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Alnwick Castle

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Alnwick Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in England. Home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, for over 700 years, it has witnessed drama, intrigue, tragedy and romance. From stunning art collections and sumptuous State...more
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Alnwick Castle | Greenwell Lane, Alnwick NE66 1NQ, England
+44 1665 511100
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 7 July 2013

Aknwick Castle is a wonderful place to visit. The staff are lovely and go out of their way to help you. The entrance fee is reasonable too. My main concern was the accessibility for wheelchair users. My wife is disabled and uses a wheelchair. We...More

8  Thank Nuthernuts
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 8 August 2015

I decided to visit Alnwick castle with my boyfriend and his mother at the end of July, and the whole visit left me with a bad taste in my mouth. First off, the admission price is very high for what the castle actually offers to...More

16  Thank Helen K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How can you describe ALNWICK castle..It is magnificent..Full of wonder and mystery. A joy for all ages .Make time for fantastic day for the family to stroll through the wonderful gardens .The cascading waters are amazing..I have visited several times and each time I find...More

2  Thank EleanorT143
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved this place - the interior is beautiful. We really enjoyed exploring outside - including broom stick riding and the guided tour. Stunning countryside. The tree top board walk (closer to the entrance of the whole site) is great for kids and there’s a small...More

Thank Mazteca
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent an interesting couple of hours here in October whilst heading through Alnwick on way to the North East coast. Many activities available for children and plenty of facts of historical events displayed. Good to know that it is still an actual residence of the...More

Thank Sween63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It used to be the home of the Percy family, but now it seems that today it is the home of harry potter. Alnwick is the best castle I visited this year by far! it has several daily tours dedicated to its history and to...More

Thank Udi S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Castle was lovely to see, but the best thing that we enjoyed was the gardens the fountains & the musical gate also the guide we had taking us around the poisen garden was brilliant. Very informative and funny. It was a little confusing the entrance...More

1  Thank Rppjl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There is plenty to do at the castle and our US visitors had picked up on the Harry Potter connection and were keen to visit. It’s probably worth getting the combined castle and garden tickets like we did. It was a cold day so we...More

Thank debrapeter1960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cafe food good. Information displays/videos etc excellent. We were fortunate enough to see a superb falconry display. Had fun watching the children trying to fly like Harry Potter on their broomsticks!

Thank JoulesSouthLakes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay settle in this is going to be a bit of a winging review , the castle is a stunning place , from the impressive views as you walk up to it, giving you the view of a text book "boys own" castle , to...More

1  Thank Phil C
AlnwickCastleInfo, Administration at Alnwick Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and we are sorry to hear that you are disappointed by one aspect of your visit. Unfortunately, photographs and subsequently mobile phone use are prohibited in the State Rooms for security and privacy reasons. There...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Beautiful Castle great fun watching the broomstick riding lessons beacause of its links to Harry Potter. Well worth a visit. The downside is the cafe is expensive which is a real shame.

Thank Topsyfeet
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Alnwick Castle on the last weekend of the season. Weather was beautifully sunny but bitter cold wind blowing. Had a knowledgeable guide with a good sense of humour.

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Karen S
25 October 2018|
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Response from 265angie | Reviewed this property |
You can buy separate tickets for gardn and for castle. Activities in castle are included in your entrance ticket for castle
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29 September 2018|
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Response from AlnwickCastleInfo | Property representative |
Hi there, Unfortunately, dogs are not permitted within Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Castle's grounds or The Alnwick Garden unless for assistance purposes. There is a public dog walking path called The Pastures which gives a... More
14 August 2018|
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Response from Paul_Gerrard13 | Reviewed this property |
It’s not that scary, a shaky rope bridge and a dragon head appearing in the last scene lasts off of 10minutes there were young ones in with us and they were not over bothered