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Newcastle - Alnwick Castle & Gardens (half day)

Home of the Dukes of Northumberland for nearly a thousand years, Alnwick Castle is a treasure trove of history. On this half-day tour you will depart from Newcastle by comfortable motorcoach and drive to the picturesque town of Alnwick.

As you arrive in Alnwick you will view the mighty fortress of Alnwick Castle before walking with your guide to Alnwick’s most recently created attraction, the Alnwick Garden.

The Alnwick Garden is an innovative, imaginative and modern garden. It inspires, educates and captures the imagination of young and old alike. Reflecting the glory and spirit of the earlier gardens on the site, Alnwick Garden uses the talent, expertise and technology of our time. Enjoy a tour of the garden and be sure not to miss the highlight - The Grand Cascade.

Following your tour of the Garden; walk with your guide to visit Alnwick Castle.

This lively, vibrant castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England (after Windsor), and has been home to the Percys, Earls and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309. It has regularly featured in film and television productions over the years, and was seen recently in Elizabeth, Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves and now the location of some of Hogwarts exterior shots such as the flying broomstick scenes.

As well as the usual attractions of an old castle, such as battlements and dungeons, Alnwick has many more things to offer. There is an enviable collection of fine art, including paintings by Van Dyck, Canaletto, and Titian. The Northumberland Fusiliers also house their regimental collection here. Recently the Castle has been used as the location for Hogwarts school in the Harry Potter films.

Enjoy a guided tour of the Castle before returning to your coach for the return drive to Newcastle.

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Tours in Newcastle

Alnwick Castle & Gardens
Newcastle City Tour
Bamburgh Castle & Holy Island
Hadrian’s Wall
Durham City

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