Alnwick Castle, England

This evening, I am posting information on Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, N.E. England.

Summary facts and information:

  • Located 35 miles north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
  • Original construction dates from 1096 with many subsequent additions and embellishments.
  • Owned by the powerful Percy family since 1309. Descendent, Duke of Northumberland and his family, still occupy part of the castle.
  • Ranks as second largest inhabited castle in England.
  • Has featured in many films and TV shows including Harry Potter.
  • Adjacent to the castle is the Alnwick Garden, the centrepiece of which is a cascading fountain.

Entrance gate at Alnwick Castle, England

Broomstick flying at Alnwick Castle, England

Colourful gardens at Alnwick Castle, England

 

Cascade at Alnwick Castle Gardens

 

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England

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