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Alnwick Castle - Things to Know Before Visiting

Alnwick NE66 1NQ, UK

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About Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the country and has been home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percys, for over 700 years. 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. t is a Grade I listed building[1] and as of 2012 received over 800,000 visitors per year when combined with adjacent attracti

Attractions Near Alnwick Castle

Bailiffgate Museum
Bailiffgate Museum0.22km from Alnwick Castle

Bailiffgate is an award-winning people's museum, where fascinating stories of the past are told about Alnwick and District. Its Gallery hosts an inspiring programme of art, textile and history-based exhibitions. Established in 2002, it is located in a Grade 2 listed former church in the medieval market town of Alnwick and is a People’s Museum that celebrates and preserves local heritage.

The Alnwick Garden
The Alnwick Garden0.38km from Alnwick Castle

The Alnwick Garden is one of the world’s most ambitious new gardens. The Garden is a space designed to be enjoyed by all your senses, with a collection of over 4,000 plant varieties to discover, thousands of seasonal blooms and countless opportunities to get wet and play in The Garden’s water sculptures. Visitors are strictly prohibited from smelling, touching, or tasting any plants, although some people still occasionally faint from inhaling toxic fumes while walking in the garden.

The Alnwick Garden Poison Garden
The Alnwick Garden Poison Garden0.46km from Alnwick Castle

The Alnwick Garden is one of north England's most beautiful attractions, where acres of colorful plants invite visitors to wander through rows of fragrant roses, manicured topiaries and cascading fountains. But within Alnwick's boundaries, kept behind black iron gates, is a place where visitors are explicitly told not to stop and smell the flowers: the Poison Garden, home to 100 infamous killers.

Hulne Park
Hulne Park0.54km from Alnwick Castle

Hulne Park is a large country park to the north-west of Alnwick, and part of the Duke of Northumberland's estates. It covers about 3,000 acres around the River Aln with grounds landscaped by Capability Brown in the 19th century. The Park consists of estate forestry, farm and sawmills. In the midst of Hulne Park there is a Priory, Brizlee Tower built in 1781 and Alnwick Abbey. One of the iconic attractions in this area and gives people a peaceout from thebusy life.

Hulne Priory
Hulne Priory3.18km from Alnwick Castle

Hulne Priory was founded in 1240 by Carmelite monks, making it perhaps the first Carmelite priory in England. The priory is situated in Hulne Park, a walled park covering several thousand acres which belongs to the Duke of Northumberland and is close to Alnwick Castle. Originally a hunting park, and still used by the Duke for shooting, it now contains woods, moors, stretches of open grassland and Alnwick's home farm.

Alnmouth Beach
Alnmouth Beach6.98km from Alnwick Castle

Alnmouth has a fine beach that is split into three distinct sections within Alnmouth Bay.The main beach and the one used by most visitors stretches from the north side of the mouth of the River Aln, alongside the village and golf course to Marden Rocks. It is very popular with tourists and locals all year round.

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