Explore the grounds of Alnwick Castle and stumble upon some extraordinary and formidable figures of days gone by. 

Delve into the intriguing and drama filled history of the Percy family, as three of the Duke of Northumberland’s ancestors have travelled through time to grace the grounds of Alnwick Castle with their presence. 

With the lineage extending almost 1000 years, come and meet some of the Percy’s most famous personalities including the courageous medieval knight Harry Hotspur, Norman nobleman William de Percy and radical pioneer and bloodline saviour Agnes de Percy, to name but a few!  

Collect a Percy Past trail sheet from Artisans Courtyard and begin your adventure to uncover more of the Percy’s incredible family history! Answer a series of questions along your way in order to track down the locations of these historical figures and with every section you manage to complete, you’ll be given a stamp of approval!

Our Percy Past trail is held on multiple dates throughout the season including;

6th April – 10th April

This is the perfect fun filled activity to keep the whole family entertained and is free with admission to Alnwick Castle! Please note, characters based on historical figures may be subject to change.


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The Percy Past Trail is inspired by the Unrolling History exhibition located within the State Rooms of Alnwick Castle.

Event Dates

The event is taking place on dates highlighted in red.