Follow in the footsteps of the many soldiers who have graced Alnwick Castle over centuries past and why not try your hand at one of England's oldest skills. Our trained instructors will teach you everything from stance to aim as you knock, draw and loose your arrows to hit the bullseye!
 
The activity runs from 10:30am to 3:30pm daily, weather permitting, and is open to visitors aged 11 years and over. Alnwick Castle reserves the right to alter any part of its programme. Please call in advance or check our ‘What’s on’ board on arrival to check timings on the day.

How to take part

For safety reasons, participation in our archery lessons is restricted to visitors aged 11 years and over. 
 
Have-a-go archery takes place on the Inner Bailey, the session prices are as follows:
 
5 arrows for £3.50
8 arrows for £4.50
 
We ask that payment is made by credit or debit card where possible.  
 
The activity will run throughout the day, and unfortunately is not pre-bookable. 

What to expect during your archery session

During your session, one of our fully qualified instructors will guide you in the best techniques to try and help you hit that bullseye!

Safety first

As this activity takes place outdoors,for safety reasons lessons can only take place if the ground underfoot is dry.  Therefore, have-a-go archery may be closed if it is raining or if rain is expected. 
 
For your own safety, we advise any visitor with any upper body joint or muscle pain or injury not to take part in this activity.
 
For the safety of our visitors and staff, only those participating in archery and those within their group will be permitted into the area where archery takes place.