Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England; it has been home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percys, for over 700 years. 

The castle’s rich history is brimming with drama, intrigue, and extraordinary people; from a gunpower plotter and visionary collectors, to decadent hosts and medieval England’s most celebrated knight, Harry Hotspur. Combining magnificent medieval architecture with spectacular Italianate State Rooms, Alnwick Castle is one of the UK’s most significant heritage destinations. In recent years it has also taken starring roles in a number of film and television productions, featuring as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter films, and Transformers V The Last Knight, and as a location for ITV’s Downton Abbey.

Alnwick Castle is less than 4 hours by train from London & is well positioned to attract delegates from across UK and Europe. The nearest airports are Newcastle International Airport (40 minutes by car) and Edinburgh Airport (less than 2 hours by car).

North East England is famed for the friendliness of its people and the warm welcome visitors receive.

 

Guest Hall

The Alnwick Castle Guest Hall offers a truly unique and historical setting for your special events. A truly magnificent building, it has been the home to the various Dukes and Duchesses of Northumberland for 700 years, witnessing battles, rebellions, tragedy and romance. From Harry Hotspur to Harry Potter, the Castle has something special and unique to offer everyone.

Affectionately known as the Windsor of the North, the Castle has a wealth of history, provides a dramatic backdrop for any occasion and has built a reputation as a magnificent venue for all kinds of events, including meetings, conferences, team-building days, product launches, black tie banqueting, and dinner dances.



 

Hulne Abbey

A truly exclusive and enchanting venue, nestled on a hillside in the private parklands of the Duke of Northumberland. Surrounded by medieval walls and founded in the 13th century as a Carmelite monastery, Hulne Abbey is a beautifully secluded venue for your event. Available March to September inclusive. 

Friars Well

A country residence within Hulne Park, only three miles from Alnwick Castle itself, and is available for private parties and events for up to 50 persons.

The property has five large reception rooms, eight bedrooms, an indoor heated swimming pool and variety of large terraces with outstanding views over its own private lake and parkland beyond. 

With the magnificent Guest Hall, atmospheric Hulne Abbey and exclusive Friars Well to choose from as your venue and a range of packages to suit any occasion, we pride ourselves on making sure that you create the right impression.


 
Space Theatre Classroom Cabaret U-shape Boardroom Dining Reception Area (M2) Height (M) Natural Light Wifi
ALNWICK CASTLE        
Guest Hall 250 100 120 50 40 200 300 260 4.4-
7.4
Y Y
HULNE ABBEY (historical ruin – requires marquee)         
Hulne Abbey 600 - - - - 500 500 n/a n/a Y N
FRIARS WELL                      
Friars Well    - - - - 14 14 60 TBC TBC Y Y
 

 

Unique Activities

Make your event as unique as your company. Include one of the following activities or ask about one of the many bespoke events we offer.
 
  • Broomstick Training
  • Historical Grounds Tour
  • State Room Tour
  • Team Building Activities
  • Archery
  • Orienteering 
  • Potter Madness
  • Medieval Courtyard Reception