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My wife and I are delighted to offer you a very warm welcome to Alnwick Castle, which has been my family's home for over 700 years. It is an important part of British heritage; its walls are steeped in history and filled with tales of warfare, romance and chivalry. We very much hope that you enjoy your visit to our special home.

-- Ralph Percy, 12th Duke of Northumberland

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Alnwick Castle is closed 14th - 16th September 2016

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'Richmond Unchained' talk with author Luke G. Williams

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The world's greatest love story comes to Alnwick Castle

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A delicious seasonal three course menu using local produce

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The union of two great families doesn't quite go to plan

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Dare you enter a world of magic, murder, monarchy and intrigue?

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The Luna Cinema returns this summer

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Must See

Capability Brown Exhibition

A new exhibition commemorating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown

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State Rooms

Step behind the castle's iconic walls to discover sumptuous State Rooms, home to one of the country's finest private art collections.

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Broomstick Training

Take off with our resident wizard professors!

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Downton Abbey Exhibition

Step behind the scenes of the filming, with costumes, photography, and props from the 2015 and 2016 Christmas specials, which were filmed at Alnwick Castle.

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Knight's Quest

Join our resident knights and ladies to dress up in medieval finery, try your hand at traditional crafts, swordplay and games!

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The Lost Cellars

Something dark has been uncovered beneath the castle's walls... But beware, this dark adventure is not for the faint of heart.

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Dragon Quest

Test your knightly skills in the darkness of the dragon's lair!

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Coach House Exhibition

Learn the story of the luxurious state coach which once carried the 3rd Duke of Northumberland to the coronation of Charles X.

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Harry Hotspur Exhibition

A fascinating exhibition which delves into the life of Alnwick Castle's most famous son.

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Fusiliers Museum

This museum tells the story of the Northumberland Fusiliers and their unbroken record of service from 1674 to the present day.

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What's On

Medieval Alchemist

Free with admission

30 Jul 2016

Meet Doctor John Greene, a celebrated medieval alchemist, for wacky experiments!

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Potter-Inspired Characters

Free with admission

30 Jul - 01 Aug 2016

Put on your best robe and bring your wand to these magic performances!

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The Lost Cellars performances

Free time-slot ticket required (limited availability)

21 Jun - 13 Sep 2016

Learn what lies beneath the castle walls. Be warned, this dark adventure is not for the fainthearted...

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Jesting with Zooted

Free with admission

30 Jul - 03 Aug 2016

Join Zooted, the sword-juggling jesting duo, for motley medieval mayhem!

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Historical Grounds Tour

Free with admission

24 Mar - 13 Sep 2016

Join our knowledgeable guides to hear fascinating stories of the castle's architecture and history.

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Alnwick Castle 'On Location' Tour

Free with admission

24 Mar - 13 Sep 2016

Tour the castle's film locations with an entertaining costumed guide!

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Broomstick Training

Free with admission

20 Jun - 13 Sep 2016

Learn how to master your broom with our resident wizard professors!

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Have-a-go archery

£3 for 8 arrows (9+ years only)

22 Apr - 13 Sep 2016

Steady your arm and try your hand at one of England's oldest skills.

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'Richmond Unchained' talk and book signing with author Luke G. Williams

Individual Ticket - £7.50 per person paid in advance, £8 on the night.

03 Aug 2016

Talk and book signing with author Luke G. Williams

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Raphael Falconry

Free with admission

05 Aug - 07 Aug 2016

Step into the historical world of medieval falconry in a blend of flying displays and theatre.

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