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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in using the castle as a location.
When will the castle be open in 2013?
Alnwick Castle's opening times for 2013 are:
29 March - 30 October
(State Rooms close on 28 October)
Open daily, 10.00am-6.00pm (last admission 4.15pm)
State Rooms are open 11.00am-5.00pm daily (last admission 4.30pm. Chapel closes at 3.00pm)
Please note that Alnwick Castle will be temporarily closed from 19-25 June inclusive.
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.
Do you offer a discount for carers?
Yes we do - we offer free admission for a carer per disabled visitor who purchases a concession ticket. Please ask at Admissions on the date of your visit.