It is possible to enter Alnwick Castle, but we thought it would look more attractive from afar. It did. But it was a miserable old day to go tramping across the fields to get our view. And we nearly came a cropper when we found a field run-off had turned into a small river. Anyway, we first went into Alnwick Castle gardens. Not much to see at this time of year, but they have a nice tree house.
And there is the castle eventually from the middle of the fields.
You probably now recognise it as the place that Harry Potter learned quiddich. There are statues on all the corners of the battlements.
And this is the stream!
You may have read that the road south from Alnwick was blocked by floods while we were there. We were in effect trapped. Although I can't think of a nicer place to be trapped. Except perhaps the Maldive Islands. Anyway, you can see how much rain has been falling round there. That is the back road to the castle on the right of the pic. I think the gate is open!