Charming self-catering cottages in Alnwick
In the heart of Northumberland is the district of Alnwick, famous for Alnwick Castle, home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. Not only is there an impressive castle to explore, Alnwick Gardens are a must visit and a great day out for all the family. The castle has medieval towers to climb, amazing stately rooms to admire filled with treasures, paintings, artefacts and an admirable arrange of crockery from long, long ago.
No matter what age you are, there’s plenty to do at the castle and once you pay your initial entrance fee the pass lasts all year round. There are historical tours to go on, you can tour the castle’s film locations, best known for Harry Potter movies and most recently, Downton Abbey.
The Alnwick countryside is a wonderful area for walking and taking in long or short hikes, or perhaps strolls to capture the wildlife on camera, a spot of fishing or scenic cycle routes. The historic market town hosts a Farmers Market, an annual food festival, an annual music festival and has a theatre and leisure centre.