Welcome to one of Britain's most iconic castles
30 Oct 2016 - 30 Mar 2017
Alnwick Castle will reopen on 31st March 2017
Watch this space for all the exciting events planned for 2016!
A complicated century
Posted 83 days ago
Percy Of Durham: the Battle of Neville's Cross
Posted 125 days ago
Timeline: The Battle of Shrewsbury, July 1403 (Part 2)
Posted 213 days ago
Loose Cannon Event
Posted over a year ago
Downton Abbey Christmas special announced
Downton Abbey came to Alnwick Castle
There has been a castle on the site at Alnwick for 1,000 years. Learn about its origins as a more simple motte and bailey.
The castle's keep is surrounded by two vast baileys and towers which have had a variety of interesting uses.
The keep was the very heart of the castle, complete with kitchen, chambers, dining room, and even a dungeon.
Learn about how the disused military garrison was transformed into a luxury 18th century residence.
Transformation of the State Rooms into lavish Italianate style and the re-medievalising of the castle's exterior.
Alnwick Castle is still the home of the present Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, opening its doors to visitors for seven months of the year.