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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Outside Doxford Hall Hotel and Spa
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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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Fighting Knights
Family event
Hear Alnwick Castle’s wall ring once again with the sounds of clashing steel in this gripping performance of epic proportions. Witness the drama, pageantry and passion as two armoured knights in ...

Medieval Siege: Castle Under Attack
Family event
Learn how to successfully storm Northumberland’s finest fortress with a variety of historical artillery at your disposal.  ...

The Percy Past Trail
Family event
Explore the grounds of Alnwick Castle and stumble upon some extraordinary and formidable figures of days gone by. ...

Weddings at The Alnwick Garden
Wedding Venues
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 ...

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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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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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. ...

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. ...

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! ...

Birdsong Cottage
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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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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. ...

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

Percy Tenantry Volunteers
Family event
Witness history in action with Northumberland’s finest local volunteer artillery regiment! Observe thrilling live firing displays and military drill re-enactments, performed by the Duke of North ...

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. ...

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

The Art of Dressage
Family event
Witness an exquisite display of beautifully maintained horses, demonstrating the movements, airs and graces, that have made dressage as we know it today! Experience the art of dressage being brought ...

Treehouse interior
Restaurants
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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Peterkin the Jester
Family event
Experience fun filled family entertainment, fit for the aristocracy of Northumberland, with our resident jester’s hilarious blend of medieval comedy, magic and occasional mischief! Whether wobbl ...

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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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. ...

Alnwick Spring Show
Shows & Displays
Alnwick
Spring flowers galore, Floral Art and Cookery sections. Plants for sale, Local crafts and stalls, Children's section. Refreshments available. ...

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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Jesting With Zooted
Family event
Experience fun filled family entertainment, suitable for aristocracy of Northumberland, with this eccentric duo’s side-splitting theatrical performance of visual and verbal comedy!  ...

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 ...

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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Artisans Market
Family event
Enter Northumberland’s most bustling medieval marketplace and take the opportunity to get hands-on with some of the country’s most skilful artisans! ...

Knight School
Family event
Join Northumberland’s finest medieval knights for a fascinating armoury demonstration, with the opportunity to handle their armour first-hand, or stumble upon a medieval princess and learn what ...

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. ...

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 ...

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. ...

Easter 2019 at Alnwick Castle
Family event
Witness spellbinding sorcery, astonishing experiments and hilarious theatrics this Easter at Alnwick Castle.  ...

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 ...

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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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 ...

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 ...

The Alnwick Joust 2019 at Alnwick Castle
Family event
Observe one of Northumberland’s most contested tournaments, with armoured knights engaging ruthlessly in England’s oldest sport! ...

Bunks
Self Catering
Alnwick
Cosy cottage & bunkhouse in the heart of Northumberland National Park. Peaceful surroundings & gorgeous views The Cheviot Hills. ...

Medieval Camp
Family event
Explore a band of merry peasants bustling medieval encampment and take the opportunity to handle artefacts of authentic origin. Discover Rosa Mundi’s extensive variety of fascinating medieval s ...

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. ...

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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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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. ...

Front of House
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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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! ...

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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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 ...

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 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 ...

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. ...

LT's Weekly Alnwick Tour
Tours, Tour Guides and Courses
Alnwick
Award-winning, fun and informative guided coach and walking tour experiences in Northumberland including Harry Potter and Viking tours ...
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Intro to Hogwarts led by Ron
Guided Walk/Tours
  Join us as we combine the historical importance of Alnwick Castle and fascinating anecdotes of the Percy Family with the wonderful magical world of Harry Potter. Every Tuesday and Wednesday.&n ...

Wizarding Week
Family event
Put on your most enchanting robes and join our resident wizarding professors for some magical mayhem! ...

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

Exterior Viewfield bungalow
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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 ...
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Potter Inspired Characters
Family event
Put on your most enchanting robes, summon your favourite wand and come meet the characters likened to those from the magical world of Harry Potter. ...

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

This August at Alnwick Castle
Family event
Attend one of Northern England’s most thrilling spectacles as armoured knights engage in full combat on horseback.  ...

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 ...

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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Hotel front
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Hotel
Alnwick
High standards and excellent facilities with the added warmth of a family-run hotel. Two fine restaurants. Close to beach. ...
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Medieval Music by Trouvere Minstrels
Music & Dance
Discover soothing entertainment of a medieval style, amidst the spectacular setting of one of Northumberland’s, as well as England’s, finest castles. ...

Outside Brunton House
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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 ...

Live Firing Drill
Shows & Displays
Witness a spectacular display of military grade firing demonstrations, performed in the shadow of the majestic Alnwick Castle! ...

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 ...

Welcome to Bog Mill Cottages
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Self Catering
Alnwick
Picturesque stone farm cottages overlooking the peaceful River Aln. Walking distance from bustling market town of Alnwick. Perfect location to explore coast & countryside. ...

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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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Treehouse
Wedding Venues
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 ...

House via Appletree lawn
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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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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. ...

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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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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Northumberland Pride
Outdoor Event
Alnwick
Join us for Northumberland's 2nd LGBT+ event. Promoting visibility and equality for the LGBT+ community in Northumberland. The event will feature entertainment on our main stage (local artists and cha ...

Water features
Garden
Alnwick
One of the world's most extraordinary contemporary gardens. ...
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Lemmington Lodge
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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. ...

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.  ...

Brahms German Requiem
Music & Dance
Alnwick
Alnwick and District Choral Society presents Brahms German Requiem - Brahms own personal interpretation of the Requiem, using the Lutheran Bible with texts from the Old and New Testament. ...

Longbow Demonstrations
Family event
Observe incredible feats of skill during our live-action longbow demonstrations, with the entertaining master archer Andy Rice. Often the weapon that determined the outcome of many of medieval England ...

The Medieval Alchemist
Family event
Discover mysterious medicines, peculiar concoctions and bizarre apparatus with Dr John Green, the most celebrated medieval alchemist in the entire land (allegedly…)!  ...

1919 Peace Celebration
Outdoor Event
Join Alnwick Castle for our centenary commemoration, celebrating the enactment of the Treaty of Versailles which officially brought an end to WWI.  ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Birds of Prey
Shows & Displays
Witness an exceptional display of medieval falconry, worthy of entertaining the old Earls of Northumberland, from two of the country’s finest historical falconers. ...

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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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 ...

Alnwick Youth Hostel
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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 ...

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 ...

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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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. ...

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 ...

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