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Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Category Museums & Galleries, For the Family, Historic Sites
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Alnwick Castle is over 1000 years old and it remains today as one of the largest inhabited castles in the UK.

Today, the 12th Duke and Duchess of Northumberland still live inside the keep, and several of the castle’s towers are open to the public as museums or are used for records, archives and storage.

Repairs still take place to ensure that the walls and towers remain secure and strong, but happily the drawbridges and other defenses are no longer used to repel outsiders – everyone is welcome!

Art and Collections

At Alnwick Castle, you will discover one of the finest private art collections in the country, accumulated by generations of the Percy family on their travels around the world.

As well as the beautiful furniture, sculpture and plasterwork, visitors have the chance to gaze upon paintings by a variety of acclaimed artists, from Canaletto to Turner.

Knight's Quest

Dress up in medieval finery and meet the characters of the castle as you join the hustle and bustle of medieval life. Become an artisan apprentice in our marketplace, play traditional games in the square, practise your knightly skills in the lists and take your place upon the throne!


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