Medieval England. Alnwick Castle guards a road crossing the River Aln. Yves de Vescy, Baron of Alnwick, erected the first parts of the castle in about 1096. It was built to protect England's northern border against the Scottish invasions and border reivers. The castle was first mentioned in 1136 when it was captured by King David I of Scotland. It was besieged in 1172 and again in 1174 by William the Lion, King of Scotland and William was captured outside the walls during the Battle of…

Medieval England. Alnwick Castle guards a road crossing the River Aln. Yves de Vescy, Baron of Alnwick, erected the first parts of the castle in about 1096. It was built to protect England's northern border against the Scottish invasions and border reivers. The castle was first mentioned in 1136 when it was captured by King David I of Scotland. It was besieged in 1172 and again in 1174 by William the Lion, King of Scotland and William was captured outside the walls during the Battle of…

Alnwick Castle in Northumberland - step inside my muggle friends for broomstick training, dragon taming and a date with some knights. From: A weekend trip to Alnwick Castle

A weekend visit to Alnwick Castle, Northumberland

Alnwick Castle in Northumberland - step inside my muggle friends for broomstick training, dragon taming and a date with some knights. From: A weekend trip to Alnwick Castle

Garden tunnel, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England - A tunnel in the back yard!  This would be fun!!!

Garden tunnel, Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England - A tunnel in the back yard! This would be fun!!!

Hogwarts, Harry Potter Castle - Alnwick, Northumberland, England I wanna go there!!!!!

Hogwarts, Harry Potter Castle - Alnwick, Northumberland, England I wanna go there!!!!!

The library of Alnwick Castle - Northumberland, England

The library of Alnwick Castle - Northumberland, England

Alnwick Castle, England

Alnwick Castle, England

Alnwick Garden - The Poison Garden has about 100 varieties of toxic plants, as well as cannabis and opium poppies.    I'd like to see a list of what they have planted there.  Considering the huge number of plants with poison parts I'm surprised they have only 100 or so there.

Alnwick Garden - The Poison Garden has about 100 varieties of toxic plants, as well as cannabis and opium poppies. I'd like to see a list of what they have planted there. Considering the huge number of plants with poison parts I'm surprised they have only 100 or so there.

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England. Three facts: I've been here, Harry Potter was filmed here, and my dad grew up here...not in the castle obviously

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England. Three facts: I've been here, Harry Potter was filmed here, and my dad grew up here...not in the castle obviously

A partial view of the Treehouse in the garden of Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, UK...

A partial view of the Treehouse in the garden of Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, UK...

Dining Hall of Christ Church, Oxford University, England (used in the Harry Potter films).

Dining Hall of Christ Church, Oxford University, England (used in the Harry Potter films).

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