Walk through history and admire world-class art at this fascinating castle, then stroll through spectacular floral displays at The Alnwick Garden.
Alnwick Castle, the second-largest inhabited castle in England, has been home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percys, for over 700 years.
Within its walls, discover the stories of drama, intrigue and extraordinary people. Learn about a gunpowder plotter, visionary collectors and medieval England’s most celebrated knight, Harry Hotspur. Ogle the lavish Italianate State Rooms, filled with one of the country’s finest private art collections including works by Canaletto, Titian, Van Dyck and JMW Turner.
While you’re here, don’t miss The Alnwick Garden, an extraordinary contemporary estate where you can explore the tranquil Cherry Orchard, exciting Grand Cascade and intriguing Poison Garden. Alnwick also has one of the world’s largest tree houses, home to a chic and lofty restaurant.
Alnwick is in northeast England, 35 miles (56km) from Newcastle. Trains run from London to Alnmouth, 4 miles (6.5km) from Alnwick, in 3 hours 40 minutes.