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“Great Day out ”
Review of Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle
Ranked #5 of 43 things to do in Alnwick
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Alnwick Castle is one of the largest inhabited castles in England. Home to the Duke of Northumberland's family, the Percys, for over 700 years, it has witnessed drama, intrigue, tragedy and romance. From stunning art collections and sumptuous State Rooms to medieval crafts and Potter-inspired magic, a visit to Alnwick Castle fires the imagination.
Useful Information: Stairs / lift, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The castle and guides were great, had a full day out here. Lots to see and views stunning from the castle which is really well kept and family pictures made it feel homely.

The gardens are a must see they were the best I have visited. The poison garden and the guide was really interesting and fun.

Thank 77Emma
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled a long way to visit Alnwick Castle ,as 2 concessions we were shocked at the admission prices £26 each to visit the castle and gardens ,we felt that was too expensive so chose to visit just the castle ,again disappointing very little open to see ,I am sure that we can’t be the only ones deterred by the high cost , I think that the admission charges should be reviewed by the powers that be !

1  Thank Dunkit
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AlnwickCastleInfo, Administrator at Alnwick Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your visit, and I am very sorry to hear that you felt disappointed.

We believe that as Alnwick Castle is value for money and provides visitors with a vast array of free daily activities, as well as numerous external performers throughout the season including Falconry, Jesters and Potter-inspired Characters, ticket pricing reflects exceptional value for a world-renowned tourist attraction.

Our admission price entitles ticket holders to undertake the following free daily activities; Dragon’s Quest, Broomstick Training, Crafts, Medieval Dress-up, the Fusiliers and Castle Museums, as well as Film Location, Historical Grounds and State Room Tours. We very much hope that you were able to take advantage of all these activities available.
Visitors are also entitled to validate their admission tickets to provide 12 months unlimited access during Alnwick Castle’s opening periods. Those whom purchase tickets online are entitled to receive a 10% discount on admission price, if booked more than 24 hours in advance, providing further outstanding value.

Once again, we apologise for your disappointment and hope we shall welcome you again in the future.
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not great value for the price probably better if with children because of Harry Potter connection. Food reasonably priced and good. Thought the gardens were the highlight.

Thank Glenda W
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a truely special place. It's a huge castle, you can just feel the history as you walk around. There's lots of helpful staff that must work very hard to keep the place.
When you go inside the castle you feel like you're in the grandest of homes, it's utterly gorgeous.
The gardens and grounds are fab, picnic tables, small tractors for toddlers to ride, swing chairs to rest in as you walk up a hill. It's just a lovely place to visit, hard to see it all in one day really.
The poison garden is very interesting with a 20 min guided tour in groups of 20, waiting by the sign at the gates. The guide knew so much.
We can't wait to go back : )

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have wanted to visit the castle for some time but as my husband wasn’t interested, I went alone while he explored the town. Consequently I felt a bit pushed for time but took the film location tour and looked at the state rooms. All very interesting but felt I missed quite a lot and the entrance fee is quite high for a short visit.
It is an impressive sight.

Thank RATSOMATIC
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