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Guided Day Tour to Hogwarts Alnwick Castle & Northumbria from Edinburgh

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9 hr. 30 min.
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  • Enjoy a day trip to Alnwick Castle from Edinburgh in an air-conditioned bus. Take a picture in front of the Bamburgh Castle, dating back to the 5th century.
  • With an English-speaking guide, experience the magic of the prime filming location for the Harry Potter series at Alnwick Castle.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich history of both castles through an in-depth audio guide available in 6 languages.
  • Admire the scenic views of the Scottish and English border region with rolling hills, green meadows, and stunning coastline.
  • Upgrade to include entry to Alnwick Castle. Explore its grand state rooms and the castle's impressive library, home to over 14000 books.
  • Enjoy a day trip to Alnwick Castle from Edinburgh in an air-conditioned bus. Take a picture in front of the Bamburgh Castle, dating back to the 5th century.
  • With an English-speaking guide, experience the magic of the prime filming location for the Harry Potter series at Alnwick Castle.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich history of both castles through an in-depth audio guide available in 6 languages.
  • Admire the scenic views of the Scottish and English border region with rolling hills, green meadows, and stunning coastline.
  • Upgrade to include entry to Alnwick Castle. Explore its grand state rooms and the castle's impressive library, home to over 14000 books.

Inclusions

  • Day tour of Alnwick Castle
  • Round-trip AC coach transfers from Edinburgh
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Audio guide in 6 languages
  • Entry ticket to Alnwick Castle (optional)
  • Edinburgh
  • Lindisfarne or Bamburgh Castle
  • Alnwick Castle
  • Scottish Borders
  • Tip: Choose the ticket option with entry into Alnwick Castle to indulge in a free broomstick training experience!
  • Please note the itinerary is subject to change.
  • The audio guide is available in Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, and Spanish.
  • The experience is restricted to guests aged 5 and above.
  • Collapsible wheelchairs are allowed if accompanied by an assistant for boarding and disembarking.
  • Please bring along your photo id. Students are to bring a valid ISIC/ISE/ITIC. Without it, they will be charged the full tour price + 25 GBP admin fee.
  • Baggage Allowance: 1 x med case / + 1 x small carry-on bag; Max 15 kg.
  • You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
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Alnwick Castle | The reel-life Hogwarts

Prepare for an enchanting journey into history and fantasy at Alnwick Castle, a majestic medieval fortress located in Northumberland, England. This iconic castle is a true architectural gem and the second-largest inhabited castle in the country. As you step into its grand halls and explore its well-preserved rooms and lush gardens, you'll be transported to a world of knights, royalty, and the magic of Harry Potter, as parts of the castle were used as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the famous film series. A visit to Alnwick Castle guarantees a captivating experience steeped in both history and cinematic wonder.

Things to know before booking your tickets to Alnwick Castle

  • Limited visiting window: Alnwick Castle is open from 31st March 2023 to 26th October 2023, so plan your visit to the castle accordingly.
  • Accessibility Constraints: Certain parts of the experience may not be accessible for people with reduced mobility. Please refer to your tickets for additional information. 

Why visit Alnwick Castle?

Exterior view of the Alnwick Castle
  • A taste of royalty: Alnwick Castle has been the home of the Percy family for more than 700 years. Even today, the castle is the family home for the 12th Duke and Duchess of Northumberland and their four children. 
  • Popular filming location: Alnwick Castle has served as the filming location for popular movies and prominent television shows such as Harry Potter and Downton Abbey respectively. 
  • Heritage destination: Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the UK and has even been dubbed as the ‘Windsor of the North.’ With its glorious medieval architecture and stately rooms, Alnwick Castle is one of the most significant heritage destinations in the UK. 
  • Historical significance: The history of Alnwick Castle is steeped in drama and intrigue. From a gunpowder plotter to one of medieval England’s most prominent knights-Harry Hotspur, Alnwick Castle has seen many illustrious and extraordinary people. 

Which Alnwick Castle ticket is best for you?

Family sitting in front of Alnwick Castle

If you are travelling with kids

Go for: Day tour

Duration: 9.5 hours

Castle and Room access: No

Guide: Professional tour guide and audio guide

  • These tickets include round-trip transfers in an air-conditioned coach from Edinburgh.
  • A professional tour guide will tell you about the popular films that have been shot at the castle. 

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Alnwick town sign

If you are a history buff

Go for: Day tour

Duration: 9.5 hours

Castle and Room access: No

Guide: Professional tour guide and audio guide

  • Learn about the captivating history of Alnwick Castle with a professional English-speaking tour guide by your side. 
  • Audio guides are available in Chinese, Portuguese, Italian, French, German and Spanish.

Recommended tours

Exterior view of Alnwick Castle

If you want to explore beyond

Go for: Day tour

Duration: 9.5 hours

Castle and Room access: No

Guide: Professional tour guide and audio guide

  • You can upgrade your ticket to get access to the rooms and clock tower of Alnwick Castle. 
  • A professional guide will take you around the 5th century Bamburgh Castle before moving on to Alnwick Castle where they will recount the rich history and heritage of the attractions. 

Recommended tours

Landscape view of Alnwick Castle

If you want to explore in-depth

Go for: Day tour

Duration: 9.5 hours

Castle and Room access: No

Guide: Professional tour guide and audio guide

  • Choose the option with an entry ticket to Alnwick Castle to visit its stately rooms and learn about its rich history. 
  • You will also be exploring the 5th-century Bamburgh Castle with your professional tour guide. As you journey back to Edinburgh, you’ll learn about the significant battlefields and the turbulent past of the Scottish/English border. 

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Cancellation policy

You can cancel your Day tour tickets to Alnwick Castle 24 hours before your experience to get a full refund. 

Explore Alnwick Castle

Clocktower
Interiors of Alnwick Castle
Clock Tower at Alnwick Castle

Explore the wonderful clock tower at Alnwick Castle and learn about its glorious history and heritage.

Interiors of Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the UK. It has served as the family home of the Dukes and Duchesses of Northumberland-the Percy’s, for more than seven centuries! Even today, Alnwick Castle is the family home for the 12th Duke and Duchess of Northumberland and their four children. 

What to see at Alnwick Castle?

Interior of  the Alnwick Castle

Italianate state rooms

The Italianate State Rooms of Alnwick Castle have played host to many extraordinary people including a gunpowder plotter, visionary collectors, and one of the most famous knights of Medieval England-Harry Hotspur.

Exhibition of British Coronation Chair of 1300's

Crowns and coronets exhibition

Learn about the lifestyle of the royals by visiting the Crowns and Coronets Exhibition at Alnwick Castle. At the exhibition, you can see royal coronets, robes, and diaries which tell you about the roles played by members of the Percy family in royal coronations over the years.

Female tourist exploring museum

Fusilier’s museum

The Fusilier’s Museum is located in the Abbot Towers of Alnwick Castle. The museum showcases the infantry regiment-Fusiliers, who have an unbroken record of service from 1674 to the present day!

Man wearing medieval era costume

Artisan’s courtyard

Travel back in time to the 14th century, and relive the medieval era! Dress up in traditional costumes, play traditional games, and participate in some authentic games of the medieval era at the Artisan's courtyard in Alnwick Castle.

Broomstick Training at Alnwick Castle

Broomstick training sessions

Participate in a Broomstick Training Session, which is held at the very place where Harry got his first flying lesson from Madame Hooch in the first Harry Potter movie!

Plan your visit to Alnwick Castle

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View of Alnwick Castle from Lion Bridge

Open daily from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM from 31st March to 26th October 2023. 

Best time to visit: Plan your visit to Alnwick Castle at 10:00 AM to freely explore the castle grounds without the hassle of crowds, queues, and waiting times. Avoid visiting Alnwick Castle during the weekends and peak tourist season, for a more enjoyable and comfortable experience. 

Map of Alnwick Castle

Address: Alnwick NE66 1NQ, United Kingdom. Find on maps

Getting there

  • By bus: X15, X18 and X20

       Nearest stop: Alnwick Bus Station

  • By rail: East Coast Mainline

        Nearest stop: Alnmouth Station

Entry point of Alnwick Castle

There are two main entrances to Alnwick Castle. One is the entrance to the Castle admission office and the other visitor entrance is located adjacent to Alnwick Garden. 

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  • Picnic area 
  • Washrooms
  • Car parking 
  • On-site cafe/restaurant 
  • Wheelchair accessible
Tourist wearing comfortable clothes at Alnwick Castle
  • Since you’ll be walking a lot, wear comfortable footwear while visiting Alnwick Castle. 
  • We recommend booking your tickets in advance so that you get a better price and can take advantage of the various offers. 
  • Rather than purchasing tickets at Alnwick Castle, buy them online. Ticket rates are cheaper online. 
  • Wear comfortable clothing and carry a light sweater and umbrella, since the weather is unpredictable. 
  • Photography and videography are permitted only within the grounds of Alnwick Castle. No photos and videos can be taken inside the Castle State rooms. 
  • Smoking and vaping are not allowed on the grounds of the castle or inside the castle. 
  • Alnwick Castle is open from 31st March 2023 to 26th October 2023, so plan your visit accordingly. 
Man eating fish and chips at restaurant inside Alnwick Castle
  • Courtyard Café: Dine the Northumbrian way at the Courtyard Cafe! From sandwiches and salads to savory bites, the restaurant promises you a delicious meal. 
  • Stables Fryery: Housed in the old block of Alnwick Castle, the Stables Fryery serves traditional fish and chips in their traditional Victorian-style fryery. 
  • The Dirty Bottles: More than 200 years old, the Dirty Bottles is a traditional English pub that serves yummy food, cocktails, and some refreshing beers! 
  • The Treehouse Restaurant: If you are looking for a unique dining experience, then The Treehouse Restaurant has got you covered. Serving fresh, locally-inspired food, the restaurant is a must-visit. 
Interior view of Alnwick Garden
  • Alnwick Garden: Located only 1.3 km away from Alnwick Castle, the Alnwick Garden is an unmissable attraction! With its Bamboo Labyrinth, The Poison Garden, and the Grand Cascade, Alnwick Garden is bound to leave you mesmerized! 
  • BailiffGate Museum and Gallery: 400 m away from Alnwick Castle is the BailiffGate Museum and Gallery. The award-winning museum tells you interesting stories about Alnwick and the District. 

Beyond Alnwick Castle

Aerial view of the Bamburgh Castle

Bamburgh Castle

The first stop on your visit to Alnwick Castle is the stunning 5th-century Bamburgh Castle, which is perched atop a natural throne of volcanic dolerite. Learn about the rich history of Bamburgh Castle, and don’t forget to capture its charming beauty on your cameras and phones.

Frequently asked questions about Alnwick Castle tickets

How much is a ticket to Alnwick Castle?

A ticket to Alnwick Castle will cost you around £79.

How to book tickets to Alnwick Castle?

You can book your tickets to Alnwick Castle either online or buy them at the castle itself. Online tickets are cheaper to buy and they help you skip the long queues and waiting times at the attraction. 

Why should I book Alnwick Castle tickets online?

Booking Alnwick Castle tickets online helps you save time and money. There are many offers available online, and you can choose the one that works best for you. Furthermore, by booking tickets online you can skip the long queues and waiting times at the attraction. 

What do Alnwick Castle tickets include?

Your Alnwick castle tickets include a day trip to the castle, round-trip transfers in an air-conditioned minivan, an English-speaking tour guide, an audio guide in six languages, and a visit to Bamburgh Castle and the grounds of Alnwick Castle. You can also upgrade your tickets to include an entry ticket to Alnwick Castle. 

Can I get skip-the-line tickets to Alnwick Castle?

Currently, skip-the-line tickets are not available for Alnwick Castle.

How do I access Alnwick Castle, the State Rooms, and Bamburgh Castle?

You can upgrade your normal ticket to include entry to Alnwick Castle, its State Rooms, and Bamburgh Castle. 

Do Alnwick Castle tickets include entry to the castle?

Your Alnwick Castle tickets include access to the grounds of the castle only. However, you have the option of upgrading your ticket to include entry access to Alnwick Castle. 

What is the cancellation policy for Alnwick Castle tickets?

You can cancel your Alnwick Castle tickets 24 hours before the experience begins, to get a full refund. 

How long does it take to complete an Alnwick Castle tour?

It will take you around 45 minutes to complete a tour of Alnwick Castle. If you want to visit other areas of the castle and participate in different activities, then the tour will take longer.