How to find us

Just off the A1 and easily accessible by train and bus, Alnwick Castle is perfectly situated in the heart of Northumberland - away from the hustle and bustle of city life. 
**Please note** Due to the current restricted opening as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, only the Greenwell Gate entrance adjacent to The Alnwick Garden is open.  On your arrival at the gate, Alnwick Castle stewards will be waiting to greet you and direct you around the Castle site.

Please follow the postcode NE66 1YU for The Alnwick Garden car park. Please note, there is a charge for using this car park and payment will be via contactless card payment only.

Alternatively, please follow the postcode NE66 1HB if on foot for The Alnwick Garden which will bring you to the correct entrance.  

Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NG

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By Road, Rail, Bus, Air and Sea

By Road

Alnwick Castle is less than a mile off the A1 and is well signposted. The main castle car park is just off Denwick Lane (B1340); the postcode for the car park is NE66 1YU (parking charge is £3 per vehicle for the day and open from 10am during the season. Please note only card payments are currently accepted).

By Rail

The East Coast mainline from London to Edinburgh stops at Alnmouth station, which is four miles from Alnwick. A taxi or bus (X18) can be taken from Alnmouth station (a journey of approximately 10 minutes). Plan your journey  here.


By bus

There are bus stops and a bus station in the centre of Alnwick, with buses connecting Alnwick to the surrounding towns as well as the city of Newcastle (the X15 and X18 buses both run from Haymarket bus station). It is approximately a five minute walk to the castle from the bus station. Plan your journey here.


By air and sea

Newcastle International Airport and the Port of Tyne are 35 miles away.


Local Area Alnwick Town

Alnwick originally prospered as a medieval market town and still retains many of its cobbled streets, narrow alleys and fine stone buildings. Today these house a range of specialist shops, family businesses, accommodation and even some of the original coaching inns.

As well as being home to Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Garden, the town also boasts one of the largest second hand bookshops in the UK: Barter Books, which is housed in the town's old railway station, and the Alnwick Castle Golf Club.

The town also has a lively night life with the Alnwick Playhouse theatre and cinema, as well a number of pubs which often host live music. During your stay in Alnwick be sure to take a walk to the Bailiffgate Museum, where the people and places of north Northumberland are brought to life by exciting interactive exhibits.

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