Alnwick Castle


Alnwick Castle will not be reopening on 27 March and instead will stay closed until further notice. They are monitoring the Covid-19 pandemic and we will update you in due course. 

Alnwick Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in England. Built as a medieval fortress, and owned by the Percy family for over 700 years, today it is known as home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland as well as a filming location for Harry Potter and Downton Abbey.

With daily tours and activities, in addition to special performances and our famous Broomstick Training lessons, there is always something exciting to see. Whether dressing in medieval costume, practicing archery or admiring the art of the State Rooms, Alnwick Castle provides a memorable experience for every member of the family.

How to get to Alnwick Castle using public transport

Arriva Buses X15 and X18 go from Newcastle Haymarket Bus Station to Alnwick via Morpeth on A1. The journey takes around 1 hour 20 minutes, depending on traffic, and arrives at Alnwick Bus Station.

The entrance to Alnwick Castle is a short, five-minute walk from the bus station via Fenkle Street. Alnwick Garden is to the east of the Castle, a five-minute walk from the bus station. There is a tourist information centre in Alnwick Town Centre between the Castle and Garden if you need a map or directions.

Alnmouth is the nearest railway station, four miles east of Alnwick. It is on the East Coast Main Line and some services running between Edinburgh, Newcastle and London stop here. Arriva bus X18 connects Alnmouth Railway Station to Alnwick in one direction and the North Northumberland Coast in another.

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult£14.40 per ticket type
Child (0-4)Free
Child (5-16)£7.65 per ticket type
Concession£11.70 per ticket type
Family£39.60 per ticket type

Prices are subject to online booking and will cost slightly more at the gate.

Map & Directions

Opening Times

Alnwick Castle is closed for the winter (27 Oct 2019 - 29 Mar 2020)
Alnwick Castle reopens (27 Mar 2020 - 27 Oct 2020)
State Rooms (27 Mar 2020 - 27 Oct 2020)
Grounds and Museums (27 Mar 2020 - 27 Oct 2020)
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change