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, to insightful historical book talks, 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 Medical Historian
at Alnwick Castle

We're thrilled to announce the visit of Dr. Suzie Edge, a renowned medical historian and TikTok sensation, to Alnwick Castle on Saturday, May 25th. She'll be discussing her latest book, "Vital Organs: A History of the World's Most Famous Body Parts."
For those who would relish the chance to connect with a renowned doctor and historian, and hear gripping stories from the past, our book talk with Dr Suzie Edge is an event not to be missed. 

From Van Gogh's ear to Marie Antoinette's teeth, and Queen Victoria's armpit to Marie Curie's bone marrow, "Vital Organs" by Dr Suzie Edge tells the fascinating tales of historically significant body parts. Across history, bodies have been dissected, experimented on, and used for propaganda.

Dr Edge, a "medical doc/historian mashup" with nearly 400,000 TikTok followers, shares these stories. "Vital Organs" is her second book, following "Mortal Monarchs," which explored British history through its monarchs' gruesome deaths.

As attendees gather in the historic Alnwick Castle, Dr Suzie will share insights into the making of her new book, shedding light on the history of the world's most notable limbs, organs, and appendages. This captivating event offers a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the history of the human body. 


Make sure to book your ticket to this event, today!


Company of Artisans

For those looking to immerse themselves into the medieval and Tudor periods, look no further than joining the Company of Artisans at Alnwick Castle as they delve into the life of artisans from hundreds of years ago.

Discover the art of crafting medieval tiles, the secrets of medieval soap-making, and the significance of spinning at the Artisans Courtyard.
Alchemy Jack will join the Company of Artisans, showcasing his enigmatic medicines, peculiar brews, and curious apparatus. Witness captivating experiments and demonstrations like transforming dragon's blood to gold!

So whether you want to learn more about the history that has shaped the Alnwick that we know and love today, or you just want to unlock the secrets of the Philosopher’s Stone, join us at Alnwick Castle for this amazing event.
Activities will be ongoing throughout the day during the summer months. Please check our 'What's On' page for more information on times.

Insightful Book Talks 

We are delighted to announce the author and historian Ian Mortimer, will be visiting Alnwick Castle on 29th August 2024 to talk about two of his new books, "The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England" and "Medieval Horizons: Why the Middle Ages Matter".

Split into two different talks, the afternoon book talk at 4pm will cover "The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England", an entertaining A-Z for all people time travelling to the 14th Century. Following this talk, Ian will be answering any audience questions, and signing copies of Time Traveller's Guide.

Purchase tickets to the Time Traveller's book talk.

In the evening at 7:30pm, the second book talk will commence, covering "Medieval Horizons: Why the Middle Ages Matter".

Medieval Horizons illustrates how people's perspectives and understanding of the world completely changed between 1000 and 1600. Witness the profound transformation from a warrior-dominated society to the era of Shakespeare. 

Following this talk, Ian will be answering any audience questions, and signing copies of Medieval Horizons.

Purchase tickets to the Medieval Horizons book talk.

  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.