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.

Also of interest


Looking for inspiration...

  • Town: Alnwick
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  ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 194 reviews

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 ...

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 ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 1975 reviews

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 ...

Hotel front
Book Online
Grading starGrading starGrading star
Hotel
Alnwick
High standards and excellent facilities with the added warmth of a family-run hotel. Two fine restaurants. Close to beach. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 854 reviews

Outside Dunelm
Grading starGrading starGrading star
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. ...

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 Percy Country Dog and Hound Show
Shows & Displays
Alnwick
...

Cambridge Prime Brass
Music & Dance
Alnwick
This highly acclaimed ten-piece ensemble  was formed in 1989 and since then has become a conductor-less dectect. ...

Poppy patio
Self Catering
Alnwick
Just behind the golden sands of Beadnell Bay and set within the tranquil surrounds and sounds of the countryside (brand new as of September 2011) this 4 star self catering property makes it easy to un ...

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. ...

My Fair Lady
Music & Dance
Alnwick
Now in its 31st year - the award winning Alnwick Stage Musical Society proudly presents Lerner & Loewe’s beloved musical masterpiece ...

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 ...

Ariel shot
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
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 ...

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.  ...

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

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

living room
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
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. ...

Grill Bar
Restaurant
Alnwick
We serve the best of local, fresh seasonal produce prepared and cooked fresh to order. Wide vegetarian menu. ...

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

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 ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 1291 reviews

Mother's Day Sunday Lunch at Alnwick Castle
Food Event
A superb three-course Mother's Day Sunday Lunch to be held in the Guest Hall at Alnwick Castle ...

Outside Lumbylaw Cottage
Supercontrol
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Self Catering
Alnwick
Set in the most scenic countryside with outstanding views of 13thC Edlingham Castle and Victorian viaduct, Lumbylaw Farm (South Devon cattle, sheep and arable) has 2 traditional cottages to sleep 6 (2 ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 45 reviews

Stunning views from Dene View Cottage
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
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. ...

February Half Term Activities
Family event
Double up this February Half Term and make a full day of it at The Alnwick Garden. ...

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 ...

Feast of Fiddles 25th Annual Tour at The Playhouse Alnwick
Music & Dance
Alnwick
A band of friends that puts on a show of huge dynamic range performed with passion, joy and a liberal dose of fun. ...

Exterior
Self Catering
Alnwick
A real taste of Northumberland’s unspoilt countryside, Old Mill is situated within the idyllic Breamish Valley on the edge of the Cheviot Hills, and just 2 miles away from Northumberland Nationa ...

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. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 3981 reviews

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

Callaly Cottage
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Bed & Breakfast
Alnwick
Beautifully tranquil in idyllic countryside by Thrunton woods. Light & spacious ensuite rooms. Offering B&B, massage therapies & packed lunches.  Recommended by Country Living.  ...

Outside Nightingale
Grading starGrading starGrading star
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 ...

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 ...

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

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. ...

Potter-Inspired Characters
Family event
Put on your best robe and meet characters inspired by the magical world of Harry Potter! ...

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. ...

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 ...

Exterior Viewfield bungalow
Grading starGrading starGrading star to Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Self Catering
Alnwick
We are a family run business which provides great family holidays, as well as "get away from it all breaks" for all ages and have 30 years of experience on which to call when we welcome you to Village ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 265 reviews

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. ...

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

Daffodils and Howick Hall
Garden
Alnwick
Beautiful gardens, woodland walks, a Prime Minister and a famous cup of tea - Earl Grey of course since Howick was his home!  Enjoy Snowdrops, Daffodils, and Rhododendrons in spring; Tulips in th ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 458 reviews

Jesting with Zooted
Family event
With a hilarious blend of comedy, TRICKERY, fire-eating and sword-juggling, Zooted never fail to entertain and amaze. ...

exterior
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Bed & Breakfast
Alnwick
5 Star Gold Award Breakfast Award luxury B&B, with private parking only 400 yards from the sea, set in its own grounds. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 105 reviews

Thimble Kitchen
Self Catering
Alnwick
Thimble Cottage, a grade II listed property perfectly suited to couples with the style and feel of a traditional countryside lodge. Located within the grounds of Lemmington Hall, the property boasts a ...

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

The Northumbrian Ranters
Music & Dance
Alnwick
With their choice of traditional music from both Northumberland and beyond, Northumbrian Ranters’ concert has always been a festival highlights ...

Lemmington Lodge
Supercontrol
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
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. ...

PETERKIN THE JESTER
Family event
Peterkin is a jester of international repute, an unrivalled historical comedian. ...

An Evening of Sacred Music
Music & Dance
Alnwick
North Wales Opera Studio presents an evening of some of the most moving and spiritual sacred music. ...

Spring Show
Shows & Displays
Alnwick
Spring flowers, food and floral art exhibits including children's entries. Plants for sale. Trade stands. Refreshments available ...

Outside Curlews Cottage
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
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 ...

Your Tour Guide Robert Lundgren Jones
Tours, Tour Guides and Courses
Alnwick
We provide guided coach and walking trips around Northumberland for small or large groups & societies.   ...

Button, Lounge
Self Catering
Alnwick
The perfect retreat for couples, Button Cottage is a cosy ground floor property on a small footprint but with charm and character in abundance. Located within the grounds of Lemmington Hall, just 4 mi ...

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 ...

Howick Hall Gardens
Group Attraction
Alnwick
Beautiful gardens, woodland walks, a Prime Minister and a famous cup of tea - Earl Grey of course since Howick was him home! ...

House via Appletree lawn
Book Online
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
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. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 610 reviews

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! ...

Adventure Northumberland collage
Adventure Sports
Alnwick
Adventure Northumberland - Activities for families, children and adults. Coasteering, Kayaking, Canoeing, Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking and more. Prices from £35 ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 41 reviews

Whylde
Nature and Wildlife
Alnwick
PARK REOPENS ON 14 APRIL 2014 The pure-bred survivors of the wild white cattle herd which once roamed the forests of Britain. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 107 reviews

Outside Garden Cottage
Supercontrol
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
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 ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 45 reviews

Austin Gunn and Friends - Spring Serenade
Music & Dance
Alnwick
Austin and his guests have chosen a programme of song that will usher in the sweetness of spring! ...

Aerial view of Link House Farm
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
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. ...

An Opera Gala Evening
Music & Dance
Alnwick
North Wales Opera Studio presents, under the instruction of professional soprano Anne Williams-King, an evening of magnificent music. ...

Outside The Old School in Howick
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Outside Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa
Book Online
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
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. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 1308 reviews

Haydn's
Music & Dance
Alnwick
Alnwick and District Choral Society, together with guest soloists and instrumentalists, present Haydn's "The Creation" ...

Outside Coastguard Cottages
Self Catering
Alnwick
Two well-appointed cottages situated in a small traditional Northumberland fishing village. Built c1825. Splendid views over beach to castle. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 2 reviews

TROUVÈRE MINSTRELS
Family event
Be transported back to medieval times with the Trouvère Minstrels' traditional musical performances. ...

exterior
Book Online
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
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 ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 531 reviews

The Lodge
Eviivo
Grading starGrading starGrading star
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 ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 292 reviews

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 519 reviews

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

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 ...

Hollyhocks bedroom
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
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 ...

Garden 1
Garden
Alnwick
One of the world's most extraordinary contemporary gardens. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 3658 reviews

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

RAPHAEL FALCONRY
Family event
Step into the world of medieval falconry with two of the country's finest historical falconers. ...

Alnwick Music Festival
Music & Dance
Alnwick
An 8 day festival of music, song and dance with performances on stage in the Market Place and other venues. ...

Outside The Coach House
Eviivo
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
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 ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 8 reviews

The Hogs Head Inn
Grading starGrading starGrading star
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 ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 543 reviews

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. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 144 reviews

Woodville
Bed & Breakfast
Alnwick
Woodville is ideally situated close to the Northumberland coast offering comfortable and relaxed en-suite accommodation all on one level.  ...

External View
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
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 ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 383 reviews

Swansfield Stables
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 ...

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. ...

exterior
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
Bed & Breakfast
Alnwick
Guesthouse with large private car park on the main road into Alnwick from the south. Friendly welcome. Clean accommodation at sensible prices. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 173 reviews

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 ...

Alnwick Castle Grounds
Garden
Alnwick
Parkland, Gothic tower, lovely views and good walking. No dogs, cycles or vehicles are allowed in the park. ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 105 reviews

Alnwick Youth Hostel
Free to Book
Grading starGrading starGrading starGrading star
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 ...

Results: 94

Search for accommodation

Search for things to do

Search for events

Photo Gallery

Alnwick Castle
This is Alnwick Garden
Spellbinding adventures

Sign up for our newsletter


Discover our skies at #NlandStars


Discover our dark skies at #NlandStars
Tourist Information Centres in Northumberland
Late availability noticeboard