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Alnwick Castle, Alnwick

Must see · Castle · Tourist Spot
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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  • Impressive building. However, £8 to get into the grounds. Not clear from the website what this included. We discovered that if you wanted to visit the state rooms, add £12. If you want to visit the...  more »
  • Expected to be able to spend least half a day at Alnwick Castle and ended up spending no more than an hour! Paid £8 for entry and thought that was reasonable. No where on booking online did it show.....  more »
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  • Looked absolutely stunning from the outside and the town was nice to wander around but the castle didn't let dogs in. Not just the castle (which is fairly standard) but also the grounds which is a great shame. It also looked fairly pricey to get into but that's pretty standard with any national trust place.
  • Well worth a visit, lots to see and do. Has days with exhibitions on, we say one about Harry Potter's life. Good day had by all, worth visiting whilst it's dry though.

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