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Alnwick Castle, Alnwick

Built after the Norman conquest, Alnwick Castle is the seat of the Duke of Northumberland. The current duke and his family reside there but occupy only a small portion of the castle. The rest is open to the public throughout the good weather months. A guided tour will illuminate the history inside the castle's walls, where the rooms are decorated in grand Italian style. There's no shortage of rooms to tour, as Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England. The interior of the castle isn't the only attraction--the gardens are also a big draw. These formal, landscaped grounds surround a cascading fountain and, along with the castle, attract over 800,000 visitors a year. Plan to visit Alnwick Castle and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Alnwick attractions using our Alnwick travel itinerary planner.
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  • We went to this castle because our children love Harry Potter & this place was used in a couple of the films. It turned out that the castle was so much more than that. It has beautiful gardens, lovely...  more »
  • We loved touring this castle because it was still very much in use instead of just empty rooms or ruins. The tour guide was very good and provided information as well as his own personal experiences o...  more »
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  • Love bringing the family here for days out and being able to unlock our ticket for the year makes it even better, shame you have to pay each time you visit the gardens. Good quality and reasonable prices in the gift shops
  • Fabulous place to visit! Very knowledgeable guides and really interesting movie tour. Would def recommend, particularly to Harry Potter fans
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