Secrets of Alnwick Castle Library

Alnwick Castle Library contains one the most important collections of books and manuscripts in private hands, with approximately 21,000 at Alnwick and approximately 14,000 in the main library.

Succeeding Earls and Dukes have built this collection over many centuries, each of them adding volumes of work reflecting their own interests.

Luckily for us The Duchess has given us access to some of these amazing books and over the next few weeks we will bring you exclusive poisonous extracts from some notable botanical and herbal books.