Getting toAlnwick Castlecar-free

1 At a glance

  • train to Alnmouth
  • short bus ride to Alnwick
  • 5-10 min stroll to Castle
  • enjoy 20% off entry*

2 Step-by-step

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

Train times and prices

It's a 7-minute walk to the bus stop (or, once an hour, from a closer stop) - see map.

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

  • Bus times from:
    Alnmouth Roundabout

  • Bus times from:
    Curly Lane (Stand 3)

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

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

  • Bus times from:
    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 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.

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

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

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

Taxi numbers

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

 

Handy Tips

* 20% off castle-only entrance, when you show a bus or train ticket ticket, valid for that day, at the admission hall. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

Member of Historic Houses

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

Visit car-free in 2019!