Alnwick

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Alnwick is a pretty town in Northumberland, England (although the people are a bit rough). Its name is pronounced 'Annick'.

Get in[edit]

Buses run between Newcastle and Alnwick.

Alnwick has no train station, but it is possible to take the train to Alnmouth and catch a taxi or a bus to Alnwick (less than 5 miles).

Get around[edit]

By Taxi


  • The Yellow Taxi [1] (Russell Draper) (01665 541 250) - Up to six passengers can travel in style in a genuine London taxi. Call 01665 541 250 or look for The Yellow Taxi.

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  • Alnwick Castle [2]. The "poison garden" tour is entertaining. Seeing the castle might be a thrill for people who are really big fans of Rowan Atkinson's "Black Adder" or the Harry Potter films.
  • Alnwick Gardens [3]. This is a fantastic place to visit with a young family. There are numerous fountains (modern design) that children are allowed to play in. It is a bit pricely to get in but children are free! The cafe provides children's lunch boxes at a reasonable price.

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Alnwick is home to Barter Books, the largest second hand bookstore in the UK, housed in the former railway station. It is the loveliest place and its charm is complete with its own small fireplace, old Victorian sofas and even a miniature train running on top of the bookshelves. It holds some very old and rare books and even has its own cafe in the back.

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A good cheap (especially by UK standards) pizza place is in the high street.

Drink[edit][add listing]

The Hairy Lemon is quiet, well-priced public house in Bondgate Within, located halfway between the Castle and the Market Place

Blackmore's is a friendly new modern bar next to Alnwick Playhouse, Bondgate Without. Much more friendly atmosphere for tourists.

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  • White Swan Hotel [4] Best known feature is that it is furnished with fixtures from the RMS Olympic - sister ship of the Titanic.
  • [5]. UK Cottages has holiday cottages in and around Alnwick and across Northumberland.


Get out[edit]


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