Alnwick District Council
Alnwick District Council


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Tel code: 01665 | code search
Postcode: NE66 | code search
Population: 8000
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Alnwick History
Birthplace of:
George Airy
Thomas Cobden-Sanderson

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Food Legends:
Alnwick Stew
Folk Customs:
Allendale Tar Barrel Carrying
Northumberland Clog Dancing
Shrovetide Football at Alnwick

Alnwick Events

Warkworth Flower Show
Whittingham Show

Alnwick Christmas Lights

Christmas Market
The Big Winter Adventure

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Howick Hall Gardens
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"Before we opened the door we could hear the shouty little man. and this was just the start of what was to come. He sat down with us for 10 ..." More

White Swan Hotel
"Good Points: The ceiling leaked on the first night - but we ended up in the honeymoon suite for the last two nights. Excellent care by staff. Bad Points: No lift. General ..." More

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Lying in the heart of Northumberland just 30 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne is the District of Alnwick. Stretching from the unspoilt wilds of the Northumberland National Park to the outstanding beauty of the Heritage Coast, the region has everything for a perfect holiday. Rolling countryside, long sandy beaches, quaint villages and historic market towns sit with magnificent castles in spectacular surroundings.
The main town, and the Best Place to Live in Britain (Country Life 2002), of the area is Alnwick, historic county town of Northumberland and seat of the Duke of Northumberland. Cobbled streets, narrow alleys and fine stone buildings combine to make this one of the most picturesque market towns in Northumberland. Alnwick is home to one of the largest second hand bookshops in England - Barter Books which is situated in a former Victorian station, House of Hardy famed for its high quality fishing rods and of course the 'jewel in the crown' Alnwick Castle.
Alnwick Castle rises magnificently from the banks of the River Aln and remains the family home of the Duke of Northumberland. Considered one of the finest castles in England and known as the 'Windsor of the North' this has been the family home of the Percy family for nearly 700 years.
In addition to this spectacular castle is Alnwick Garden - an outstanding 12 acre garden development including unique water features, topiary and sculptures - designed by internationally renowned Belgian father and son team Jacques and Peter Wirtz. Other spectacular castles well worth visiting and just a short distance from Alnwick include Warkworth. Set in the heart of a picturesque village on the River Coquet and a short distance from a stunning dune backed sandy beach this imposing castle is also the scene for a number of family activities in the summer. The view from Warkworth reaches across the River Coquet to the small fishing town of Amble with its marina, harbour and friendly town this is certainly the place to stop for some of the best fish and chips in the region.


Alnwick Castle
Alnwick Garden
Alnwick Garden
Bailiffgate Museum
Barter Books
Bondgate Gallery
Chatton Gallery
Dunstanburgh Castle
Edlingham Castle
House of Hardy Museum and Country Store
Howick Hall Gardens
Hulne Park
Low Newton Beach
National Park Centre Ingram
Northumberland Coast


Yoga - Northumberland Yoga


North View Lodge at Link House Farm
Periwinkle Cottage
Ravensmede Cottage
Village Farm Cottages


Alnwick District Council


Alnwick Dental Surgery
Garden Lodge Dental Practice
Market Street Dental Practice


Bondgate Practice
Infirmary Drive Medical Group

Estate Agent

Halifax Property Services

Farmers Market

Alnwick Farmers Market

Golf Club

Alnwick Golf Club


Masons Arms
White Swan Hotel


Alnwick Farmers Market
Alnwick Market

Pub and Bar

George Inn
Hairy Lemon
Queens Head
Sun Inn


Beaches Restaurant
Bengal Cottage

Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa
Lilburns Restaurant
Masons Arms
Queens Head
Sun Inn
Tower Restaurant & Accomodation


North View Lodge at Link House Farm
Chatton Park House B & B
Doxford Hall Hotel & Spa
Stamford Farmhouse
Village Farm Cottages


Adam Douglas & Son
Warcup Skene


AA Taxis Northumberland
ABC Taxis
Alnmouth Taxis
Alnwick Taxis
C & R Private Hire
Dragon Cars

Petes Taxis
Taylor W R
The Yellow Taxi


Alnwick Playhouse


Northumberland Vetenary Partnership

Sports Clubs

Alnwick CC (Cricket)
Alnwick TC (Tennis)


Barter Books
Simply Flowers
Barter Books
Flowers By Julie Ltd
Rock Midstead Farm Shop
Roseden Farm Shop
R Turnbull & Sons
The Willows Garden Centre
Northumbria Pets
The Alnmouth Grocer
Henderson Pharmacy

Thompson Opticians
John Elliot Ltd
J D Sports
Chatton Gallery
Gate Gallery
Shire Pottery Gallery
A World of Difference
Spindrift Signs-bydesign
Mojo Toys & Gifts


Woodbine Antiques
Bailiffgate Antique Pine


Outdoor Encounter(Climbing)

Places to Stay near Alnwick

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Tate House Bed & Breakfast (0.05 miles)

Tate House Bed & Breakfast
Tate House is a three-storey late Victorian town house built in 1885 within the centre of Alnwick, Northumberland. All the town centre shops, restaurants, attractions and amenities are all within an easy walking distance from ... More | visit website
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White Swan Hotel (0.07 miles)

White Swan Hotel

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This 300 year old coaching inn retains many features from the past. The White Swan Hotel is a 3 star AA rated hotel. Hotel with NO LIFT. In particular, experience the splendour ... More

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Bondgate House (0.08 miles)

Alnwick and Northumberland as a whole offer some wonderful; local and organic foods and we source as much as we can locally. Since the quality of the breakfast is such an important part of staying ... More | visit website
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The Market Tavern (0.20 miles)

The Market Tavern
We are a family run, traditional pub selling real ales and good home cooked food. Centrally located; only a 5 minute walk to Alnwick Castle and a 10 minute walk to The Alnwick Gardens. We ... More | visit website
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Peaseblossom House (0.23 miles)

Peaseblossom House
This splendid double fronted two bedroomed house is Grade II listed and sleeps 4 people. The kitchen is large and light and there is a lovely dining area. The delightful lounge has a new living ... More | visit website
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Percy Terrace Bed And Breakfast (0.23 miles)

Percy Terrace Bed And Breakfast
Percy Terrace provides three star rated bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of Alnwick, in large, comfortable, sunny bedrooms. Three minutes walk to the town centre, five minutes to Alnwick Gardens and ten minutes to Alnwick Castle. ... More | visit website
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Redfoot Lea Bed & Breakfast (1.26 miles)

The house has been tastefully converted to combine modern and traditional features which aid a warm and friendly atmosphere.Redfoot Lea is ideally situated on the outskirts of Alnwick (1.5 miles)and is within easy reach of ... More | visit website
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Village Farm Cottages (2.51 miles)

Village Farm Cottages
Perfectly located within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on one of the finest unspoilt coastlines in Britain, the village of Shilbottle has a history dating back to Ango-Saxon times.

Our two farms enjoy a tranquil rural setting ... More | visit website
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Hope and Anchor Hotel (3.90 miles)

Hope and Anchor Hotel
The Hope and Anchor is reputed to be one of the oldest buildings in the popular seaside village of Alnmouth. It offers a comfortable base from which you can enjoy the delights of the heritage ... More | visit website
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Saddle Bed & Breakfast (3.90 miles)

Saddle Bed & Breakfast

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The Saddle Hotel & Grill is a small friendly family run business. Located in the sea side village of Alnmouth, in the heart of the ... More

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