About HARRY POTTER: Alnwick Castle and Gardens
Your tour starts from Platform 9 3/4 … maybe! Kings Cross Station was used to film the departure of the first year wizards as they gathered to board the Hogwarts Express bound for Hogwarts School. Board the high-speed train and enjoy the English countryside as it flies by. Upon arrival at Newcastle you will be transferred by bus to the mighty fortress of Alnwick Castle.
This castle is the largest inhabited castle in England, and has been home to the Percys, Earls and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309. It has regularly featured in film and television productions over the years, and was seen recently in Elizabeth, Robin Hood – Prince of Thieves and now the location of some of Hogwarts exterior shots such as the flying broomstick scenes.
The castle grounds are a place of beauty and the 12-acre garden has been recreated by the present Duchess who has transformed it into a contemporary and exciting garden. A definite must is the vast Grand Cascade tumbling down into a pool.
After your visit to Alnwick you catch the train from Alnmouth for your return journey back to Kings Cross Station at about 21.00hrs.