Before you go, good to know...
Alnwick castle, home of the Duke and Dutchess of England is the second largest inhabited castle in England. It is a majestic setting in the quaint town of Alnwick England and a popular film location. It has been home to many university students over the years as St. Cloud State University of Minnesota has rented part of the castle since the early 80's. Wendy lived there in 1984-85.
Although an adventure, the castle is NOT a hotel and not for everyone. There are understandably restricted private areas, areas open to the public for tours, and SCSU's space which is set up as student housing. If you choose to stay at the castle, we want you to understand and agree to the amenities (or should I say lack of!). Thus, please view all this material on this page prior to reserving your room.
The castle is walking distance to the town of Alwnick and there are nearby eating places available for lunch and dinner. A continental breakfast will be available at the castle. You will also have access to a community kitchen with a refrigerator should you wish to purchase some of your own groceries.
Optional Coastal Castle Excursion
Coastal Castles (Click on buttons to right for more on each.)
The Northeast coast is the hidden gem of England. The Coastal Castle day trip will explore two different medieval castles and the city of Craster. As one of the sites of the War of Roses, Dunstanburgh Castle is set on the cliff edge of the North Sea and has important historical and archaeological aspects. Walking along the 1.4 mile sea coast, participants will have the opportunity to explore the fishing town of Craster, possibly one of the most scenic fishing villages in all of the UK and home of the Craster Kippers! Further down the coast, this tour will end at Warkworth Castle. A Percy family strong hold and the backdrop to Shakespeare’s Henry IV Part 2.
Once we have registrants, I will update this page with a registration option, date/time of tour and what is included per person. It will likely be scheduled for the leisure day or one of our half-days.