Day Out | Alnwick Castle (Hogwarts)

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(photobombed by old men. again.)
Jacket ASOS / Dress TopShop / Scarf Primark / Bag Mulberry / Jewellery T:S / Sunnies RayBan / Boots Office

I know I look a bit crazy wearing a leather jacket and a scarf when the skies and blue and the sun is shining but I really did feel cold that day! This is one of my favourite outfits lately. The dress is from TopShop and I only bought it three weeks ago but I can’t seem to find it on the website now.  If you’re quite tall, this would be really really short on you but it’s technically a tunic, not a dress – so it was in the “Tops” section of the website. I have found this similar alternative though, it is the same style and same shape but the pattern is paisley instead of florals. It’s is sheer, and there’s a big slit at the back so you’d need to wear a leotard underneath. 
We visited Alnwick Castle in Northumberland and more excitingly, it’s best known for being the filming  location of Hogwarts, The School of Witchcraft and Wizzardry – the exterior of it anyway! It’s also the location of when they had broomstick lessons and Quidditch matches. I didn’t know this until the day we got there and my dad told me. You can have your own broomstick lessons and get involved with the various Potter-themed activities that goes on daily, it’s great fun for both kids and Harry Potter fans. The inside of the castle is stunning, so grand and regal. No photography was allowed so I have no images of this to show you 🙁 There’s a really beautiful garden to visit too. Tickets for the castle and the garden can be purchased separately, if you only have time to go to one or the other. We purchased a combined ticket, which is also a year-round pass (a good deal!). We had a great day, wandering around and taking it all in, and of course there was a few minutes spent in the gift shop where I found the coolest glasses case with cat eyes on hem! I almost bought them but I don’t tend to use the cases, the glasses are always on my face!

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53 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    9th September 2012 / 1:15 pm

    oh I'd love to go there ! you outfit is so cute, and the old men in the background are hilar ! x
    thebeautyheroes.blogspot.co.uk

  2. Anonymous
    9th September 2012 / 1:31 pm

    Amazing post, I love you dress !
    I've been to this castle too when I was younger a friend and I were very disappointed the staircases didn't actually move.

  3. 9th September 2012 / 1:36 pm

    What a lovely outfit! I love the print of that dress/tunic. But boy am I jealous!! I'm such a Harry Potter geek and I would love to see that castle one day! 🙂

  4. 9th September 2012 / 1:42 pm

    I love your leather jacket! How exciting to visit the lace harry potter was filmed !!!

  5. Anonymous
    9th September 2012 / 2:00 pm

    That tunic looks so cute on you as a dress! Im 5ft 8 so i have to wear mine with skinny jeans 🙁 I love how you paired it with the leather jacket and booties x

  6. Anonymous
    9th September 2012 / 2:38 pm

    Can't believe you went to Hogwarts. You look amazing too <3 xo

  7. Anonymous
    9th September 2012 / 2:50 pm

    Looks gorgeous! I'm not usually one for sight seeing of this nature, but I'll admit that the Harry Potter element would draw me in! xoxo

  8. 9th September 2012 / 2:51 pm

    Love your outfit! And that is amazing! I can definitely tell which parts are in the harry potter film! So cool! xxx

  9. 9th September 2012 / 3:09 pm

    Alnwick is one of my favourite places in the entire world, my parents only live about 20 minutes away. Northumberland is such a beautiful county its sad I never really appreciated it until I moved away to Leeds! The gardens are truly beautiful aren't they? The deadly garden with all the poisonious plants is my favourite bit, and its amazing to play in the water fountains on a really hot day.

  10. 9th September 2012 / 3:35 pm

    you look super pretty doll! The castle is so picturesque! aha love the old men photo bombing you! I LOVE tunic tops as dresses because I am a fellow shortie, perfect! Oh that case is SO you! x

  11. 9th September 2012 / 3:37 pm

    Beautiful photos and loved your outfit! It looked like such a nice day! I'd love to visit somewhere like that.

    a-la-foliee.blogspot.com

  12. 9th September 2012 / 3:40 pm

    I love your outfit!
    I have to say aswell, your cat is absolutely adorable. What breed is he?

    Beth
    xx

  13. 9th September 2012 / 4:29 pm

    I love your outfit and the castle looks so pretty! I'd love to go there to look around x

  14. 9th September 2012 / 4:42 pm

    Ah, another place that I need to visit as well. I love the jacket btw 🙂
    Kay.

  15. 9th September 2012 / 4:45 pm

    I'm secretly jealous of your visit!!! Will have to go sometime and see the inside of the castle 🙂 x

    jaynemaree.blogspot.co.uk

  16. 9th September 2012 / 4:46 pm

    I've been looking at this top online for ages now! Looks so lovely on you 🙂
    x

  17. 9th September 2012 / 5:11 pm

    Just came across your blog and I love your style! New follower 🙂 The castle looks amazing! Hope you had a fab day out!

    indiansummeronline.blogspot.com X

  18. Anonymous
    9th September 2012 / 5:23 pm

    You always look SO cool! Love these photos, especially the second to last one 🙂 x

  19. 9th September 2012 / 5:35 pm

    I need to get myself to Hogwarts… looks beautiful!
    Love your jacket, bought a similar one last week in Republic and am dying to wear it but the weather just doesn't seem to understand that at the moment (not that I want the blue skies to disappear!)
    Kaz x
    sunshine–days.blogspot.co.uk

  20. 9th September 2012 / 5:55 pm

    I love this topshop dress… amazing castle

  21. 9th September 2012 / 6:12 pm

    I totally didn't realise that's where they filmed it, I always thought it was in Scotland for some reason. Great photos though, I do love a castle, have since I was a little kid.

    That cat-face picture is a bit amazing 😉

    http://www.rafflesbizarre.blogspot.com

  22. 9th September 2012 / 6:41 pm

    Cool! I love castles! 🙂

  23. 9th September 2012 / 7:02 pm

    STUNNING! I am so jealous, I have never been the biggest HP fan, but I have always wanted to visit the castle. the architecture is beautiful and an amazing site to see.

    xxx emma kathleen
    fashionalization

  24. 9th September 2012 / 7:09 pm

    Never been to Alnwick Castle but it looks beautiful! love ur outfit as always! 🙂 x

  25. 9th September 2012 / 8:14 pm

    So so pretty! x

  26. 9th September 2012 / 8:36 pm

    beautiful photographs, I reckon I'd be quite good at flying a broomstick! haha love the cat eyes x

  27. 9th September 2012 / 10:13 pm

    Wow amazing photos!! I need to visit that castle. Love the photos you always take great photos!

  28. 9th September 2012 / 11:49 pm

    I love your dress and boots! I am the biggest Harry Potter fan in the world, so jealous that you visited Alnwick Castle. It looks so beautiful.

    x

  29. 10th September 2012 / 12:57 am

    This dress is absolutely GORGEOUS! I absolute hate you for two reasons – 1 its not available and 2 ITD NEVER FIT ME ANYWAY! I hate being 5'9" sometimes. But instead I shall adore your gorgeous self in it. You look timeless yet again, absolutely yum! Lovely lovely face. *creep*

    Also, I'm ridiculously jealous of the location too – So I sent this to Dan hoping that his love for castles will make him agree to come to hogwarts with me 😉

  30. 10th September 2012 / 7:26 am

    the photos look amazing and so does your outfit!! I wish I could go there someday <3

  31. 10th September 2012 / 8:39 am

    OMG. *.* Hogwartssss!!! I wish I was in your shoes right now. I'd probably geek out and go all Hermione like there and wear a robe of some sort to the place as well. XD

  32. 10th September 2012 / 11:47 am

    thanks for visiting our blog 🙂
    Looks like such a pretty and lovely place to visit. Would love to go! Love your jacket x

    Lola x

  33. 10th September 2012 / 7:25 pm

    Ha! That cat photo is well good. I so wanna go and visit there, love Haz Pozza.

    vivthediv

    xxx

  34. 10th September 2012 / 7:34 pm

    Alnwick is such a beautiful place! Did you make it to the bookshop? I LOVED it in there. Exciting about the Hogwarts location too. I visited it with an ex-boyfriend and he told me we should get married there – full-on haha! But I was considering it just for the location…

  35. 10th September 2012 / 8:20 pm

    thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! yours is wonderful, i love it! you have really nice style as well 🙂 x

  36. 10th September 2012 / 8:33 pm

    Mega cute outfit! Love it! I went to Alnwick Castle a few years ago and loved it, the gardens were so beautiful and liked all the Harry Potter info. The tree house was great too.
    Lianne x
    rubyrubyslippers.blogspot.com

  37. 11th September 2012 / 11:46 am

    Aaaahhh beautiful! I love everything related to UK! To travel there is one of my dreams! :*

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  38. 11th September 2012 / 12:04 pm

    Wow, I would love to visit Hogwarts (because we all know wizards ARE real and the book was a cover up). Haha!
    Your outfit is lovely! xx

    myprettymummy.com

  39. 11th September 2012 / 8:29 pm

    Sooo jealous you got to visit Hogwarts! I wear leather jackets year round so I'm not judging 😉

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

  40. 11th September 2012 / 10:59 pm

    Holy moly, I want to visit there! As if you dad knows so much about Harry Potter, I am in awe!! Your dress is super pretty and your photos are sooooo lovely!

  41. 12th September 2012 / 4:14 pm

    Beautiful dress 🙂 these pictures are gorgeous! x

  42. 16th September 2012 / 7:07 pm

    pretty dress! looks great paired with the tights and jacket

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