What's on

Closed for Winter

30 Oct 2016 - 30 Mar 2017

Alnwick Castle will reopen on 31st March 2017

Jess Glynne Concert

12 Aug 2017

Jess Glynne Concert

Christmas party nights

02 Dec - 21 Dec 2016

Soak up the festive atmosphere in the magnificent surroundings of Alnwick Castle

FAQs

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Is Alnwick Castle accessible for disabled visitors?

Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the castle and its grounds, disabled access is limited in some areas (please click here for our full accessibility guide).

We also offer free admission for a carer per disabled visitor who purchases a concession ticket - please ask at Admissions on the date of your visit.

What are the age ranges for tickets?

Adult: 17-59 years

Child: 5-16 years (under 5s go free)

Concession: students and those aged 60+ years (valid ID for both is required)

Can I bring bags to the castle?

Yes, you are welcome to bring bags to Alnwick Castle. Visitors are respectfully informed that enhanced security measures are in place and you are requested to bring the minimum of bags during your visit. A baggage deposit zone is located on site (please see below for details). Please note that random bag searches may take place. Your kind cooperation with these procedures, which have been implemented for the benefit and security of visitors and staff alike, is much appreciated. 

Is there somewhere that I can store my luggage when I visit the castle?

Yes! 

We now have a luggage storage facility available for visitors to the castle, please visit Castle Admissions on arrival to arrange storage. Please note that this service is limited.

Be advised that luggage is left at your own risk in a secured area and must be collected by 4.00pm on the date of your visit.

 

Is Alnwick Castle accessible for disabled visitors?

Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the castle and its grounds, disabled access is limited in some areas (please click here for our full accessibility guide).

We also offer free admission for a carer per disabled visitor who purchases a concession ticket - please ask at Admissions on the date of your visit.

Can I bring bags to the castle?

Yes, you are welcome to bring bags to Alnwick Castle. Visitors are respectfully informed that enhanced security measures are in place and you are requested to bring the minimum of bags during your visit. A baggage deposit zone is located on site (please see below for details). Please note that random bag searches may take place. Your kind cooperation with these procedures, which have been implemented for the benefit and security of visitors and staff alike, is much appreciated. 

Is there somewhere that I can store my luggage when I visit the castle?

Yes! 

We now have a luggage storage facility available for visitors to the castle, please visit Castle Admissions on arrival to arrange storage. Please note that this service is limited.

Be advised that luggage is left at your own risk in a secured area and must be collected by 4.00pm on the date of your visit.

 

Are dogs allowed in the castle and its grounds?

Unfortunately only guide dogs are permitted in the castle and grounds.

However, there are many beautiful dog-friendly walks in and around Alnwick - including in the pastures behind the castle.

When will the castle be open in 2016?

Alnwick Castle is open 24th March - 30th October 2016 
Daily, 10.00am-5.30pm

Castle attractions  
Grounds and museums 10.00am-5.30pm; last entry 4.15pm
State Rooms 10.30am-4.30pm (Chapel closes at 2.30pm); last entry 4.00pm
Knight's Quest and Dragon Quest 10.00am-5.00pm

 

Eat & Drink  
Courtyard Café 10.00am-4.00pm
Stables Fryery 11.00am-3.00pm
Courtyard Barbeque Seasonal opening times vary

 

Shopping  
Castle Gift Shop 10.00am-5.00pm
Butler's Pantry Daily opening times vary

 

Very occasionally the castle may have to close early due to unforeseen circumstances. In the instance of such a closure, the amended opening times would be published on the Opening Times and Tickets & Prices pages.

If I buy a ticket to the castle can I also visit The Alnwick Garden?

As Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Garden are separate attractions (rather than a ‘castle and grounds’ arrangement similar to other stately homes – the castle does have its own grounds which are distinct from The Alnwick Garden), this is reflected in the ticketing.

There are a number of ticket options available:

  • Castle only
  • Garden only
  • Castle and garden

Tickets to Alnwick Castle can be validated for 12 months (at no extra cost) in Admissions on the date of your visit, but tickets to The Alnwick Garden are valid for the day only.

Save 10% on tickets by buying them online here.

What are the age ranges for tickets?

Adult: 17-59 years

Child: 5-16 years (under 5s go free)

Concession: students and those aged 60+ years (valid ID for both is required)

What is your photography policy?

Photography of the exterior of the castle and grounds is permitted for non-commercial and personal use. Unfortunately, photography is not permitted in the State Rooms without prior arrangement. 

Alnwick Castle makes a magnificent venue for commercial photoshoots - please email press@alnwickcastle.com if you are interested in using the castle as a location.