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Alnwick Castle and Harry Potter

    Stay at Baileygate House for Alnwick and Harry Potter!

    Many of our family guests come to Baileygate House to visit Alnwick Castle which has been the venue for Harry Potter filming and Alnwick Castle continues to attract visitors who will recognise the setting and be stimulated by the historic interiors which evoke Harry, Hermione, Ron and Hogwarts!

    Whether you have driven to Alnwick, or arrived by train from Kings Cross and the departure point of Platform 9¾, you will be able to walk to the magnificent west gate barbican of Alnwick Castle from Baileygate House –  about 3 minutes walk.

    West barbican gate to castle: The castle was used as a real setting venue for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.  Broomstick lessons for Harry Potter and Harry and Ron Weasley’s  flying car crash scene from these  movies were filmed at the castle.

    Alnwick Castle was also the setting for filming of the comedy historical series Blackadder and for the historical drama Elizabeth.

    Nearby Bamburgh Castle hosted the filming of Elizabeth and Robin Hood. See for some amusing mishaps on how footage has mistakenly included contemporary features.

    Witchcraft, wizardry, ghost hunting, ogres, mythical beasts all feature in the Castle and Gardens ongoing programmes throughout the year. See the events pages at :

    But the real life history of the castle is a match for Harry Potter and JK Rowling’s books. A visit will inform you in vivid detail of the 700 years of sometimes bloody history of the Percy family including the exploits of “Harry Hotspur” the son of the first Earl who was famed for his forays into battle with the Scots – and given a character in Shakespear’s Henry IV.

    A very good insight into a real living and spooking castle is not far away at Chillingham castle: see