Explore Alnwick

 

Pronounced to rhyme with ‘panic’, that’s perhaps what you would do if you missed out on a visit to this bustling medieval market town.

Twisting cobbled streets with an eclectic collection of individual shops are teamed with some of the country’s top attractions, including Alnwick Castle Dubbed the Windsor of the North, Alnwick Castle was the location for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. Home of the Percy family and Dukes of Northumberland since 1309, alongside is the Duchess of Northumberland’s blooming marvellous creation – The Alnwick Garden.

Dine among the treetops of The Alnwick Garden in the fairytale setting of one of the world’s largest tree houses, or enjoy afternoon tea with a pot of Earl Grey tea, which originates from nearby Howick in a cosy café.

Whether it’s rifling through the shelves of Barter Books, one of the UK’s largest second hand bookshops, housed in the town’s old railway station or catching a performance at Alnwick Playhouse; toe-tapping to live music in a lively inn or exploring the Bailiffgate Museum which brings to life the people and places of Northumberland, there’s always something to do in Alnwick.

One thing is for sure; a magical time awaits you in this spellbinding town.

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Thornbrae Lodge, exterior
Self Catering
Alnwick
Thornbrae Lodge is just a short walk from the heart of Alnwick and offers luxury, self-catering accommodation for up to 4 guests.  ...

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Bed & Breakfast
Alnwick
Traditional fisherman's cottage overlooking the North Sea in a working fishing village. Easy access. Hearty breakfast made with locally sourced produce. ...

Outside The Coach House
Eviivo
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Self Catering
Alnwick
Two romantic cottages with four poster beds, situated in the idyllic Vale of Whittingham, on the fringe of Northumberland National Park, and close to Alnwick and the stunning beaches and iconic castle ...
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Outside Curlews Cottage
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Self Catering
Alnwick
Situated in a quieter part of the historic market town of Alnwick this mid-terraced stone cottage provides comfortable accommodation within a short walk of pubs, restaurants, the garden and historic ...

Outside Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa
Book Online
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Hotel
Alnwick
For a relaxing and luxurious holiday, short break or special event in Northumberland, Doxford Hall with it's superb facilities and excellent location is the perfect choice. ...
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Outside Clover Cottage
Self Catering
Alnwick
Just behind the golden sands of Beadnell Bay and set within the tranquil surrounds and sounds of the countryside, Clover Cottage is a 4 star self catering cottage. ...

Outside Pegasus Cottage
Self Catering
Alnwick
Pegasus Cottage is a delightful 3 star self catering cottage dating back to 1823, recently renovated with exposed stone walls and beams, situated in a prime location adjacent ...

Daffodils and Howick Hall
Garden
Alnwick
Beautiful gardens, woodland walks, sensory garden, a Prime Minister and a famous cup of tea - Earl Grey of course since Howick was his home!  Enjoy Snowdrops, Daffodils, and Rhododendrons in spri ...
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Alnwick Castle Exterior
Group Attraction
Alnwick
Alnwick Castle is the one of the largest inhabited castles in England; it has been home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percys, for over 700 years. Combining magnificent medieval ar ...

Aerial view of Link House Farm
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Self Catering
Alnwick
Linkhouse Farm Cottage is a secluded 4 star self catering cottage situated just behind the beach dunes, resulting in the golden sands of Beadnell Bay being within yards of the property. ...

Broomstick Training
Family event
Join our resident wizarding professors and take part in one of our famous broomstick training sessions ...

Treehouse
Wedding Venue
Alnwick
Nestled beneath The Alnwick Garden's enchanting woodland canopy, The Treehouse Restaurant offers exclusive evening ceremonies complimented by delicious locally produced food, hand selected wines and d ...

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Book Online
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Bed & Breakfast
Alnwick
Delightful 6 bedroom Victorian guesthouse. Tastefully furnished. Large walled garden. Conservation area. 2 min walk to Alnwick town centre; short stroll from Alnwick Castle, Garden and local amenities ...
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The Alnwick Garden Light Show
Family event
The Alnwick Garden has been transformed into a festive delight for the family. Whilst meandering through The Garden at night, enjoy the Christmas lights to truly get you in the Christmas spirit. ...

CRAFTS WITH THE COMPANY OF ARTISANS
Family event
Enter bustling marketplace of Artisans Courtyard and get hands-on with some of the best artisans in the country ...

Outside Garden Cottage
Supercontrol
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Self Catering
Alnwick
Set in the most scenic countryside with outstanding views of 13thC Edlingham Castle and Victorian viaduct, Garden Cottage sleeps 2 (one double bedroom), no steps, own garden. It is equidistant between ...
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Howick Hall Gardens
Group Attraction
Alnwick
Beautiful gardens, woodland walks, Sensory Garden, a Prime Minister and a famous cup of tea - Earl Grey of course since Howick was him home! ...

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Bed & Breakfast
Alnwick
Luxury Country House B&B, with private parking only 400 yards from the Northumberland Coast, set in its own grounds. ...
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Outside Nightingale
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Self Catering
Alnwick
The detached bungalow is tucked away within a peaceful walled garden. Nightingale Cottage offers charm and seclusion yet is within yards of Alnwick Castle and Gardens. The town centre is within easy w ...

MEDIEVAL ALCHEMIST
Family event
Meet Doctor John Greene, the (allegedly...) celebrated medieval alchemist, with lots of peculiar apparatus and bizarre materials! ...

Campsite
Caravan & Camping
Alnwick
Set amidst the beautiful Northumbrian countryside with wonderful views to the sea and surrounding area. We can even boast Dark Sky's - bring a telescope! ...

Treehouse interior
Restaurant
Alnwick
Always featuring local fish and seafood, organic meats from Northumberland’s farmlands and other regional specialities, The Treehouse Restaurant's menus highlight local quality, taste and change ...
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Hollyhocks bedroom
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Self Catering
Alnwick
Hollyhocks is a comfortable, homely Edwardian end terrace two bedroomed house situated in the historic and picturesque market town of Alnwick. The house is an excellent base to explore Alnwick town, t ...

Hedgehope, Alnwick  lovely cosy lounge
Self Catering
Alnwick
Hedgehope is a lovely holiday cottage, sleeping up to three, located within easy reach of Alnwick town centre and only minutes from all the main attractions, including the popular Alnwick Castle and A ...

Aln House Front
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Bed & Breakfast
Alnwick
Beautiful Edwardian house near Alnwick town centre. Tastefully decorated en suite rooms, well equipped. Great breakfasts with varied menu. Non smoking throughout. Parking. ...
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Winter Wonderland Birds
Family event
These magical giant birds with their stunning fanned tails are illuminated for a winter wonderland spectacular as a living example of the song lyric from the Twelve Days of Christmas ‘Two Callin ...

Holy Trinity, Old Bewick
Church
Alnwick
A beautiful ancient church set in a large rural churchyard, an ideal place for quiet meditation. ...

Lemmington Lodge
Supercontrol
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Self Catering
Alnwick
Located amidst beautiful farmland in a peaceful corner of a private country estate, Keeper's Cottage and Lemmington Lodge are the ultimate retreats for those looking to get away from it all. ...

Overthwarts Farmhouse
Self Catering
Alnwick
Overlooking the glorious landscape of Edlingham Vale near Alnwick, this south-facing five bedroom farmhouse is a place where families and friends can retreat and enjoy some together-time amidst the ri ...

Alnwick Garden
Group Attraction
Alnwick
One of the world's most extraordinary contemporary gardens. ...

Sunny Day at Ingram
Church
Alnwick
A beautiful church set in a large rural churchyard, an ideal place for quiet meditation. ...

St Michaels Church in Alnwick
Church
Alnwick
Spacious perpendicular style church with many medieval features, e.g., Hotspur pillar. 1464 charter of Henry VI that two 'burgesses' of Alnwick rebuilt their church. Patronage of Dukes of Northumberla ...

A view of Alnwick Castle
Markets
Alnwick
Alnwick Market Place - Friday & Saturday Visitor enquiries: Alnwick TIC 01670 622152 – Stall enquiries: 01670 825895 Please check with Alnwick TIC to confirm dates & times. ...

Ariel shot
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Self Catering
Alnwick
Wonderful location on a family farm in Northumberland's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A choice of 3 traditional stone cottages and one newly built cottage, which allows wheelchair ...

Halloween At The Alnwick Garden
Family event
The Spooky Trail If you like a good spook come and take a look. Immerse yourself in our Halloween trail around The Garden. The Spook Zone There will be gruesome sights and corpses to behold. En ...

Outside Dunelm
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Self Catering
Alnwick
A bungalow situated on the outskirts of Alnwick in a secluded position down a private drive, there is accommodation for five people. ...

Inside Sea Pink Cottage
Self Catering
Alnwick
Situated within 100 yards of the Beach, and with stunning rolling countryside, Sea Pink Cottage is a wonderfully appointed, newly decorated 4 star self catering property in an unbeatable location. ...

The Alnwick Garden Trust: The Philanthropy that Built The Alnwick Garden
Exhibition
A small exhibition will be displayed in the Atrium at The Alnwick Garden to celebrate the contributions from the people who have made The Alnwick Garden possible, from The Duchess of Northumberland to ...

Outside Alnwick TIC
Tourist Information Centre
Alnwick
Alnwick Tourist Information Centre is well worth a visit to ensure you make the most of your stay in Northumberland. Situated in the heart of Alnwick in the Market Place, the TIC is an accessible buil ...

Dodds Nook, Alnwick
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Self Catering
Alnwick
A cosy stone cottage located in the very heart of Alnwick, on one of its ancient narrow lanes. ...

Outside Brunton House
Book Online
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Self Catering
Alnwick
Enjoy a 5 Star Gold self-catering cottage holiday at Brunton House and Holiday Cottages on a famous Northumberland country estate. North East Tourism and Northumberland Tourism Winners 2017 ... Brunt ...

Have a go Archery
Family event
Follow in the footsteps of soldiers and try your hand at one of England's oldest skills. ...

Weddings at The Alnwick Garden
Wedding Venue
Alnwick
A place where love is inspired to blossom in one of world’s most contemporary and breath-taking gardens. A true place of beauty, where freedom and creativity meets captivating panoramas generati ...

The Lodge
Eviivo
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Bed & Breakfast
Alnwick
 Base for corporate events, cycling, equestrian events, golfing, family gatherings, film crews, fishing, paraglyding, shooting parties, vintage cars, walking parties and wedding pa ...
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House via Appletree lawn
Book Online
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Bed & Breakfast
Alnwick
Delightful Edwardian Villa, tastefully furnished. Private Parking; quietly situated in a leafy suburb of Alnwick.  Just 10 min walk to town centre, Alnwick Castle, Garden and local amenities. ...
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RAPHAEL FALCONRY
Family event
Step into the world of medieval falconry with two of the country's finest historical falconers. ...

The Hogs Head Inn
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Inn
Alnwick
Welcome to the award-winning Hog’s Head Inn at Alnwick. Inside, you'll find a contemporary, friendly inn serving homemade food all day, every day from breakfasts and lunches to light bites and e ...
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Front Sentry Cottage
Supercontrol
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Self Catering
Alnwick
LUXURY SELF-CATERING cottage in historic Alnwick. Next to Alnwick Castle & Garden's & Barter Books. Online Booking and availability see website. Private parking for 1 car. Wi-fi. ...

The Alnwick Garden Spooky Walk
Outdoor Event
As the darkness of the night crawled over The Garden a change in the air starts to happen. A once beautiful and enchanted place changes into a hideous zombie infested realm. Are you brave enough ...

Stunning views from Dene View Cottage
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Self Catering
Alnwick
Fantastic, panoramic Views. Ten minutes drive from Alnwick. Dene View is all on one level.  Equipped with all the modern amenities required for a comfortable and relaxing stay. ...

The Hogs Head Inn
Pubs, Bars & Inns
Alnwick
Named after the Inn in Harry Potter books, The three star Hog’s Head Inn is just a short drive from Alnwick Castle – or Hogwarts in JK Rowling’s tales of the boy wizard and his frien ...
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cosy fireplace
Sightseeing and Leisure
Alnwick
A great place for book lovers, with a large selection of paperbacks, hardbacks, collector's editions in a beautiful building (formerly Alnwick railway station).  The Station Buffet in the former ...
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Alnwick Farmers Market
Markets
Alnwick
On Market days you can buy local produce, find a bargain and enjoy the genial atmosphere in the Market Place. ...

Water features
Garden
Alnwick
One of the world's most extraordinary contemporary gardens. ...
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Swimming Pool
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Self Catering
Alnwick
Breamish Valley Cottages presents award-winning luxury self-catering holiday cottages near Alnwick in Northumberland, where spectacular comfort and elegance is complemented by a superb indoor hea ...
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Birdsong Cottage
Book Online
Bed & Breakfast
Alnwick
Boutique. 2 Ensuite rooms  - Haven with balcony & hot tub . Swallows Rest with west facing patio. Near Alnwick and Northumberland coast AONB  ...
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Whylde
Nature and Wildlife
Alnwick
The pure-bred survivors of the wild white cattle herd which once roamed the forests of Britain. ...
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Forge Lounge
Self Catering
Alnwick
A wonderfully positioned property situated within the grounds of Lemmington Hall. Forge Cottage (formerly the home of the local blacksmith) has been lovingly restored to provided luxury self catering ...

Your Tour Guide Robert Lundgren Jones
Tours, Tour Guides and Courses
Alnwick
We provide bespoke guided coach and walking trips around Northumberland for small or large groups & societies.   ...
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Outside The Old School in Howick
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Self Catering
Alnwick
Superb listed building, once the school for Howick Village, and a free pass to nearby Howick Hall Gardens and woodland walks included in stay. The stunning north Northumberland Coast only 400m aw ...

Riverside - Outside
Self Catering
Alnwick
Situated on the banks of the River Breamish/Till within the scenic Harehope Estate. The cottage will sleep up to 10 guests. ...

Bulb Planting
Family event
You can make The Alnwick Garden blooming marvellous by planting bulbs. We need your help to plant 25,000 Jonquila ‘Pueblo’ bulbs in our Cherry Orchard. ...

Outside Campion Cottage
Self Catering
Alnwick
Situated within 100 yards of the beach and surrounded by rolling countryside, Campion Cottage is a wonderfully appointed 4 star self catering property situated just to the back of Beadnell Bay sand du ...

A Christmas Soirée at Charlton Hall
Music & Dance
Alnwick
Celebrate the festive season in style this December at Charlton Hall. Enjoy a sparkling drinks reception, a delicious 3 course dinner then party the night away with a live DJ set in our magical glass ...

Bedroom 1
Self Catering
Alnwick
This delightfully converted two-storey stone built 3 star self catering cottage provides splendid holiday accommodation in an exclusive location in the heart of the Northumbrian countryside. ...

Front View
Bed & Breakfast
Alnwick
Cedar Cabin is a new, fully heated and insulated, quality Swedish log cabin with fantastic views from the deck of the North Northumberland coastline. ...

Alnwick Castle
Historic sites
Alnwick
Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the UK; home to the Percy family for over 700 years and film location for Downton Abbey and Harry Potter's Hogwarts.  ...
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White Swan Hotel
Group Accommodation
Alnwick
Set in the heart of the historic market town of Alnwick and only a stone's throw from Alnwick Castle and Gardens, The White Swan is a charming 300 year old coaching inn that blends its unique heritage ...

Forgotten Garden Adventure Golf
Family event
Once Upon a time in The Alnwick Garden there was a huge shudder and the ground began to move and shake. They called upon ‘the fairest of them all’ to find a solution to the moving ground, but ...

Christmas Belles
Family event
Summon the spirit of Christmas past with these charming Christmas Belles. Our joyous duo shimmer scarlet with waving gold ribbons and ring out yuletide chimes of good cheer with syncopated hand ch ...

Medieval crafts and dressing up
Arts and Crafts
Budding knights and princesses can dress up in medieval finery and meet the squires and ladies of the castle ...

Alnwick Castle Grounds
Garden
Alnwick
Parkland, Gothic tower, lovely views and good walking. No dogs, cycles or vehicles are allowed in the park. ...
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Swansfield Stables
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Self Catering
Alnwick
Edge of Alnwick, ten minutes walk from the town and a short drive out to the sea and open countryside, two historic and distinctive properties, with large garden – the Cart Shed for five and the ...

Alnwick Youth Hostel
Free to Book
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Hostel
Alnwick
Located in the heart of Alnwick, once the town’s Court House built in 1856, the accommodation offered today by Alnwick Youth Hostel is far more comfortable. We offer a selection of dorm bed ...

Welcome to Bailiffgate Museum
Museums and galleries
Alnwick
Bailiffgate Museum brings to life the people and places of North Northumberland in exciting interactive style. Art and history-based exhibitions are staged in the gallery. ...
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The Armstrong's Household & Farming Museum
Museums and galleries
Alnwick
North Charlton has become the home of a very special museum - a unique collection of artifacts which chronicle the history and heritage of this part of Northumberland, built up over the last 25 years ...

Double Ensuite Bedroom
Bed & Breakfast
Alnwick
A warm welcome awaits in our luxurious  country house bed and breakfast with easy access to Alnwick and the coast.  Comfortable accommodation in 5 spacious, well appointed rooms. Almost 2 ac ...

External View
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Bed & Breakfast
Alnwick
Set in a conservation area overlooking St.Paul's Church and within two minutes walk from the shops and restaurants. Takes its name from the Archery practice that took place outside the town wall where ...
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Outside Penthouse Apartment Craster Tower
Eviivo
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Self Catering
Alnwick
Penthouse apartment in historic Craster Tower, above picturesque fishing village. Sleeps eight. Centrally heated. Two bathrooms and additional shower room. ...

Redfoot Lea
Free to Book
Bed & Breakfast
Alnwick
Redfoot Lea is a recently converted farm steading that boasts panoramic views and combines modern and traditional features to create a warm and friendly atmosphere. ...

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