A perfect destination for a day trip from Newcastle in the beautiful countryside is Alnwick Castle.
The Alnwick Castle was built immediately following the Norman conquest and since then has been renovated on various occasions. Today the castle is home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland and it’s the second largest inhabited castle in England.
This amazing medieval castle has been at the centre of many of the country’s famous historical events and is the setting for many film and television productions. Apart from being used for exterior and interior shots of Hogwarts school of magic in Harry Potter films, it also appeared in other screen classics like Blackadder, Elizabeth and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.
But the castle is not just a famous film location. You will be amazed by the architecture, from the ramparts to the magnificent interiors of the state rooms. You’ll also find a lot of activities based around the castle.
The Alnwick Castle also offers a lot exhibitions, fine art treasures, and has a number of great children’s activities and special events.