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Visit by bus for just £2 each way. Most buses in England are offering £2 Single Fares until 31st December 2024. Our journey planner will show you if your route is included, or you can find a full list of participating operators and routes here.

You can take the train to Alnmouth direct from London, York, Darlington, Durham, Newcastle, Edinburgh and many other cities. Then it’s a 15-minute bus ride and a 10-minute stroll to reach the Castle. 

There are also regular buses to Alnwick from Newcastle and many Northumbrian towns and villages. Our journey planner will show you train and bus times and walking routes.

Cyclists welcome. National Route 1 passes within 4 miles of Alnwick castle. Plan any cycle route to Alnwick here.

A taxi to/from Alnmouth station costs about £10 – call AA Taxis 01665 606060, Knight’s 07760 751667, Sovereign 01665 602200, Wizard 01665 663708

Take a scenic rail journey to Alnmouth on the East Coast Main Line, or enjoy the views from the bus via the coastal villages of Seahouses and Bamburgh.

There are some great value rover tickets, giving you unlimited travel in the area for 1, 3 or 7 days – see Arriva bus website for details.

Here’s some information on accessibility on buses and trains. And here’s information on accessibility at Alnwick Castle.

About Alnwick Castle

A visit to the second largest inhabited castle in England - home to the Duke of Northumberland and his family - gives a unique look 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.

For any queries about visiting contact Alnwick Castle on 01665 511 100 or

Address: Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1NQ. Visit Website