Alnwick Castle dates back to the 11th century, although
heavily restored in the 18th (by Robert Adam) and 19th (by Antony Salvin).
Alnwick Castle Facts
The grounds were laid out by ‘Capability’ Brown, and have been recently restored
to include a central Grand Cascade of fountains and a magnificent
Rose Garden, featuring the raspberry-scented Alnwick Castle
Since 1309 Alnwick Castle has been the home of the Percy
family, earls and dukes of Northumberland. The 15th-century Hotspur Tower (part of the town walls)
takes its name from the nickname of Harry Percy (1364–1403), who plays a part in Shakespeare's
Henry IV, Part 1.
The castle has been nicknamed the Windsor of the North for its perceived
similarity to Windsor Castle when viewed from a distance.
Alnwick Castle is the title of a once-popular historical
romance published in 1822 by the American Knickerbocker poet, Fitz-Greene Halleck. A popular
location with film makers, the castle has featured in Robin Hood: Prince of
Thieves (1991), Elizabeth (1998) and in some of the
Hogwarts scenes in the Harry Potter films (2001 onwards).
Alnwick Castle Visitor Info
Alnwick Castle Tickets prices - Includes: State Rooms,
Knight's Quest, Dragon's Quest, the Castle Courtyard, Grounds and Museums.
For your information an Adult ticket will cost you £13.00, a Children
ticket: (age 5-16) £6.00 and a Family ticket £34.00.
For Alnwick Garden an adult ticket cost £11.00 and the
Children ticket is just 1p
Combined tickets are also available for the Castle and the
Garden. Adult ticket is £22.00, tickets for 5 to 16 children are £6.00, for Children
under-5s just 1p and a Family ticket is £50.50.
Alnwinck Castle is closed dring the winter times. It opens in 31 of March, every
day between 11,00 - 17,00. Last admission 16,30
Group visitor tickets:
For group visitors the tickets are discounted and they must be booked in
advance. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 01665
Alnwick Castle: £9.00 per person
Alnwick Gardens: £7.00 per person
Combined tickets: £15.00 per person - (valid for one day)
Visit the official website for updated information or email at
Alnwick Castle Map&Location
Alnwick Castle Location: Baliffgate, Alnwick, Northumberland NE661NQ, United Kingdom. Use this
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