This summer, Alnwick Castle invites you to discover the history and magic of the castle at one of our brilliant events, from the mysteries of the medieval world, the history of a local and innovative fighting force, to magical movies under the stars, there's something for everyone.


Whether you're passionate about history, literature, or simply looking for enchanting experiences, Alnwick Castle's summer events promise to leave a lasting impression. Mark your calendars and embark on an adventure like no other at one of England's most iconic castles. 


What’s On at Alnwick Castle


This summer, Alnwick Castle is set to play host to some incredible events that promise to enchant and captivate visitors of all ages, from things to do in Northumberland for families to days out for adults.


Acclaimed Historian
at Alnwick Castle


For those who would relish the chance to connect with a renowned historian and hear gripping stories from the past, our book talk with Tracy Borman is an event not to be missed. 


Tracy Borman, a respected historian and author of several best-selling historical works, will be joining us at Alnwick Castle to discuss her latest masterpiece. Her passion for history and meticulous research bring to life the untold stories of Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I: The Mother and Daughter Who Changed History.


As attendees gather in the historic Alnwick Castle, Tracy will share insights into the making of her new book, shedding light on the real life events and characters that have shaped our world. This captivating event offers a unique opportunity to delve deeper into history, unearthing forgotten tales of love, betrayal, and bravery. Prepare to be spellbound as the past comes alive in the very heart of Alnwick Castle.


Make sure to secure your ticket to this event, which also includes the new Tracy Borman book.


Learn About Local History


Alnwick Castle is proudly hosting the highly anticipated book launch of "To The Call of Bugles," written by esteemed local historian Bill Openshaw. This captivating book sheds light on the historical significance of the Percy Tenantry Volunteers, a group of 1,500 amateur soldiers raised, trained, and equipped by Hugh Percy, 2nd Duke of Northumberland, during Britain's conflict with Napoleonic France in 1798. 


Alnwick Castle opens its gates for you to join us at the book launch of “To The Call of the Bugles”, giving you the opportunity to discover the fascinating history of this elite and innovative fighting force. 


An event that is not to be missed, as the fully compiled history of this extraordinary group is shared for the first time. So whether you want to learn more about the history that has shaped the Alnwick that we know and love today, or are fans of North East and military history, this event is for you. 


For more information and to book your tickets, take a look at our What’s On page. 


Cinema Under The Stars 


Add to your summer memories, as Alnwick Castle presents the magical experience of Cinema Under the Stars in partnership with The Luna Cinema. 


Within the historic castle grounds, under a starlit sky, cinema enthusiasts will gather to watch classic films that have stood the test of time. 


The Luna Cinema is renowned for its outdoor movie screenings, whilst Alnwick Castle is an iconic filming location for television and film series, so this summer’s line up of films at Alnwick Castle will undoubtedly be an unforgettable cinematic experience.


From cinema’s masterpiece Top Gun: Maverick, to magical, modern blockbusters of the Harry Potter  film series, our selection promises to cater to all tastes. Picture yourself seated under the open sky, with the majestic castle as the backdrop, and one of our famous films to keep you entertained. You may even spot the familiar surroundings of Alnwick Castle in one of the films in our line up!


Whether you're looking for unusual things to do in Northumberland, a memorable evening with family and friends or you're a super film fan, Cinema Under the Stars is just the ticket for you. 


Buy your tickets and grab your popcorn, for lights, camera, action! 

  Book Tickets to Alnwick Castle


Don't miss the chance to be part of the magic that unfolds at Alnwick Castle this summer, one of the best days out in Northumberland. Tickets are limited, so be sure to book your spot in advance of your visit to the castle. Embrace the charm of the past, the excitement of the present, and the promise of a summer to remember. See you there!


Please note: All event details are subject to change and are weather permitting. Please check Alnwick Castle's What’s On guide for the most up-to-date information and ticket availability.