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Alnwick Castle

Castles & Country Houses, Gardens & Parks, Private Collections
Alnwick Castle, dating back to 1096, is the home of the Dukes of Northumberland (the Percy family). Surrounded by its 2 parks and the separate Alnwick Garden, the castle is open to the public in summer.

The castle became even more famous after it was the for the Henry Potter films.

Although owned and managed today by a separate trust, the recent revival of the Alnwick Gardens could be materialized thanks to the initiative and donations of 17 ha (42 acres) and £9 mio by the Ducal family, including the garden expertise of the Duchess of Northumberland herself. The total costs mounted to £42 mio. Today the garden includes various themed plantings designed around a central water cascade with electronically controlled fountains. 

The park was designed by Lancelot Brown c1760 and contains a bridge by Robert Adam. There is also an 'Italian' garden was made in the nineteenth century and the old vegetable garden has been made into a modern garden by the late well known Belgian garden architect Jacques Wirtz.

There is plenty to visit at Alnwick with its stunning family collections, the staterooms, the three museums...

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Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle and Gardens
NE66 1NQ
United Kingdom