Alnmouth village

The picturesque village of Alnmouth

Gaily painted houses strung along the north bank of the River Aln estuary welcome you to picturesque Alnmouth, the Tobermory of Northumberland. Once an important grain port, a ferocious storm on Christmas Eve in 1806 altered the course of the river, stranding the harbour and changing village life forever.

Go sand castle building on the curved beach to the north of the estuary, popular with families playing beach games.

Head south of the river if you’re looking for a little more wilderness. Bump along a track off the A1068 to an English Heritage car park. Tricky access is rewarded with a deserted beach between Alnmouth and Warkworth. Call into bite-size museum The Ferryman’s Hut, thought to be the smallest museum in the country. Until the 1960s this mini-museum was used by ferrymen rowing passengers back and forth across the Aln.

Horse riding in Alnmouth

Horse riding along the coastline at Alnmouth beach

Wildlife is in abundance here. Falling within the Northumberland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, marvel at the diverse collection of bird and wildlife species here.

Cycle the Alnmouth way along the Castles Cycle Route or plan to hole up here for a night or few walking the St Oswald’s Way and North Sea Trail. Visitors are made to feel welcome in this vibrant seaside community. Wake up to estuary views in one of Alnmouth’s bed and breakfasts.

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Charles Dickens House is in the picturesque village of Alnmouth within a short stroll from the River Aln and beach. ...
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Spacious farmhouse with beautiful views of Alnmouth and Warkworth Bay 2 miles away. A warm welcome is assured great breakfasts with a Northumberland flavour. ...
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Riverside Lodge is a 2 bedroom cottage (sleeps 4) situated directly opposite Alnmouth beach and estuary with stunning views.Access to the beach is within 20 metres and the village shop, pubs, res ...
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Situated on the magnificent Northumberland Coast, in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Foxton Hall provides the perfect base to tour the delights of Northumberland. ...

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