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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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Janice invites you to stay in her spacious recently refurbished home by the water's edge of the beautiful Aln Estuary. Combining superior accommodation with superb value. Our dining-room and 1st floor ...
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The best choice of over 500 outstanding holiday cottages in prime locations throughout Northumberland. Est. 1981. ...

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Ferrysyde is a spacious 3 storey Edwardian house located next to the beach with each room having stunning estuary views. ...
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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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A stylish two bedroomed cottage and separate one bed studio apartment in Alnmouth overlooking the golf course and sea beyond. ...

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