AlnwickNorthumberland, England. Its name is pronounced 'Annick'.
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).
On foot or by Taxi.
- The Yellow Taxi (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.
Alnwick CastleThe "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 GardensThis 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.
phone: +44 1665 570628address: Longframlington, NE65 8AR
phone: +44 1665 576231address: Dunstanburgh Road, Craster, NE66 3TT
phone: +44 1665 711423address: Castle Terrace, Warkworth, NE65 0UJ
phone: +44 1669 620333address: Rothbury, NE65 7PX
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.
A good cheap (especially by UK standards) pizza place is in the high street.
The Hairy Lemonaddress: 26 NarrowgateA quiet, well-priced public house in Bondgate Within, located halfway between the Castle and the Market Place.
Blackmore'sA friendly new modern bar next to Alnwick Playhouse, Bondgate Without. Much more friendly atmosphere for tourists.
White Swan HotelBest known feature is that it is furnished with fixtures from the RMS Olympic - sister ship of the Titanic.