Welcome to 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
Laterooms
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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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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! ...
Outside Alndyke Farm Cottages
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Self Catering
Alnwick
Semi-detached stone cottage on the outskirts of Alnwick, garden and views over farmland 3 miles to the coast. Only 1.5 miles to Alnwick Garden. ...
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 ...
Acorn Academy
Family event
Professor Bramble the Badger pushes a beautiful gypsy cart which he uses as his mobile class room. ...
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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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. ...
Aln House
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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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Alnwick Christmas Market
Outdoor Event
A fantastic Christmas Market hosted in the historic market town of Alnwick, with local produce, gifts and entertainment. ...
Alnwick Spring Show
Shows & Displays
Alnwick
Exhibition of many varieties of daffodils, tulips and other spring flowers, plus large plant stall and local crafts. ...
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Garden
Alnwick
One of the world's most extraordinary contemporary gardens. ...
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Alnwick Easter Market
Family event
A fantastic Easter Market hosted in the historic market town of Alnwick. ...
Busy Lizzie
Family event
Meadow sweet and balmy in both scent and nature, meet this colourful wayfarer as she journeys on through the garden of life. ...
Grill Bar
Restaurant
Alnwick
We serve the best of local, fresh seasonal produce prepared and cooked fresh to order. Wide vegetarian menu. ...
The Snow Lion
Family event
From the Forests of Eternal Snow pads the giant white lion, celebrates the light of human kindness in the depths of winter's darkest days. ...
Northumberland Music Festival
Music & Dance
Alnwick
Northumberland Music Festival returns with a line-up of old favourites and new acts at hotels across the UK. ...
Nutkins
Family event
Enchantingly squirrel-like and riddled with intrigue, Mr and Mrs Nutkin are set to charm the pants off children and adults. ...
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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. ...
Aln Valley Cottages
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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 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. ...
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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. ...
Inglenook fireplace
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Self Catering
Alnwick
  Braeside Visit England Grading 5 Star Gold Award 2016 Traditional Edwardian stone-built terraced townhouse in a quiet, highly sought after location within 10 minutes walking distance of Alnwi ...
Sunny Day at Ingram
Church
Alnwick
A beautiful church set in a large rural churchyard, an ideal place for quiet meditation. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Illustrating Harry Potter
Arts and Crafts
An exhibition featuring the stunning illustrations for Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Jim Kay. Open Tuesdays to Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays. ...
Highlights Rural Touring: A View From The Edge
Shows & Displays
Alnwick
Private eye and troubled sleeper Charlie Daniels is hired by the seductive Elise Hillerman to investigate the disappearance of her husband. ...
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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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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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 ...
Mighty Dub Fest
Outdoor Event
The most Northern VW weekend festival in England. Set over looking the most famous location Alnwick Castle, Northumberland. ...
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. ...
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Self Catering
Alnwick
Three bedroom cottage overlooking sea and castle. Fully equipped for 6. Coal fire. No pets, no smokers. Excellent walking and golf. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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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 ...
Courtyard
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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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 ...
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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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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Alnwick Castle
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 ...
Squawk
Family event
Meet adventurer Captain Jon Voyage and his avian amigos, two vibrant birds in all the colours of the rainbow. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 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 ...
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Church
Alnwick
A beautiful ancient church set in a large rural churchyard, an ideal place for quiet meditation. ...
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 ...
Belladonna and the Venus Fly Trap
Family event
Meet Belladonna, the beautiful but deadly gardener, as she tries to catch a tasty morsel for her hungry Venus Flytraps. ...
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Bed & Breakfast
Alnwick
A family run guest house, Oronsay House has 5 tasteful rooms with en-suite facilities and off-street parking just 175 yards from the centre of Alnwick, the castle and the gardens. ...
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Hopalot
Family event
Major Hopalot the world famous Astro-bunny is looking for a suitable launch site to test his new rocket "Big Carrot 3". ...
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 ...
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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 ...
Taste of The North
Food Event
After last years success, we are pleased to welcome back our two day Taste of The North event in Alnwick's Market Square. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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Adventure Sports
Alnwick
Based in Alnwick, we are a one stop shop for a host of outdoor activities including cycling, climbing, watersports and guide services as well as our large cycle showroom & bike hire program. ...
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Jingle Bells
Family event
Celebrate the wonder of Christmas by getting up close with these festive characters, starring Crumpet the elf and Blitsen the reindeer. ...
I Wish Her Well
Music & Dance
Alnwick
I Wish Her Well is an intricate performance, combining storytelling, high tempo energy and an evocative sound score by Nathaniel Reed. ...
Treemendous
Family event
Towering over The Alnwick Garden these trees are guaranteed to grab attention. Fully mobile and armed with tree-mendous humour. ...
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 Lumbylaw Cottage
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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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Alnwick Food Festival
Food Event
Following on from last years success, this two day event is set to be bigger and better than before. ...
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 ...
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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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Christmas Penguins
Family event
Lock up your fish! Meet Crumpet the Elf and his friends the penguin family. ...
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 ...
Gorillas
Family event
Watch out! The gorilla and their explorer has been spotted roaming around The Garden. Come and meet them if you dare! ...
Veggie Nannies
Family event
The Vegetable Nannies are two everyday gardeners who’ve taken their young vegetables out of the ground for a day trip. ...
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. ...
Callaly Cottage
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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.  ...
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating:TripadvisorBased on 160 reviews
Your Tour Guide Robert Lundgren Jones
Tours, Tour Guides and Courses
Alnwick
We provide bespoke coach and walking trips around Northumberland for small or large groups/Societies. Create your own tour or choose from a list, such as a guided coach trip to Kielder Observatory, a ...
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! ...
Bill Oddities Bewildering Beasts
Family event
Having accidentally been transported to our world, Bill Oddity must find a way home by any means possible. ...
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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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Rennington House
Self Catering
Alnwick
This beautiful farmhouse sleeps 12 in 6 large bedrooms, has a play barn with a trampoline and table tennis and a large garden with a climbing frame and a big vegetable patch.  It is 5 minutes fro ...
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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 Farmers Market
Markets
Alnwick
On Market days you can buy local produce, find a bargain and enjoy the genial atmosphere in the Market Place. ...
Alnwick Garden
Group Attraction
Alnwick
One of the world's most extraordinary contemporary gardens. ...
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Bed & Breakfast
Alnwick
Grade II listed Georgian townhous situated within the conservation area, tastefully furnished with antique furniture but with a contemporary twist. ...
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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
Traditional fisherman's cottage overlooking the North Sea in a working fishing village. Easy access. Hearty breakfast made with locally sourced produce. ...
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Bed & Breakfast
Alnwick
Alndyke is a Georgian farmhouse set in 400 acres with panoramic views and is a non-smoking house with car parking. ...
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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. ...
Prince Amir and Nazreddin
Family event
Join talkative Prince Amir, one of the three wise meerkat kings, following a star atop his grumpy camel Nazreddin. ...
St Patrick's Day Dinner Dance
Music & Dance
Alnwick
Time to get dressed up for what’s going to be the biggest St Patricks day celebration Alnwick has ever seen. ...
Front of Cottage
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Self Catering
Alnwick
Apple Pie Cottage overlooks the village green within the centre of the pretty Northumberland village of Chatton which is about 18 miles on the road from Alnwick between Wooler and Bamburgh. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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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 ...
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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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 110 reviews
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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. ...
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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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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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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 ...
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. ...
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 ...

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