Information about Parking in Alnwick
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Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England and is considered one of the UK’s most significant heritage destinations.
The iconic property has been home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percys, for over 700 years.
In recent years the castle has also been used as a location by a number of film and television productions, including Harry Potter films, Transformers V The Last Knight, and ITV’s Downton Abbey.
The castle grounds have also provided a magical setting for a number of concerts, featuring big names such as Il Divo, Simple Minds, Tom Jones and Madness.
Alnwick Castle is less than 4 hours by train from London. The nearest airports are Newcastle International Airport (40 minutes by car) and Edinburgh Airport (less than 2 hours by car).
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Parking at Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castle is located just off the A1 in the heart of Northumberland.
There is parking on site which is open from 10am during the season. Parking costs £3 per vehicle for the day. Only cash payments are accepted.
The postcode for the castle car park is NE66 1YU.
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Getting to Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Castle is less than a mile off the A1. Follow the signs to the main carpark which is located off Denwick Lane (B1340). The postcode for the car park is NE66 1YU.
The East Coast mainline from London to Edinburgh stops at Alnmouth station, which is four miles from Alnwick. You can plan your train journey here.
It is approximately a five-minute walk to the castle from the bus station, where you can access buses to surrounding towns as well as the city of Newcastle (the X15 and X18 buses both run from Haymarket bus station). You can plan your bus journey here.
Disabled Parking in Alnwick Castle
There are 6 designated disabled parking spaces at the entrance to the castle on Castle Square (Satnav code NE66 1NG).
Additional disabled parking is available in the main car park on Denwick Lane at The Alnwick Garden.
Unfortunately, due to the historic nature of the castle, disabled access is limited in some areas. You can view a full accessibility guide here.
Alnwick Castle offers free admission for one carer per disabled visitor who purchases a concession ticket.
Electric vehicle charging stations are available at several locations in the Alnwick area. The closest one is at the Greenwell Road Car Park (NE66 1HB).
A network of all electric vehicle charging points in the UK can be found on the government's Go Ultra low website.
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Can I get married at Alnwick Castle?
Yes, the castle has function rooms for hire for weddings and other private events.
How far are the Alnwick Gardens from the Alnwick Castle?
They are both right next to each other. You can buy a ticket for the castle and garden combined and get a 10% discount.
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