What's on

State Rooms Tours

31 Mar - 29 Oct 2017

Take a tour of the State Rooms and discover the magnificent art and furniture collections.

Have-a-go archery

08 Apr - 29 Oct 2017

Steady your arm and try your hand at one of England's oldest skills.

Medieval crafts and dressing up

31 Mar - 29 Oct 2017

Join the resident costumed artisans of Alnwick Castle for a different medieval craft each day.

Dragon Quest

08 Apr - 29 Oct 2017

NEW FOR 2017! Brave the darkness of the dragon's lair before coming face-to-face with the fearsome beast.

Closed for Winter

30 Oct 2016 - 30 Mar 2017

Alnwick Castle will reopen on 31st March 2017

Broomstick Training

31 Mar - 29 Oct 2017

Learn how to master your broom with our resident wizard professors!

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Alnwick Castle has been a campus branch for students of St. Cloud State University for over 30 years - this study abroad programme gives the student the opportunity to experience different cultures and customs whilst gaining credits towards their degrees.

Ever since the Second World War, parts of Alnwick Castle have been used by a variety of schools and colleges. Newcastle Church High School for Girls was safely evacuated to the Castle during the war, to be replaced in 1945 by a teaching training college.

Since 1981, however, these sections of the Castle have been used as a branch campus for St. Cloud State University from Minnesota, USA, as an integral part of their International Study Programme.

This programme is designed to give American students the opportunity to study abroad and experience different cultures and customs whilst gaining credits towards their degrees.

Most of the courses taught at Alnwick Castle are part of the school of humanities and social sciences, with some of the courses, such as English History and Contemporary Britain, being taught by staff from Alnwick.

The programme usually includes a 'Field Trip Experience', allowing students to visit historical sites, areas of natural beauty and some great British cities.

The students live and study within the Castle, undertaking a certain amount of domestic work in exchange for the spectacular surroundings. Students also spend time with local families, who help them learn about life in Northumberland. Many develop unique links with the town and its residents, and often come back for visits.

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