Alnwick Castle, Northumberland
© Alnwick Castle
- Alnwick Castle is Britain's second largest inhabited castle; home to the Duke of Northumberland's family for over 700 years. Combining magnificent medieval architecture with sumptuous Italianate interiors, Alnwick Castle starred as Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films and more recently featured in ITV's Downton Abbey. The lavish State Rooms boast one of the country's finest private art and furniture collections, including works by Canaletto, Titian, and Van Dyck. Budding knights and princesses can dress up and get hands-on with history, or even take part in broomstick training with Alnwick's wizard professors!