Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England; it has been home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percys, for over 700 years. 

 

About Alnwick Castle

The castle’s rich history is brimming with drama, intrigue, and extraordinary people; from a gunpower plotter and visionary collectors, to decadent hosts and medieval England’s most celebrated knight, Harry Hotspur. Combining magnificent medieval architecture with spectacular Italianate State Rooms, Alnwick Castle is one of the UK’s most significant heritage destinations. In recent years it has also taken starring roles in a number of film and television productions, featuring as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter films and as a location for ITV’s Downton Abbey. Conveniently situated less than a mile off the A1 between Newcastle and Edinburgh, Alnwick Castle is an ideal destination for group visits.

To book a visit, or for any further information, please contact our group bookings team on 01665 511 184 or groups@alnwickcastle.com
 

Group Benefits

Groups of 14 or more people receive the following benefits:
• Discounted admission
• Free admission for driver and group leader
• 10% gift shop discount
• Free parking and easy drop-off
• Discounted refreshment packages
• Free dining voucher for driver
• Specialist tours and foreign language guides available on request
• Meet-and-greet service available
• Range of bookable tours and activities
• Foreign language guides available.

We are very happy to discuss rates for regular visits and welcome enquiries about bespoke visits. We also have an engaging programme of activities for school and student groups.

Group Prices

Visit

Advanced

Walk-in

Alnwick Castle

From £11.50pp

From £12.40pp

Alnwick Castle +

From £19.00pp

From £21.50pp

The Alnwick Garden

   

 

If you are from the travel trade or are a coach operator, we are very happy to discuss special rates for regular visits. We also welcome enquiries about bespoke visits and packages. Please email Caroline Robinson at groups@alnwickcastle.com for details.
 

Tours

Below are a number of fascinating tours available to groups. Please note that each tour can accommodate up to 25 people.

State Rooms Tour - £50 per group Approx. 45 minutes
The State Rooms are home to one of the finest art and furniture collections in the country, including works by Canaletto, Titian and Van Dyck, along with an extensive Meissen, Chelsea and Paris porcelain porcelein collection. 

‘Alnwick on Location’ Tour - £50 per group Approx. 45 minutes
Join a costumed interpreter for a cinematic journey around the Castle grounds, which have played a part in historical features, Shakespeare adaptations and, most famously, two Harry Potter films. 

Private Historical Grounds Tour - £50 per group Approx. 45 minutes
Join one of our well-informed guides for a tour of the castle's grounds. Learn about the long history of Alnwick Castle, its origins, uses, and restorations, and hear stories of the fascinating families that have lived here over the past 900 years.

Private Special Interest Tour£50 per group Approx. 45 minutes - e.g. art, history, or architecture. 

Additional Information

Please click on the links below to download information about group visits to Alnwick Castle: