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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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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

Closed for Winter

30 Oct 2016 - 30 Mar 2017

Alnwick Castle will reopen on 31st March 2017

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Broomstick Training

Free with admission

31 Mar - 29 Oct 2017

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

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Medieval crafts and dressing up

Free with admission

31 Mar - 29 Oct 2017

Join the resident costumed artisans of Alnwick Castle for a different medieval craft each day.

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Alnwick Castle 'On Location' Tour

Free with admission

31 Mar - 29 Oct 2017

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

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State Rooms Tours

Free with admission

31 Mar - 29 Oct 2017

Take a tour of the State Rooms and discover the magnificent art and furniture collections.

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Jesting with Zooted

Free with admission

01 Apr - 02 Apr 2017

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

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Fools Weekend

Free with admission

01 Apr - 02 Apr 2017

Join us for a weekend of laughs as Alnwick Castle opens for another season

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Peterkin the Jester

Free with admission

08 Apr - 10 Apr 2017

Meet the traditional English Fool who 'hath not so much brains as earwax' - high jinks all round!

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Crafts with the Company of Artisans

Free with admission

08 Apr - 13 Apr 2017

Try your hand at making medieval crafts with the Company of Artisans.

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Dragon Quest

Free with admission

08 Apr - 29 Oct 2017

NEW FOR 2017! Brave the darkness of the dragon's lair before coming face-to-face with the fearsome beast.

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