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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. 

Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NG

Telephone: 01665 511 100   Email:

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).

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).

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. Click here for more information.
Visitors who travel to the castle by an Arriva bus are eligible for a 15% discount on castle tickets!

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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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.

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

Unlike the position at other stately homes The Alnwick Garden is not just the gardens to Alnwick Castle, but is instead a visitor attraction in its own right, with its own events and visiting arrangements. This is reflected in the ticketing process which aims to provide visitors with a range of options including spending a whole day at each attraction.

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 4's go free)
Concession: students and those aged 60+ years (valid ID for both is required)

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 one carer per disabled visitor who purchases a concession ticket - please ask at Admissions on the date of your visit.


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 baggage 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 co-operation 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?

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.



29th March – 28th October 2018

Daily, 10.00am-5.30pm

Grounds and museums
(last entry 3.45pm)
10.00am– 5.30pm
State Rooms (last entry 4.00pm, Chapel closes 2.30pm) 10.30am– 4.30pm
Knight’s Quest & Dragon Quest (last entry 4.30pm) 10.00am– 5.00pm
Gift Shop 10.00am – 5.00pm
Courtyard Café 10.00am– 4.00pm
Stables Fryery 11.30am – 3.00pm
Fusiliers Museum & Gift Shop 11.00am– 5.00pm