Area Attractions

Our luxury bed & breakfast accommodation is ideal for exploring Alnwick Castle & Garden and the many other attractions in beautiful Northumberland

Explore Alnwick

Alnwick is in the heart of Northumberland, and close to all Northumberland’s attractions. Within a 10 minute walk you can reach the famous Barter Books, one of the largest second hand and antiquarian book sellers in the UK. Or a few hundred yards further on you will reach Alnwick Gardenwith its famous water features, and Alnwick Castle.

Within 20 minutes drive you can reach the National Trust’s Cragside in Rothbury or the beautiful Heritage Coastline of Alnwick District. Places of interest are too numerous to mention, but pretty villages to visit on the coast would include – Alnmouth, Warkworth, Craster, Embleton, Low Newton by the Sea. Inland, Rothbury, and the scenery between Alnwick and Rothbury, and Rothbury to Kielder Water is particularly beautiful.

Events and Festivals on the Alnwick website


This historic region of Northumberland has many historic castles such as Alnwick CastleBamburgh Castle and Chillingham Castle in Border Reivers country.

Explore the beautiful coastline with unspoilt golden beaches where you can visit Holy Island and the Farne Islands nature reserve. (You can check Holy Island Causeway Crossing Times here and here.)

Explore Europe’s largest man made lake and England’s largest forest, Kielder Water & Forest Park, in Northumberland National Park – a nature reserve stretching from Hadrian’s Wall to the Cheviot Hills, with superb walking scenery, a variety of wildlife and many historic sites.

Scenic Drives in Northumberland

Enjoy driving routes on quiet winding roads in unspoilt, peaceful countryside, such as the hills & valleys of Coquetdale, Kielder & Northumberland National Park, and the stunning coastal roads that pass through such delights as Warkworth, Alnmouth, Seahouses & Bamburgh. Website

Further Affield

We are centrally placed for visits to Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead, the Scottish Borders, the North Pennines, and Beamish Open Air Museum near Durham City where you can visit Durham Cathedral.

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during your 5 star luxury bed & breakfast holiday at West Acre House.