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Our gates are now open, and we’re so looking forward to seeing you visit over these next few weeks.

We have made some changes to The Alnwick Garden experience that will help keep all our visitors safe. All bookings must be made online or by telephone and the site will also be cashless .

Visitors will be required to book their tickets online. Whilst booking you can select the day and the time that you wish to arrive. All Friends of The Alnwick Garden will receive a letter or email shortly with a dedicated phone number and web URL to be able to book your visit slot.

We have also got the official seal of approval from VisitBritain to say that we are following government and industry Covid-19 guidelines.

Keeping the garden in order and clean has been our priority. Therefore we have made sure that all toilets on site will allow visitors to keep socially distant, have additional cleaning and minimise the need to touch doors and other surfaces. Your safety is our top concern and we are taking the time now to make sure we are ready for your return.

2020 Opening Times 



1st July – 31st July 10am – 6pm Daily

1st August – 6th September 9am – 6pm Daily

7th September – 15th November 10am – 4pm Daily

Please note these times may change due to Covid-19 guidance.

16th November – 8th December : 10am-4pm, 10am-6pm Weekends
9th – 23rd December : 10am-4pm Daily;
24th December (Christmas Eve) : 10am-3pm;
26th December – 5th January : 10am-4pm Daily;

At The Alnwick Garden we want all our visitors to enjoy their time with us. For the safety of all our guests, only assistance dogs are allowed into The Garden.

Ball games, roller-blades, skateboards or micro-scooters are not permitted within The Alnwick Garden.

We also strongly advise that you do not bring your pet as we do not allow pets within The Alnwick Garden. ‘Happy Hounds’, located in close proximity to The Garden, offer a day care boarding service to Garden visitors for a small fee, booking is essential: 01665 572425

Getting Here

Just off the A1 and easily accessible by train and bus, The Alnwick Garden is perfectly situated in the heart of Northumberland – away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Click here for maps and directions.

Summer 2020 Ticket prices for The Alnwick Garden : 27th March – 2nd November

Tickets to visit The Alnwick Garden include admission to the walled garden, the Woodland Walk and the Treehouse.

Every penny that’s donated through Gift Aid enables our charity to support the most vulnerable individuals in our Region.  To find out more, please click here

Ticket Type

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Please click here to buy tickets…

Ticket types

Concession – tickets for students over the age of 17 in possession of student ID or those over 60

Child – Tickets for children aged 5 – 16 (children aged 4 or under are free)

Family – ticket to cover two adults and up to four children aged 5 -16

Carers – free tickets for those assisting someone who requires care while they visit. Tickets can be collected on arrival from admissions.

Validate your Alnwick Castle tickets in visitor admissions for unlimited free visits during opening hours for 12 months. For 12 months admission to The Alnwick Garden CLICK HERE to find out more about becoming a Friend of The Alnwick Garden.


There are accessible toilets throughout the site.

Local area

Alnwick is an historic market town with cobbled streets, local independent traders and a so much to see and do.

Within a 5 minute stroll from The Garden you will find yourselves amongst shops, restaurants, coffee shops and galleries all operated by local, independent traders.  But it’s not all just eating and shopping…..

  • Alnwick is home to Barter Books, the largest second-hand book shop in the UK located in a Victorian Railway station, originally opened in 1887. It was here that in 2000, an original WW2 “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster was discovered which has since turned into an International design phenomenon.
  • The Bailiffgate Museum is a peoples museum, showcasing the vast history of Alnwick and it’s surrounding villages throughout the ages. It has been recognised as one of the 25 best places in the country for early years children to visit and there are plenty of dressing up clothes, hands on activities and quirky stories to capture kid’s (and big kids!) imaginations.
  • Alnwick has also hosted a monthly farmer’s market for hundreds of years and still boasts a variety of local traders selling everything from cakes to candles and pottery to pies.

With so much to see and do, Alnwick is a hugely popular destination for visitors from both near and far.

Call in to a local Tourist Information Centre or visit WWW.VISITNORTHUMBERLAND.COM or WWW.VISITALNWICK.ORG.UK for more information and to find places to stay.  There are also guides to Alnwick available in Chinese, Spanish and Dutch.


As you will probably have now heard, we have entered Tier 4.

Unfortunately this means that The Alnwick Garden is now closed until further notice.

We always use January as our month for essential maintenance, so as soon as we know when we can re-open, we will let you know both here on our website and via our social media channels.

For anyone with tickets, please accept our sincere apologies. We will be working through all bookings and contacting you to organise a refund.

Here's to 2021... x