Alnwick Castle: A massive, near 1000 year old, fortress in Northumberland

  Alnwick Castle, England

This afternoon, I am posting information on Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, N.E. England.

Summary facts and information:

  • Located 35 miles north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
  • Original construction dates from 1096 with many subsequent additions and embellishments.
  • Owned by the powerful Percy family since 1309. Descendent, Duke of Northumberland and his family, still occupy part of the castle.
  • Ranks as second largest inhabited castle in England.
  • Has featured in many films and TV shows including Harry Potter.
  • Adjacent to the castle is the Alnwick Garden, the centrepiece of which is a cascading fountain.

Entrance gate at Alnwick Castle

Broomstick flying at Alnwick Castle 

 Broomnstick flying tutors at Alnwick Castle

Colourful gardens at Alnwick Castle


Cascade at Alnwick Castle Gardens


 Alnwick Castle, Northumberland


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