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Alnwick Castle is one of the UK’s most significant heritage destinations. In recent years, it has taken starring roles in a number of film and television productions, most famously in Downton Abbey and as Hogwarts in the first two Harry Potter movies.
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the exquisite State Rooms, Castle Grounds, and Artisans Courtyard
  • Explore the awe-inspiring Renaissance-style interiors
  • Visit the real Hogwarts and discover a world of exciting magic and wizardry
  • Join the resident wizarding professors and take part in a broomstick training session
  • Learn about the castles history at the three museums and two exhibitions
  • Enjoy freshly prepared food from exception local produce
Full description
The castle’s rich history is brimming with drama, intrigue, and extraordinary people from a gunpowder plotter and visionary collectors to decadent hosts and medieval England’s most celebrated knight, Harry Hotspur. Combining magnificent medieval architecture with spectacular Italianate State Rooms, Alnwick Castle is one of the UK’s most significant heritage destinations.

In recent years it has also taken starring roles in a number of film and television productions, featuring as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry in the Harry Potter films and as a location for ITV’s Downton Abbey. Locations around the castle grounds were used for Harry Potter. Most famously, the Outer Bailey is known across the world as the place where Harry, Ron, Hermione, and their friends first learned to fly broomsticks. Nearby is the spot where Harry sees a Golden Snitch for the first time during his introduction to the wizarding sport of Quidditch.
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  • Entrance fee to Alnwick Castle
  • Maps in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese

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Meeting point

Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1NQ.

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• Alnwick Castle is situated less than a mile off the A1, 35 miles north of Newcastle and 80 miles south of Edinburgh
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