We’re nearing Halloween -  the creepiest and most frightening time of the year.


For the first time ever under the cover of darkness, Alnwick Castle is allowing a limited number of brave visitors within its walls, with the help of a guide, to hear tales steeped for years in the castle’s history.

The poor lost souls of ancient Northumberland, long forgotten over the centuries now clamour for attention. 

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. Hear their dark and terrible tales – not fit for the glare of daylight. 
Dare you explore the sinister secrets of this most mysterious medieval castle over Halloween?  Beware – this evening outing is definitely 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 15 per show.

  • Alnwick Castle After Dark runs from Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th October with four shows per night for 15 people only at 7pm, 7:30pm, 8pm and 8:30pm. 
  • Suitable for age 13+ 
  • Price £12. 
  • 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.
  • Please ensure you are at the Iron Railings gate of Alnwick Castle at least five minutes before your tour starts (post code NE66 1NG). Late arrivals 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. This is to help keep the tour secret, and prevent delays.
  • Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the castle and its grounds some of 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 may not be suitable for those under the age of 13 or of a nervous disposition.

Event Dates

The event is taking place on dates highlighted in red.