Visitor Information

Where else could you marvel at the sight of a meerkat riding a camel in front of a 120 water jet Grand Cascade before taking lunch at one of the largest wooden treehouses in the world, nestled 18 meters above the ground? Only at The Alnwick Garden.

Opening times

Visit The Alnwick Garden in Winter
1st February - 28th March
Daily 10.00am - 4.00pm

Visit The Alnwick Garden in Summer
29th March – 31st October
Daily 10.00am – 6.00pm

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.

We also strongly advise that you do not bring your pet on hot days as we cannot guarantee parking will be available in suitable shaded areas. ‘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.

By road

The Alnwick Garden is off the A1 to the North of Alnwick, and is well signposted. The main Garden car park is off Denwick Lane (B1340). The postcode for The Alnwick Garden car park is NE66 1YU (parking charge is £3.00 per car per day).

By bus

Buses connect Alnwick to the surrounding towns and the city of Newcastle. Click here for more information.

By rail

The main east coast line from London to Edinburgh stops at Alnmouth, which is 4 miles away. A taxi or bus can be taken from Alnmouth.

By air and sea

Newcastle International Airport and the Port of Tyne are 35 miles away.

Ticket prices for the Alnwick Garden

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

Ticket Type

Gate Price

Online Price

Adult

£13.20

£12.57

Concession

£11.55

£11.00

Child (5-16)

£4.95

£4.72

Child (0-4)

FREE

FREE

Family

£33.00

£31.43

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Ticket prices for the Alnwick Garden & Alnwick Castle

Tickets to visit The Alnwick Garden & Alnwick Castle include admission to the walled garden, the Woodland Walk the Treehouse, Castle Grounds, Dragons Quest  and the State Rooms. 

Ticket Type

Gate Price

Online Price

 Adult

£28

£25.26

 Concession

 £24

 £21.65

 Child (5-16)

 £12.20

 £11

 Child (0-4)

 FREE

 FREE

 Family

 £70

 £63.16

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Ticket types

 Adult

 

Tickets for those aged 17 – 59

 Concession

 

Tickets for students over the age of 17 in possession of student ID or those over 60

 Child (5-16)

 

Tickets for children aged 5 – 16

 Child (0-4)

 

Tickets for children aged 4 or under

 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 either admissions or the hub

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.

Accessibility

The Alnwick Garden was designed to be as accessible as possible for wheelchair users and can be traversed using smooth solid surfaces – even the ropebridges of the Treehouse are fully accessible.

Visitors with a disability are entitled to concession prices and free access for a carer if needed.

Accessible route maps are available from admissions or you can visit https://www.accessibilityguides.org/content/alnwick-garden

Car Parking

A free car park for Blue Badge-holders is available at The Garden just off Denwick Lane. It is advised that disabled visitors to Alnwick Castle also use this car park and enter the Castle via the pathway through Bowburn Park (the picnic area between the Castle and The Garden).

Mobility Scooter and Manual Wheelchair Hire

Free wheelchair or mobility scooter hire is available but please book in advance by calling 01665 511350. Accessible route maps are also available from admissions.

Assistance Dogs

Assistance dogs are permitted in The Garden.

Treehouse

The Treehouse’s ropebridges and walkways are fully accessible by wheelchair. The upper level of the Treehouse Restaurant (the Nest and the rooftop viewing point) is unfortunately not accessible to wheelchair users.

Please click here for further information on The Treehouse....

Toilets

There are accessible toilets throughout the site, including the Treehouse.

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 - see downloads below.

Eating at the Alnwick Garden

Whether it's a bite to eat in the Pavilion Café with a view of the magnificent Grand Cascade, Fish and Chips in the Dishy Fishy Chip Shop, coffee and cake at The Potting Shed or a decadent banquet in The Treehouse Restaurant - a meal at The Alnwick Garden is sure to be one to remember.

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Gift Shop & Plant Centre

The Alnwick Garden works with local producers to showcase the very best of Northumbrian produce and wares. Shop when you visit us, or drop in when you’re passing. 

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Visitor information

All day car parking for The Alnwick Garden and Alnwick Castle is available adjacent to the site, a £3 cash fee applies, alternatively you can purchase parking in advance.

Dogs, other than assistance dogs, are not permitted within The Alnwick Garden. Some spaces in the main car park can provide shade but availability can not be guaranteed. We do not recommend leaving dogs in a vehicle however there are lovely walks alongside the River Aln offering spectacular views of Alnwick Castle a few minutes walk from the car park, please ask the car park attendants to point you in the right direction.

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

Guided tours of the Poison Garden

Created by the Duchess of Northumberland to drive awareness of the dangers of harmful and illicit drugs, the Poison Garden contains plants such as belladonna, hemlock, tobacco and cannabis.

Free guided tours of the Poison Garden run throughout the day, please make your way to the Poison Garden gate where a queueing system operates.

Group Visits

The Alnwick Garden is a destination of choice for tens of thousands of UK and International visitors each year, many who return year after year.  We welcome and accommodate visitors from Europe, America and Asia and provide translated literature and tours for as many people as we can. 

Please click here to find out more about group visits....

Find your way around The Alnwick Garden

Spring is an exciting time as many thousands of bulbs appear, heralding the start of the new season. The Cherry Orchard is transformed as it becomes a cloud of white cherry blossom, carpeted with thousands of alliums in a sea of purple. Explore the seasonal maps below.

Summer

Autumn

Halloween

Christmas

Winter

Spring

 

Alnwick Town Guide - Spanish

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Alnwick Town Guide - Chinese

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Alnwick Town Guide - Dutch

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