Experience Alnwick Castle’s newest attraction during your next visit and be wowed by these historic artillery defences.

Arriving to the castle in August 2019, we’ll be firing up our replica British cannon at regular dates throughout the year. Whether you’re a history buff or are looking for something that will leave younger minds astounded, our cannon fire displays are sure to be a highlight of any trip to Alnwick Castle.

Gun salutes have occurred at Alnwick Castle since at least the time of the 1st Duke, with records showing that the Duke and Duchess were 'complimented by a discharge of cannon’ in 1760. Step back in time and see these powerful defence mechanisms in action for yourself.

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Book your tickets online and you can save 10% on the on-the-gate ticket price. There are plenty of other historical events and attractions on offer, designed to transport you back to times gone by.

From medieval music to jester and alchemy shows and even archery, find out what’s on over on our events page.

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