Author: Dr.Haus (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported)
Alnwick is a small market town near the coast in Northumberland, England. It is about 8 km (5 mi) from the North Sea coast. The town has a population of 31,000 people (2012). It was described in 2002 as "the most picturesque market town in Northumberland" by Country Life magazine.
Guide to Alnwick HotelsHere's a list of hotels in Alnwick that you can book online, with full description, star rating, address, location map, evaluation, and prices as offered by different booking sites. This helps you to make your room booking with the site that offers the best price.
Author: Ron Goodhew (Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic)
More on AlnwickThe history of Alnwick goes back to the Anglo Saxon period, around AD 600. The Earls of Northumberland resided here during medieval times. They built Alnwick Castle following the Norman Conquest. It stands today as a well-preserved stately home.
The history of Alnwick is closely associated with that of Alnwick Castle, which passed through different hands over the centuries. There were many wars found between the ruling family, the Percys, and the Scots, and memorials around town commemorate these events.
Visiting AlnwickThe main town is Newcastle upon Tyne. Take the A1 road from Newcastle upon Tyne heading north to reach Alnwick. Turn off to A1068 to reach the town.
Bailiffgate, Alnwick, with the castle wall to the left
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Places of Interest in Alnwick