Enjoy unique views of Alnwick Castle and the surrounding landscape on our 'Capability' Brown Walk

If you would like to stretch your legs and enjoy a peaceful stroll during your time at Alnwick Castle, we hope you enjoy our newly opened Capability Walk.
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The Capability Walk enables you to access the south bank of the River Aln below the castle walls, an area known as Barneyside, and features unique views of Alnwick Castle and some of the features of the stunning Capability Brown designed landscape to the north. 
Follow the marked route along our track and enjoy this relaxing one mile walk, which will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Appropriate outdoor walking footwear is recommended as the path can be muddy in places. We regret that the walk is not suitable for wheelchairs.
Please note the entrance gate will close approximately one hour prior to castle closing time each day. 

Countryside Code

In order to allow everyone to make the most of this walk and enjoy it to the full we ask that you take note of the following;
  • Please stick to the marked one way route.
  • Farm animals can be dangerous, especially around young children. Please treat them with respect.
  • No dogs allowed.
  • Use the gates provided and please close them behind you.
  • Do not attempt to cross any cattle grids.
  • Under no circumstances must fires be lit.
  • Take your litter home. It can be dangerous for both farm animals and wildlife.
  • Respect the environment. Please do not remove plants, trees and other items but leave them for all to enjoy.
We reserve the right to close the path for safety reasons or other works at any time.