Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Alnwick Castle

So I am now 24 years old! I have had a lovely birthday weekend with my family and have been truly spoilt.

Every year Peter surprises me with a day out for my birthday. He woke me up on Saturday morning and I rushed to get ready to find out where we were going.

Alnwick Castle!

I went to Northumberland for the weekend last month but the castle wasn't open so I was pretty gutted about it. Sneaky Peter remembered and brought me here for my Birthday day out.

We arrived at lunch time and had a quick stop for a bite to eat in the village. We went to The Olive Branch which I would highly recommend. The best ham and cheese I have EVER had and the staff are just wonderful.

After we refueled we went over to the Castle for a afternoon of pretending I was half princess and half student at Hogwarts.

The castle is really magnificent and there is so much to see. They have small rooms here and there for you to go in and read about the family who live there and have lived there.

It was slightly windy on top!

Some of the Harry Potter scenes were filmed at Alnwick Castle (the broomstick lesson in Philosophers Stone where Malfoy throws Neville’s Remembrall) which is one of the main (only) reasons I wanted to go so badly.

I didn't know though, that the Downton Abbey Christmas 2014 Special was filmed there too.

Obviously the icing on the cake for me right there and I was wondering when I could move in!

If you are ever in the area it is definitely worth a visit, even if you aren't pretending to be a Hogwarts student! 

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