Attractions north & south of Alnwick District
Northumberland, famous for its unspoiled beauty, and the Alnwick district,
in particular, is probably one of the most picturesque areas of countryside
in the whole of England.
From Alnwick you can explore Northumberland by car on unbelievably quiet roads. In Northumberland
you can drive a distance of 60 - 70 miles and meet only a few dozen cars
during the journey.
Below you will find a taster of what Alnwick District and Northumberland have to offer, by using the many pages of our website you will be able to create a full itinerary for your stay. "Welcome to Alnwick"
Holy Island & Lindisfarne
founded by Irish monk St. Aidan, and home of the 7th century Lindisfarne
Gospels, Lindisfarne remains a holy Christian site and place of pilgrimage
for many visitors. As well as Lindisfarne Castle and Priory you can enjoy
its shops and busy harbour, and bird watching, fishing, golf, painting
and photography are just some of the activities to be enjoyed here.
The island is accessible by a causeway at low tide - visitors are advised
to check the tide
tables prior to their arrival.
on a rocky outcrop overlooking miles of beautiful sandy beach, Bamburgh
Castle dominates the Northumbrian landscape and has often been described
as the finest castle in all England, with magnificent King's Hall, the
Cross Hall, reception rooms, the Bakehouse and Victorian Scullery, as
well as the Armoury and Dungeon. Engineer and industrialist 1st Baron
Armstrong began its renovation and refurbishment in the 1890's and The
Armstrong Museum is dedicated to his life and work.
the most haunted castle in Britain, Chillingham Castle occupied a strategic
position during Northumberland's bloody feuds with the Border
Reivers, often besieged and often enjoying the patronage of royal
visitors. Today you can enjoy its Staterooms, Great Hall, Dungeon, Torture
Chamber and its surrounding lawns, formal gardens and a very scenic woodland
Chillingham Wild Cattle
only cattle in the world to remain pure blood, having survived in Chillingham
Park since its enclosure in the 13th century.
Located near Chillingham Castle, between Alnwick and Wooler, signposted
from both the A1 and A697.
Opening times 1st April to 31st October. 10 am - 12
noon. and 2 pm to 5 pm. Closed Sundays and Tuesdays.
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Northumberland National Park
nature reserve of wild moorland, wooded valleys and spectacular views
stretching for over 60 miles from Hadrian's Wall to the Cheviot Hills
with superb walking scenery, a variety of wildlife and many historic sites.
The ancient Cheviot Hills, once volcanoes, but now distinctively rounded,
offer spectacular high viewpoints while Coquet Valley is gentle and peaceful
and Breamish Valley offers car parking, picnic sites and is a popular
destination with visitors.
boasts the largest forest in England, the largest reservoir in North West
Europe and is a haven for red squirrels, deer and rare birds, including
many species of birds of prey. It is ideal for activities such as walking,
cycling, horse riding, fishing, boating and watersports and you can enjoy
a trip on a ferry cruiser.
ruins of Hadrian's Wall form the most spectacular Roman remains in Britain.
The mighty wall ran across the whole width of Britain, from Wallsend (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
in the east to Bowness-on-Solway in the west. In Northumberland you can
Roman sites, and Birdoswald
is nearby in Cumbria - all accessible by the award winning Hadrian's
Wall Bus Service.
Metro Centre, Carlisle,
also our pages for:
Gardens in Northumberland
Trust properties English Heritage properties