A day out in the countryside wouldn’t be complete without taking the perfect scenery photo to pop on Instagram. 


Northumberland boasts spectacular rural views, with some of the most unusual attractions, oldest and most dramatic castles, and best family days out in the North East. 


So why not grab the camera or your smart phone and spend some quality time with family and friends, and take some of the most memorable and instagrammable pictures right here at Alnwick Castle. 


Discover some of the best Instagram spots within the castle walls and grounds of Alnwick Castle, making sure you can take a piece of Alnwick Castle home with you. 


Arrive in style through our Lion Tower


On your arrival to Alnwick Castle we recommend getting started with your visit by taking a picture of you, your friends or family in front of the impressive Lion Arch. Whether you take a timed picture of you all together or you prefer a perfectly posed selfie, the Lion Arch is the perfect backdrop to any photo, which is why it was chosen as a filming location for the recent Dungeons and Dragons film starring renowned actor Chris Pine - snap up the opportunity of this photo worthy location before you even step foot inside Alnwick Castle!  


Get the magic broomstick pic


Take a piece of the magic of Alnwick Castle home with you by getting the perfect picture of you on a broomstick in our Outer Bailey.


Undertake our famous Alnwick Castle broomstick training and master the basics of a broomstick in the very spot that Harry Potter in the Philosopher’s Stone learnt to fly. 


Amaze your friends and followers on Instagram with photos of your newly learnt take off skills!


Get the lights, camera, action shot in our grounds


Alnwick Castle has played an important role in the history of Northumberland, as well as playing an iconic on screen role  in many different television shows and film productions. As you explore the castle, you can step in the footsteps of famous film and television stars, and imagine you are one of your favourite characters as you take snaps throughout your visit. From Lady Mary Crawley from Downton Abbey, to Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, as well as Cade Yeager, played by Mark Whalberg in Transformers The Last Knight, there are so many characters and filming locations around the castle for you to choose from. If you ask us, there is no better backdrop for the most Instagram worthy photos. 


The iconic castle image 


A visit to Alnwick Castle wouldn’t be complete without taking a scenic picture of the surrounding grounds and the dramatic medieval circular stone structure of Alnwick Castle’s keep


For the perfect Instagram pictures, we recommend downloading our visitor map to help guide you around the castle. As you explore you will be able to take some iconic shots of the castle from the Lion Bridge, fairytale worthy photos in our historic Artisan's Courtyard, as well as the perfect posed pictures on our Ramparts Walk. 


Book your visit to Alnwick Castle


Book your ticket online, grab your smartphone or camera, and head to Alnwick Castle where you can explore the magic for yourself. 


Posting your pictures to Instagram following your visit? Make sure to tag @alnwickcastleofficial in your posts and stories using the hashtag #alnwickcastle