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Top 5 Things To Do in Alnwick
Looking for some inspiration for how to spend your time in the beautiful town of Alnwick, Northumberland? Read on.
Alnwick, Northumberland is often referred to as the ‘Windsor of the North’ and in 2016 Alnwick was voted by Countrylife Magazine as the best place to live in Britain.
If you are planning a weekend break or a longer holiday in Alnwick here are the Top 5 Things To Do in beautiful, historic Alnwick, Northumberland
The seat of The 12th Duke of Northumberland, Alnwick Castle was built following the Norman conquest and renovated numerous times since. You might recognise the castle as being the memorable backdrop in the Harry Potter films as well as the hit TV show, Downton Abbey.
The Alnwick Garden
This is not your average garden people! The Alnwick Garden is an award winning 12 acre celebration of nature! Created by the Duchess of Northumberland, The Alnwick Garden is home to an extraordinary range of sights, sounds and experiences. From sculptures and water features to one of the most interesting collections of plants in the North East, this is a must see when visiting Alnwick.
Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery
Steps away from Alnwick Castle is the Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery. It’s a community-run museum solely focused on the history of Alnwick and its surrounding area. With fascinating exhibitions and historic collections this is a museum that will keep the whole family interested. In fact the museum was recently named the UK’s best museum for families!
If you need to stretch your legs and take in breathtaking Northumberland views, head over to Hulne Park in Alnwick. It’s the last remaining park (there used to be three) that once surrounded Alnwick Castle, providing wood and meat for the Percy family, the Dukes of Northumberland. Today you can walk for miles and feel further away from the town than you really are thanks to woodland trails and gorgeous views across the rolling Northumberland hills.
The Alnwick Playhouse is a community hub for arts and culture. Whether you enjoy theatre, art exhibitions, live music or cinema there’s always a variety of entertainment at the Playhouse often focusing on local artists and musicians from the local area.
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