Alnwick Holiday Cottages
Alnwick is situated in the heart of Northumberland providing an ideal location for a short break or a holiday for the family. The medieval market town of Alnwick, with its attractive cobbled streets and original stone buildings has lots to offer. Take a walk through the narrow alleys of the town and find a great selection of boutique shops, cafés and restaurants, or visit the UK’s largest second-hand book shop - Barter Books (home of the ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ slogan). Located in the old Alnwick train station, this characterful bookshop has something for everyone and includes a lovely cafe; perfect for a relaxing read by the cosy open fire! Barter Books is welcoming to all the family, including your dog!
The Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland is perhaps most well-known for its role in the Harry Potter movies as home of the Hogwarts and latterly for its part in Downton Abbey. Try your hand at Broomstick training or brave the Lost Cellars and Dragons Quest during your visit. Next to Alnwick Castle is The Alnwick Garden, a fantastic creation, brought to life by the Duchess of Northumberland. The gardens feature a Grand Cascade with many fountains, interactive water features and themed gardens, including the Poison Garden! The Alnwick Garden is also home to one of the largest wooden treehouses in the world which has a fantastic restaurant and café, not to be missed.
For foodie lovers, Alnwick hosts a popular Food Festival every year along with regular weekly markets and a monthly Farmer’s and Craft Market, perfect for picking up some local treats or mementos. Other notable attractions in the town centre include, The Playhouse Theatre which offers a programme of events throughout the year and Bondgate Gallery, which exhibits contemporary art and craft displays by local artists. For active families or couples looking for indoor activities during their stay in Alnwick, The Willowburn Leisure Centre offers a range of facilities including a swimming pool, bouldering wall and fitness suite.
The Northumberland coast and countryside are within easy reach. Just 10 minutes from Alnwick, there are 20 miles of award-winning heritage coastline. Enjoy the stunning coastal scenery and visit popular coastal villages including picturesque Alnmouth, Boulmer, Howick (home of the Earl Grey tea) and Craster, where you can enjoy the coastal path to Dunstanburgh Castle. Inland, The Simonside Hills and the bustling market town of Rothbury are also within easy reach, only 20 minutes by car and provides a great day out for all the family.
We have a superb selection of self-catering holiday cottages in Alnwick, providing the perfect base for you to explore this wonderful area. With a lovely selection of apartments and cottages for couples and self-catering accommodation, ideal for families.