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Area Attractions

What to see & do in and around historic Alnwick in beautiful Northumberland

Alnwick Castle, Northumberland © Lee Frost Alnwick Garden, Alnwick, Northumberland © Graeme Peacock Alnmouth, Northumberland © Lee Frost Cragside, Rothbury, Northumberland © Graeme Peacock Hadrian's Wall, Northumberland © Lee Frost

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 Garden, with 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 Castle, Bamburgh 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. For safe crossing times to Holy Island see the 2017 Tide Time Table 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.

walking and golf.
National Trust in Northumberland National Trust
English Heritage in Northumberland English Heritage
For more comprehensive Tourist Information see "Visit Alnwick"
Gardens in Northumberland website
Northumberlandia - See also the amazing Northumberlandia, one of the biggest sculptures in the world located in the south of Northumberland. It takes the form of a reclining woman with paths crossing the contours of the body Northumberlandia
Red Cross Gardens Open scheme website

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 (new window)

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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by Lee Frost & Graeme Peacock