Castle sights in Alnwick
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The outwardly imposing ancestral home of the Duke of Northumberland and a favourite set for film-makers (it was Hogwarts for the first couple of Harry Potter films) has changed little since the 14th century. The interior is sumptuous and extravagant; the six rooms open to the public – staterooms, dining room, guard chamber and library – have an incredible display of Italian paintings, including Titian's Ecce Homo and many Canalettos.
A free Harry Potter tour runs every day at 2.30pm and includes details of other productions – period drama Elizabeth and the British comedy series Blackadder to name but two – to have used the castle as a backdrop.
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