Northumberland castle among nine in Europe 'well worth a visit'

A north Northumberland landmark has featured in a blog by airline KLM featuring 'nine stunning European castles that will enchant your imagination'.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 27th February 2016, 12:17 pm
Updated Saturday, 27th February 2016, 12:20 pm
Our Northumberland's Top 10 Castles supplement from last year.
Our Northumberland's Top 10 Castles supplement from last year.

Alnwick Castle is number two in the article, published earlier this week, alongside eight others from Scotland, France, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Romania.

The entry reads: 'You may know Alnwick Castle under the name of Hogwarts. That’s right, this castle was used as one of the shooting locations for the Harry Potter movies.

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'Nowadays the 12th Duke and Duchess of Northumberland live in the castle with their children. It has been their family home for more than 700 years. Alnwick is the second-largest inhabited castle after Windsor Castle.

'Fortunately for us, parts of it are open to the public. The castle has a lot of activities such as performances by fire-eaters and knights. Children can even take broomstick lessons.'

Last year, we ran a reader poll to find out your favourite castles in Northumberland. Bamburgh Castle came out on top with Alnwick only in fourth behind Edlingham and Warkworth.