See Harry Potter and Downton Abbey sets in Alnwick

Alnwick, Northumberland

Relive scenes from hit TV shows and movies in the magnificent setting of Alnwick Castle, a popular destination for film crews.

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Harry Potter had his very first Quidditch lesson here in the grounds of Alnwick Castle. And it’s not hard to imagine that the impressive building houses the same magic and mystery as Hogwarts – especially because you can now have a broomstick training session here too!

If you’re a fan of stylish TV series Downton Abbey, you may remember ‘Brancaster Castle’, actually Alnwick Castle, where the Crawley family stayed during season five’s Christmas special. Head downstairs to the renovated servants’ quarters and drift through the lavish State Rooms, daydreaming that you’re Lord or Lady Grantham.

Explore the Downton Abbey exhibition, which features photography, costumes and props used during filming, then move your tour outside to the gardens, designed by famous English landscaper Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. 

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.

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