Back by popular demand, Alnwick Castle has a second wizarding week this summer! Starting Bank Holiday Saturday!

So, hunt out your best robes and join the Castle’s wizarding professors for a whole week of spells and sorcery.  Costumed wizards are always especially welcome to join in the fun at Alnwick Castle.

Dare you touch a real-life magical beast? Get up close and personal with quite a variety of creepy creatures in Artisans Courtyard including slithery snakes, terrifying tarantulas and armoured armadillos. Remember, this is not for the faint-hearted...

You can meet lookalike characters inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter and watch a special performance where they indulge in all sorts of mischief, merriment and monkey business.

Learn how to master a broomstick with skilled assistance from the Castle’s wizarding professors. Each class is taught the basics of levitation, on the very lawn where Harry had his first flying lesson!

Discover the locations where Harry Potter scenes were shot and hear behind-the-scenes filming secrets with an entertaining costumed guide on the 'Alnwick on Location' tour. 

And don’t forget to summon some magic and embark on a wizarding adventure through the grounds of Alnwick Castle with the Wizard Trail. Collect a sheet from Artisans Courtyard and see how much you know!

You can enjoy exciting days of weird and wonderful wizardry all this week at Alnwick Castle.  Don’t forget your camera to capture the magic for ever.

And there’s a whole Castle-full of other fun activities and adventures for all the family to enjoy here too.

Will you be daring enough to venture into Dragon Quest to meet the terrifying Alnwick Castle Dragon who lurks deep in the dungeons of Alnwick Castle? Join forces with Harry Hotspur to battle mystical forces, conquer obstacles and prepare for battle with this most fearsome beast! Book your time slot on arrival.

This week, as well as every week throughout the summer, children and grown-ups can make medieval crafts to take home in Artisans Courtyard, play traditional games in the square, choose from wonderful king and queen costumes to wear and take your place on the throne of Hotspur Hall!

For history fans, there are fascinating Historical Tours given by knowledgeable and engaging guides, tours of the magnificent State Rooms and additional on-site museums and exhibitions.  You can discover fascinating stories of the bravery of soldiers from the Northumberland Fusiliers; explore Constable’s Tower, see an ever growing collection of archaeological finds in the Antiquities Museum and delve into the history of the famous Percy family, owners of the Castle for over 700 years. 

You will find a good choice of food, drink and snacks at Alnwick Castle. There’s a smart restaurant – The Courtyard - serving a tasty, affordable menu, with its own bar selling a good range of drinks as well as local brews. There’s a take-away in Artistans Courtyard – The Armoury Takeaway – and a Piaggio cart in the grounds sells hot drinks and snacks.  

All activities are free with admission.  For more information on Alnwick Castle please visit or call 01665 511 100



Alnwick Castle
Castle / Fort
Alnwick Castle

Home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, for over 700 years; Alnwick Castle offers history on a grand scale.



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