Alnwick Castle

In a nutshell

Explore the beautiful grounds, discover the Harry Potter connection, meet characters from history, many family events held throughout the year.


Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1NQ

Contact details

Tel: 01665 511100

Activity type

Gardens and Open Spaces, Historical Sites, Indoor Activities, Outdoor Activities

Suitable for

Ages 5 - 12, All ages, Schools and Groups, Teenagers, Under 5s

Price guide


(2 adults & up to 4 children)

Alnwick Castle details...

If you are looking for a day out with the children that will offer intrigue, history and fun, then Alnwick Castle in Northumberland is the perfect destination.

The second largest inhabited castle in England the magnificent medieval Alnwick Castle home to the Percy family for over 700 years, is a popular film and television location, most notably serving as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the first two Harry Potter films.

Guided tours bring the Castle’s history to life with entertaining costumed guides offering an extra dimension to any visit.

Outdoors, join an historical grounds tour to learn about the Castle’s origins and uses and to see its amazing architecture and Capability Brown landscape.

There is plenty for children to do. In Knight’s Quest, children can dress up in medieval costumes and meet the Castle’s different personalities, playing traditional games in the square, or enjoy swordplay and archery.

Harry Potter fans, whatever their age, can book onto a broomstick training session led by wizard professors.

The events programme includes re-enactments, longbow demonstrations, fire-eating jesters and medieval music making.

See website for current ticket prices. Children under 4 years have free entry

Alnwick Castle Events

Summer at Alnwick Castle

Open 23rd July 2022 - 29th August 2022

Step into history at Alnwick Castle and be entertained by jesting, broomstick training, alchemy, a medieval camp and more from 23rd July to 29th August.

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