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Located in England, Alnwick Castle is a beautiful landmark that can be found near the town of Alnwick. Although it has been a major tourist destination for years, there are still many hidden details about this historic property that are worth learning.

Long Library

Located in the Northumberland county of England, Alnwick Castle is a historic property. It was built in the 12th century and has been home to the Percy family for over 700 years.

The Percy family were one of the most powerful lords in northern England during the Middle Ages. They descended from the great-grandmother of Charlemagne. The Percy family fought against Scots, French, and English during the Wars of the Roses.

The Percy family was also involved in the Magna Carta. They were one of the 25 barons appointed by King John to enforce the charter. Their family history dates back to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.

The family was a major force in dethroning King Richard II. Henry the 1st Earl of Northumberland played a huge role in defeating King Richard II.

Green Drawing Room

Located in the Northumberland countryside, Alnwick Castle is one of the most historic stately homes in England. It has a history of more than 900 years and is still home to the Percy family today. The current Duke of Northumberland and his family live in a part of the castle.

The interiors of the castle have been remodelled over the centuries. The state rooms are decorated in Italian Renaissance style. Walnut doors, with their elegant carvings, are a striking feature of the rooms. The grand fireplaces were imported from Italy.

The Library is the Percy family's favourite room when they are at home. This room features a marble fireplace. The ceiling is carved and there is a massive overmantel mirror. The room also contains a number of decorative paintings.

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Located on the grounds of the medieval Alnwick Castle, the Treehouse is a real structure. It's also a great place to eat! It's the largest treehouse in the world. The complex is built from Scandanavian redwood and Canadian cedar. It's a real adventure area, with a learning centre, cafe, meeting rooms, and a 6,000 sq. foot interior.

The Treehouse Restaurant is a unique dining experience. The menu is designed to use the best British produce. The restaurant features hand-carved wooden tables, thick tree trunks, and a log fire in the middle. It is also home to live music on Wednesday evenings.

The Cocktail menu is also a nice touch, and pays homage to the Duchess of Northumberland. It includes the aforementioned 'Treehouse' - a white and dark rum cocktail.

Broomstick flying lessons

During the making of the Harry Potter films, Alnwick Castle was the location for several scenes. This enchanting location has been featured in other high-end productions as well. It is also one of the UK's most important historic locations.

A visit to this location is the closest you can get to a real life Harry Potter experience. It is home to some of the most famous magical professors in the world, including Madame Hooch, who taught Harry Potter and his friends how to fly a broomstick.

During filming, Alnwick Castle did not close to the public. But after the Government announced plans to ease restrictions, the castle will be buzzing with fun and entertainment for visitors in the years to come.

The first flying lesson that Harry and his friends learn is held in the Outer Bailey. This is a good spot to practice mounting and dismounting a broomstick.

Alnwick Castle

Filming locations

Located in the Northumberland region, Alnwick Castle is the home of the Percy family. The Percys have owned the castle for more than 700 years. They are known as the 'Lions of the North'. They played a significant role in the Civil War.

The castle is open for visitors. Visitors can take a guided tour, which is free. The tour lasts about 30 to 45 minutes. It is a good idea to book the tour in advance. The tour is available daily.

A guide will also give you information about the various films that were filmed at Alnwick. These include Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, and Downton Abbey.

A number of television shows were filmed at Alnwick, including Blackadder. Kevin Costner starred in Robin Hood - Prince of Thieves, which was filmed at the castle.

Alnwick Castle excursions with a guide

Whether you're a fan of history, art, or a good story, Alnwick Castle excursions with a guide are a great way to spend a day. The historic castle is located in Northumberland, and is one of the most significant heritage destinations in the North of England.

The famous castle was built by the Normans during the 11th century, and is located on the border of Scotland and England. Currently, it's a popular tourist attraction. During the tour, you'll learn about the castle's history, and the people who have lived there over the centuries. You'll also enjoy a tour of the grounds, including the state rooms.

You'll also get to see the beautiful gardens, which include the Grand Cascade and the Poison Garden. There are plenty of peaceful pathways, and a bamboo labyrinth.

During the tour, you'll hear stories about the villains and heroes who have called the castle home. You'll also learn about the medieval elements and neoclassical designs.

The castle has been home to successive generations of the Percy family, and has served as a military outpost, as well as a royal residence. Today, the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland live in part of the castle. They believe that it's more important than any other castle in the country.

Alnwick has appeared in several movies, and is a key filming location for the Harry Potter series. It has been used as a film set for many other shows, including Downton Abbey.

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