This event is now fully booked for this evening.

Returning for a third year, Alnwick Castle is allowing a limited number of brave visitors within its walls, with the help of a guide, to hear tales of its history after hours.


Was that a dim figure flitting in the darkness or just a shadow of the imagination?  Did you feel a soft stroke on your face, or was it a cobweb? Feel and hear the anguish of the restless souls who lived within the walls of Alnwick Castle centuries ago as you explore parts of the castle not usually seen by visitors.

Dare you explore the sinister secrets of this most mysterious medieval castle in the dark?  Beware – this evening outing is not for the faint-hearted!

You are advised to book early as these tours are expected to be over - subscribed and numbers are limited to 13 per show.


  1. Alnwick Castle After Dark: Below Stairs runs throughout October (dates still to be added) with shows running from 7pm to 9pm. 
  2. Suitable for age 12+ (under 18's must be accompanied by an adult)
  3. Dates: 18th, 20th, 22nd and 24th of October.
    Price: £14 per person.
  4. Duration is approximately 45 mins and entry is via the main Alnwick Castle entrance (iron railings)

Tour Information 
  • Tickets for this tour must be purchased in advance, before 5pm on the night you are looking to book. No tickets will be available on the night.
    Tickets will be available now.

  • Entry to the castle will be via the Iron Railings on Castle Square (NE66 1NG). All tours start in the courtyard and you must be at the meeting point for the time shown.

  • Individuals that miss their tour time will not be permitted entry and no refund will be given.

  • If parking for this event, please park on the nearby streets (Bailiffgate Road, The Peth, Rattern Row, Walkergate, or the public car parks on Greenwell Road). We recommend you do not park in the main castle car park on Denwick Lane as there will be no access to the castle from this car park.

  • The tour will go ahead in all but the most extreme weather conditions. You may want to check the weather forecast before setting off.

  • This is a walking tour taking place outside and inside parts of the castle.

  • Photography will not be permitted during the tour.

  • Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the castle and its grounds the tour will be inaccessible to wheelchairs, motorised scooters and those with mobility issues. For more information on this please contact Alnwick Castle via the 'contact us' part of the website.

  • Please note this tour is not suitable for those who are pregnant, who suffer from claustrophobia, or of a nervous disposition.

Terms & Conditions
1. When you have purchased your tickets please check the details carefully.
2. You must produce a valid ticket for this event to be permitted entry to Alnwick Castle (printed or on a mobile device).
3. You must be at the meeting point within Alnwick Castle by the start time shown for a safety briefing. You will need to comply with all health and safety rules and requirements.
4. Audio, video or photographic recordings are not permitted at any time during the tour.

5. You should always check that the event is going ahead at the time and date you purchased the ticket for. The decision to change or cancel the event is the responsibility of Alnwick Castle. If we make a significant change to the show time, Alnwick Castle will try to inform you via email. In urgent cases it may be by phone.
6. Latecomers may be prevented from entering Alnwick Castle and joining their tour. If this happens no refund will be given.
7. Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded other than for the circumstances set out below:
  • If we fail to fulfil an order as a result of any negligence, or similar act or omission of our own or in breach of contract the customer will be entitled to a full refund of the ticket.
  • If the event is cancelled, postponed or changes are made to the event.
8. We will not refund any travel costs associated with a cancellation.
9. No refunds will be given for the following:
  • If your ticket is lost or stolen.
  • If you miss the start of your tour.
  • If you decide to leave the tour once it has started.
  • If you fail to comply with these terms and conditions.
10. If these terms are not complied with, we reserve the right to refuse entry or ejected you from Alnwick Castle.
11. We reserve the right to modify these terms at any time. Modifications shall be effective immediately.

Event Dates

The event is taking place on dates highlighted in red.