Alnwick Castle

Written by Marian Nicol. Posted in Local Area

About the castle..

  • The magnificent Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in England, the first being Windsor Castle, and has been the home of the Percy’s, Earls and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309.
  • The earliest mention of Alnwick Castle in the history books appears soon after 1096 when Yves de Vescy became baron of Alnwick and erected the earliest parts of the Castle.
  • The Castle was first restored by the 1st Lord Percy of Alnwick in the early 1300's and portions of this restoration remain today, including the Abbot's Tower, the Middle Gateway and the Constable's Tower.

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