Things to see and do - Alnwick
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Alnwick Travel guide
Alnwick : Michelin's recommendations
This charming grey-stone town is clustered around its great medieval castle, the stern walls of which still seem to bar the route from Scotland. Though its plan dates back to the Middle Ages, the town's sober and harmonious appearance and most of the fine stone buildings date from the 18C. There are many reminders of the Percy family's dominating presence; their emblem, a lion, stands over the bridge crossing the Aln to the North, as well as the great Tenantry Column to the South.
Tourist attractions Alnwick : Things to see and do
Northumberland GB - Alnwick NE66 1NQ
Of the numerous fortresses that dot this landscape, Alnwick Castle is surely the grandest. Built in 1096 by Yves de Vescy, Baron of Alnwick, it was initially restored by the first Lord Percy around 1300. The 18C-modelled State rooms are the backdrop ..
rd. Dunstanburgh GB - Northumberland NE66 3TT
Set on a lonely crag of volcanic rock on the coast, the skeletal ruin of Dunstanburgh Castle is a stirring sight. The wall and its lesser towers are dominated by two massive gatehouse towers, with a grassy inner ward beyond. A little further away, to..
South Road GB - Alnwick NE66 2PN
Front Street GB - Embleton NE66 3UN
Bondgate Within GB - Alnwick NE66 1TD
In the centre of Alnwick, this 300-year-old coaching inn is a short walk from Alnwick Castle and Gardens. Its restaurant’s decor was salvaged from the Titanic’s sister ship. The White Swan Hotel is a 40-minute drive from Newcastle and the Metro Cent..