Alnwick Castle

The estate called Alnwick Abbey in the Imposters series is based on the real and historical Alnwick Castle. Standing as a beacon of history and heritage, Alnwick Castle captures the beauty of medieval grandeur. Often referred to as the “Windsor of the North,” the castle mesmerizes with its towering stone walls and sprawling green grounds. If it looks familiar, it may be because it was also used as a filming location in the Harry Potter films! The castle is the residence of the Duke of Northumberland, and it is as much a place of wonder as it is of learning ~ the manor hosts educational programs and engaging tours that whisper tales of centuries past.


Craster Tower

Fairfax Tower is based on a real location as well ~ Craster Tower, located near Alnwick, UK. If you peek into the layers of time, Craster Tower presents an intriguing fusion of eras. Originally a 14th-century pele tower, the later additions made in the 18th and 19th centuries have shaped its unique architectural character. The tower, with its blend of antiquity and elegance, stands as a testament to the resilience and evolution of Northumberland’s historical narrative. And the really fun thing? You can stay at Craster Tower through AirBnB!



Brimming with the lively hum of market-town life, Alnwick’s town centre beckons with a blend of traditional and modern charms. Independent boutiques, old-fashioned pubs, and cozy cafés line the cobbled streets, creating an atmosphere of warm familiarity. Yet the town centre’s vibrancy is contrasted by the quiet grace of historical sites like the Bailiffgate Museum and the serene Alnwick Garden.


Alnwick Garden

The Alnwick Garden, with its lush landscapes and stunning water features, is an oasis of tranquility nestled within the town. It’s a blend of contemporary architecture and innovative horticulture, showcasing a fascinating array of plants and flowers. For those seeking both the serene and the unusual, the Garden’s poison section offers a unique, if slightly macabre, attraction. This garden wasn’t yet created when The Imposters is set, but it’s certainly a draw for tourists today!



The northernmost county in England, Northumberland abuts the Scottish border. With a rugged coastline along the North Sea, the ruins of Hadrian’s Wall that marked the edge of the Roman empire, and many stunning sights that are both natural and manmade, Northumberland is a beautiful destination spot. Known for its warm (rather than hot) summers and cool-to-cold winters with occasional snowfall, as with much of England, visitors could well experience hints of all four seasons in a single day in this region!

More from the world of the Imposters

There’s So Much to Explore!

Learn more about the Edwardian circus that defined the Imposters’ childhood, get fashion tips from Lady M, explore the theater of the day, meet the team, pet the animals, go behind the Top Secret stamp to learn about intelligence in the early 20th century, train yourself to be a private investigator, and dive into some fun and games!