Discover more of Alnwick Castle's history with our after-hour Twilight Tours.

Join one of our guides as they lead you on a tour to visit areas of Alnwick Castle not seen by our day time visitors. During the tour you'll hear about Harry Hotspur, William Lisle, William Worm and other myths from North Northumberland.

Tickets for the Twilight Tours are available to purchase at the bottom of this page. You are advised to book early as these tours are expected to be over-subscribed and numbers are limited to 6 per tour.
 

  1. Alnwick Castle Twilight Tours run throughout October (an extra date has been added on Saturday 31st October) with tours starting from 5:20pm.
  2. Suitable for ages 12+ (under 18's must be accompanied by an adult).
  3. Duration of tour is approximately 45 minutes and entry is via the Iron Railings of Alnwick Castle.
 
Tour Information 
  • Tickets for this tour must be purchased online in advance, 2 hours before the start time of the tour. No tickets will be available on the night.
  • Entry to the castle will be via the Iron Railings on Castle Square (NE66 1NG). All tours start at the Iron Railings and you must be at the meeting point for the time shown on your ticket.
  • 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.
  • Participants will be expected to wear a face covering for the indoor sections of the tour. We also ask that you bring your own torch.
  • 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.
  • There will be no access to our toilets on-site.
  • Please note this tour is not suitable for those who are pregnant, who suffer from claustrophobia, or of a nervous disposition.

COVID SECURE
The health and safety of our visitors and staff is always our priority. To ensure everyone's safety we have introduced a number of additional measures.
  1. All visitors will be expected to wear a face covering during the tour. We recognise there are exceptions to this requirement.
  2. We will ask all visitors to sanitise their hands before and after their tour.
  3. To reduce surface contact, the guide will open and close doors throughout the tour.
  4. Surfaces such as hand rails will be wiped down at the start and end of an evening of tours.
  5. We will ask that visitors keep a 2 meter distance from other visitors where possible.
  6. We ask that you only book tickets for members of your household or support bubble.
  7. If you are displaying symptoms linked to COVID-19 we ask that you do not attend the tour.
  8. The NHS Track & Trace Check-In QR Code will be displayed at the start of the tour for those using the app.
 
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 at 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 eject you from Alnwick Castle.
11. We reserve the right to modify these terms at any time. Modifications shall be effective immediately.

Tickets for the extra evening of tours will be available from 5pm on Friday the 23rd of October. Click on the 'Buy Tickets' link below.

 

Event Dates

The event is taking place on dates highlighted in red.