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Alnwick Castle (Alnwick)
Member Name: Misterlak
Alnwick Castle (Alnwick)
Advantages: beautiful location with beautiful history
During the summer we have visitedno the castle of Alnwick. The Alnwick Castle is actually the place where the first two movies of Harry Potter have been filmed and that's something we officious wanted to see! The castle is close to the town of Alnwick and about one mile of the highway. There is parking spaces at the castle which are sufficient and free! The castle itself isn't free and costs around 12 pounds to entry for adults.
When you drive up to the castle you can already see it from far and it's breathtaking. The castle is completely surrounding by a wall and has large gardens around it which gives it a more dramatic effect. The Duke and Duchess of Nothhumberland are still living here so you can't see the entire castle.
There is still plenty to see and you have access to the library which is filled with more than 16.000 books. Very impressive and beautifully decorated with ladders to climb up the bookcases. There is a large sitting area which is decorated in a dramatic Italian renaissance kind of way with beautiful furniture. You have the dinning area which has a breathtaking fireplace made of marble. There are lots of old painting and the tables is beautifully decorated with porcelain and chandeliers. You have the carriage house with a large collection of carriages from the nineteen century and lots more.
You can easily spend a good few hours here and it really depends of how much you like history because there's a lot to be found and everything has a story behind it. It's truly a interesting family.
There is a beautiful restaurant where you for 2.40 pounds can have a ham sandwich / salad and there are other more expensive sandwiches and hot dishes. There are also complete menus but we haven't had them. There are several toilets and when I used them they looked clean and fresh.
I think the castle is really worth the trip if you are in the neighborhood. There is lots more to see than just a beautiful building. There are museums where they show the military history and also a part where they show Roman findings. The castle has become more famous because of the Harry Potter movie but it's nice to see that they stayed true to themselves and the beautiful history.
Summary: Alnwick castle
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