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About Alnwick

Alnwick is a town Near the east coast of Northumberland, and the area's only county town. Records of Alnwick go back as far as 600 AD, and the settlement has thrived for most of its history as an agricultural hub. With a population of just over 8,000 as of the 2011 census, the town has a small high street, and a few industrial businesses such as Metrology Software Products and fly-fishing tackle makers House of Hardy. It's overlooked by the Grade I listed Alnwick Castle.

Get to know Northumberland

From retail therapy to beautiful nature trails to fascinating historical sites, there's endless things to see and do in the beautiful county of Northumberland. It's home to the famous Roman ruins of Hadrian's Wall, several miles of beautiful coast, lovingly preserved country homes, and quaint market towns like Alnwick, Morpeth, Berwick-upon-Tweed, and Hexham.

Explore Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle ranks among the largest inhabited castles in England, having witnessed dozens of battles, revolts, and other power struggles throughout its history. In recent times, it's been a popular filming location, used in titles including Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, and the first season of the beloved sitcom Blackadder. Visitors can take regular tours to learn more about the castle's fascinating history, both recent and present.

Planning a trip to Alnwick? Travelodge Newcastle Seaton Burn Hotel is a just over a half-hour drive to the south, as is Travelodge Newcastle Gosforth Hotel.