Saturday, 5 May 2018

Alnwick Castle

Events coming up at Alnwick Castle:

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This season at Alnwick Castle

On top of our already action-packed programme of daily activities, we have an exciting itinerary of themed events happening throughout the season!

Seasonal Highlights 

Sword stuck in the grass in front of a castle
Siege: Build & Destroy
5th - 7th May
'Company of Artisans’ tell us how to build a castle... and ‘Reach the Core’ show us how to destroy it! It’s all great fun with ‘have-a-go’ siege weapons.
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Knight on Horse back
The Alnwick Joust
26th - 29th May
Your chance to see one of medieval Alnwick’s most thrilling spectacles as armoured knights engage in full combat on horseback. Great fun and excitement for all the family.
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Two men holding rifles
Napoleonic Skirmish!
30th June - 1st July
History is brought to life as Napoleon's army advances on the Castle... only the Durham Light Infantry stand in their way in this thrilling re-enactment.
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Great War Week
23rd - 27th July
Travel back to 1914 and discover what life was really like during WWI. Join soldiers on the lawn, inspect their uniforms and discover what their day to day life really consisted of. 
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Fool's Week
29th July - 2nd August
Whether balancing on stilts, juggling or fire-eating, our resident fools, Zooted and Devilstick Pete will have you thoroughly entertained! 
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Knight in shiny armour with sword
Knight's Week
4th - 10th August
Find out what it was like to be a medieval knight: feel the excitement of fully armoured single combat, see incredible feats of skill with the longbow, learn about armour and have a go at maille making!
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Woman dressed in Medieval clothing
Medieval Life Week
11th - 19th August
An entertaining cast of characters show you what life was really like in the Middle Ages; from skilled artisans and expert falconers to artful jesters and a frankly inexplicable alchemist! 
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Open books
Storytelling Week
20th - 24th August
The stage is set! The audience gathered! The Alnwick Castle Performers Guild are here to entertain you with stories and plays that are sure to amuse and amaze!
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Wizarding Week
28th August - 1st September
Put on your best robes and join our resident wizarding professors for a week of magical mayhem! Please note: This event is not associated or endorsed by Warner Bros. or J.K. Rowling. 
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Daily Highlights 

Children flying broomsticks
Broomstick Training
Join our resident wizarding professors and take part in one of our famous broomstick training sessions.
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Dragon breathing fire
Dragon Quest
Join forces with Harry Hotspur and the Dragon Catcher to battle mystical forces, conquer challenging obstacles and come face to face with a terrifying Dragon.
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Follow in the footsteps of many soldiers who have lived at the Castle over hundreds of years and try your hand at one of England's oldest skills. 
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Tour guide talking to group
Alnwick 'On Location' Tour
Hear behind-the-scenes filming anecdotes as an entertaining costumed guide provides you with an engaging tour of the cinematic locations within its walls.
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Historical Grounds Tour
Hear stories from the long and eventful history of Alnwick Castle as you walk the grounds with one of our knowledgeable guides.
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State Rooms
State Rooms
Discover the lavish Italian Renaissance style interiors of the State Rooms. 
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To find out more about any of the events listed above, or to view the full 2018 programme of events click below

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