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Just off the A1 and easily accessible by train and bus, Alnwick Castle is perfectly situated in the heart of Northumberland - away from the hustle and bustle of city life. 

Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1NG

Telephone: 01665 511 100   Email:

By Road, Rail, Bus, Air and Sea

By Road

Alnwick Castle is less than a mile off the A1 and is well signposted. The main castle car park is just off Denwick Lane (B1340); the postcode for the car park is NE66 1YU (parking charge is £3 per vehicle for the day and open from 10am during the season. Please note only cash payments are accepted).

By Rail

The East Coast mainline from London to Edinburgh stops at Alnmouth station, which is four miles from Alnwick. A taxi or bus (X18) can be taken from Alnmouth station (a journey of approximately 10 minutes). Plan your journey  here.

Visitors who travel to Alnwick Castle by rail are eligible for a 20% discount on Castle only tickets! For further information, please visit Good Journey

By bus

There are bus stops and a bus station in the centre of Alnwick, with buses connecting Alnwick to the surrounding towns as well as the city of Newcastle (the X15 and X18 buses both run from Haymarket bus station). It is approximately a five minute walk to the castle from the bus station. Plan your journey here.

Visitors who travel to Alnwick Castle by an Arriva bus are eligible for a 20% discount on Castle only tickets! For further information, please visit Good Journey

By air and sea

Newcastle International Airport and the Port of Tyne are 35 miles away.


Local Area Alnwick Town

Alnwick originally prospered as a medieval market town and still retains many of its cobbled streets, narrow alleys and fine stone buildings. Today these house a range of specialist shops, family businesses, accommodation and even some of the original coaching inns.

As well as being home to Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Garden, the town also boasts one of the largest second hand bookshops in the UK: Barter Books, which is housed in the town's old railway station, and the Alnwick Castle Golf Club.

The town also has a lively night life with the Alnwick Playhouse theatre and cinema, as well a number of pubs which often host live music. During your stay in Alnwick be sure to take a walk to the Bailiffgate Museum, where the people and places of north Northumberland are brought to life by exciting interactive exhibits.

Town Visitor Guide - English 

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Unfortunately, only guide dogs are permitted in the castle and grounds.
However, there are many beautiful dog-friendly walks in and around Alnwick - including in the pastures behind the castle.

If I buy a ticket to the castle can I also visit The Alnwick Garden?

Unlike the position at other stately homes The Alnwick Garden is a visitor attraction in its own right, with its own events and visiting arrangements. This is reflected in the ticketing process which aims to provide visitors with a range of options including spending a whole day at each attraction.

There are a number of ticket options available:

  • Castle only
  • Garden only
  • Castle and Garden

Tickets to Alnwick Castle and/or The Alnwick Garden are valid for one day only.
Tickets for Alnwick Castle can be unlocked for 12 months free entry (during castle standard opening times) from castle admissions before 4:30pm on the day of your visit. 

What are the age ranges for tickets?

Adult: 17-59 years
Child: 5-16 years (4 years old and under go free)
Concession: students and those aged 60+ years (valid ID for both is required)


You can redeem promotionals in the admissions hall or online at the checkout.
Please note a valid form of ID maybe required when entering the Castle. Alnwick Castle reserve the right to refuse entry if a valid ID is not present.

Is Alnwick Castle accessible for disabled visitors?

Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the castle and its grounds, disabled access is limited in some areas (please click here for our full accessibility guide).

We also offer free admission for one carer per disabled visitor who purchases a concession ticket - please ask at Admissions on the date of your visit.


Visitors are respectfully informed that enhanced security measures are in place and you are requested to bring the minimum of baggage during your visit. Handbags and Backpacks are permitted but please note that random bag searches may take place. Your kind co-operation with these procedures, which have been implemented for the benefit and security of visitors and staff alike, is much appreciated.

If you require a luggage store facility, Scott's of Alnwick offer this service and are located only 5 minutes walk away from Alnwick Castle and The Alnwick Garden. All bookings for luggage storage must be made either online at or by calling 0191 486 2505. Scott's of Alnwick cannot accept direct payment for luggage storage. Alnwick Castle cannot accept any responsibility for any property or services operated by leftit or Scott's of Alnwick. 

Is there somewhere that I can store my luggage when I visit the castle?

Unfortunately, due to security reasons, we are unable to store luggage. 



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Daily, 10.00am-5.30pm

Grounds and museums
(last entry 3.45pm)
10.00am– 5.30pm
State Rooms (last entry 4.00pm, Chapel closes 2.30pm)
State Room Gift Shop
10.30am– 4.30pm

11.00am - 4.00pm
Artisan's Courtyard & Dragon Quest (last entry 4.30pm) 10.00am– 5.00pm
Alnwick Castle Gift Shop 10.00am – 5.00pm
Courtyard Café 10.00am– 5.00pm
Stables Fryery 11.30am – 3.00pm
Fusiliers Museum & Gift Shop 11.00am– 5.00pm

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