Getting toAlnwick Castlecar-free

1 At a glance

  • Train to Alnmouth
  • short bus ride to Alnwick
  • 5-10 min stroll to Castle
  • 20% off with your bus ticket!

2 Step-by-step

There are fast direct trains to Alnmouth from Newcastle, Edinburgh, London and other cities. National Rail

It's a 7 minute walk to the bus stop (hourly bus from closer stop, Curly Lane) - see map

X18/X20 Arriva buses run every half hour (hourly on Sundays). The journey to Alnwick takes about 10 minutes.

  • Live bus times:
    Alnmouth Roundabout

  • Live bus times:
    Curly Lane (Stand 3)

From Alnwick bus station it's a 5-10 minute stroll to the Castle - see map.

Alternatively, if you’re coming from Newcastle (especially if you’ve got a bus pass!), you may like to travel all the way on the X15/X18 bus from Newcastle Haymarket bus station.

  • Live bus times:
    Newcastle Haymarket (stand Q)

About Alnwick Castle

A visit to the second largest inhabited castles in England - home to the Duke of Northumberland and his family - gives a unique looks inside a living castle. Explore the ornate state rooms with ornate carved and painted ceilings and silk-covered walls.

The castle is also famous for recent appearances in the Harry Potter films - younger visitors will enjoy Broomstick Training and other adventures.

  • County: Northumberland
  • Address: Alnwick NE66 1NQ
  • Refreshments: Choice of cafes and eateries on site
  • Car-free offer: 20% off with a bus ticket

3 Plan your car-free journey

Reverse Route

About Alnwick Castle

A visit to the second largest inhabited castles in England - home to the Duke of Northumberland and his family - gives a unique looks inside a living castle. Explore the ornate state rooms with ornate carved and painted ceilings and silk-covered walls.

The castle is also famous for recent appearances in the Harry Potter films - younger visitors will enjoy Broomstick Training and other adventures.

  • County: Northumberland
  • Nearest town: Alnwick
  • Refreshments: Choice of cafes and eateries on site
  • Car-free offer: 20% off with a bus ticket
Bike routes

NCN Route 1 passes within four miles – you can leave it at Longhougton to reach Alnwick along roads – here’s the route.

Handy Tips

Member of Historic Houses

Look out for the Good Journey Mark – where car-free visitors are welcome and enjoy a discount