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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…

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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

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

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Alnwick Castle

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

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