trust, so standard admission prices apply. Please click here for more details.

Is Alnwick Castle accessible for disabled visitors?

Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the castle and its grounds, disabled access is limited in some areas (please click here for our full accessibility guide).

We also offer free admission for a carer per disabled visitor who purchases a concession ticket - please ask at Admissions on the date of your visit.

Is there somewhere that I can store my luggage when I visit the castle?

Yes! 

We now have a luggage storage facility available for visitors to the castle, please visit Castle Admissions on arrival to arrange storage. Please note that this service is limited and is therefore restricted to suitcases/luggage only and can not be used to store pushchairs or picnics.

Be advised that luggage is left at your own risk in a secured area and must be collected by 4.00pm on the date of your visit.

Are dogs allowed in the castle and its grounds?

Unfortunately only guide dogs are permitted in the castle and grounds.

However, there are many beautiful dog-friendly walks in and around Alnwick - including in the pastures behind the castle.

When will the castle be open in 2014?

Alnwick Castle is currently closed for the winter. 2014 opening times are as follows:

28th March - 29th October 2014
Daily, 10.00am-5.30pm (last admission 4.15pm)

State Rooms are open 28th March - 27th October 2014
Daily, 11.00am-5.00pm (last admission 4.30pm, Chapel closes at 3.00pm)

Very occasionally the castle may have to close early due to unforeseen circumstances. In the instance of such a closure, the amended opening times would be published on the Opening Times and Tickets and Prices pages.

If I buy a ticket to the castle can I also visit The Alnwick Garden?

As Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Garden are separate attractions (rather than a ‘castle and grounds’ arrangement similar to other stately homes – the castle does have its own grounds which are distinct from The Alnwick Garden), this is reflected in the ticketing.

There are a number of ticket options available:

  • Castle-only
  • Garden-only
  • Castle and garden

Tickets to Alnwick Castle can be validated for 12 months (at no extra cost) in Admissions on the date of your visit, but tickets to The Alnwick Garden are valid for the day only.

Save 10% on castle-only tickets and 5% on garden-only and joint tickets by booking online here.

What are the age ranges for tickets?

Adult: 17-59 years

Child: 5-16 years (under 5s go free)

Concession: students and those aged 60+ years (valid ID for both is required)

What is your photography policy?

Photography of the exterior of the castle and grounds is permitted for non-commercial and personal use. Unfortunately, photography is not permitted in the State Rooms without prior arrangement. 

Alnwick Castle makes a magnificent venue for commercial photoshoots - please email press@alnwickcastle.com if you are interested in using the castle as a location.