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 2015?
Alnwick Castle is open 27th March - 27th October 2015 (closed 25th July for a private event)
|Grounds and museums
||10.00am-5.30pm; last entry 4.15pm
||10.30am-4.30pm (Chapel closes at 3.00pm); last entry 4.00pm
|Knight's Quest and Dragon Quest
|Eat & Drink
||Seasonal opening times vary
|Castle Gift Shop
||Daily opening times vary
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 & 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 5% on tickets by buying them 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)