Beautiful market town Alnwick is one of Northumberland’s most popular holiday bases, home to the magnificent Alnwick Castle, a star in many film epics – the famous flying scenes from ‘Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone’ were filmed here! The castle is one of Northumberland’s great ancient strongholds, linked to the Percy family since the medieval period. Surrounding parkland at Alnwick castle are by ‘Capability’ Brown and interior remodeling is by Robert Adam. Pick up tickets for top name live music concerts at Alnwick Castle over the summer season!
Just a short stroll from the castle sits Alnwick’s other top attraction – The Alnwick Garden – a contemporary garden jewel, home to the UK’s largest collections of European plants. Adults and children alike are always thrilled by the mammoth Grand Cascade waterfall and there’s lots of activities for children on-site including an amazing Treehouse with wobbly rope bridges and restaurant.
Visit Alnwick during one of its premier festivals, including an annual beer and food festival and enjoy live theatre shows, comedy and film in one of Northern England’s best small arts venues – the Alnwick Playhouse. Dine out in style at first class inns and restaurants in Alnwick centre and in the Castle and Gardens. Pretty tearooms, chic cafes and unique craft/ gift shops also feature around the centre. Base yourself in a bustling market town in the heart of the Northumberland featuring two of the North East’s most popular attractions.
Alnwick accommodation offers easy access onto the A1 motorway and into the Northumberland National Park to the West and the Heritage Coast to the East. Browse a superb choice of Alnwick boutique B&Bs, guest houses, inns with rooms and holiday cottages listed here on Iknow. Award-winning accommodation is on the menu in this stunning Northumberland market town and you’ll find a famous book shop in the heart of the town – Barter Books – also known as ‘The British Library of second-hand bookshops’. Alnwick is also home to the fascinating Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery, a people’s museum recounting stories of the past focused on Alnwick and the surrounding area.