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Alnwick Holiday Cottages
The following rental companies offer a selection of Alnwick
self catering cottages and accommodation. All are within a 5 mile radius of the town and range from traditional to modern holiday properties. Each site provides detailed information about availability and booking prices. Visit the sites for up-to-date news about the numbers of cottages available.
Cottages 4 You
- 50+ Alnwick cottages
from Cottages 4 You which can be found in their Northumberland section. There are a good number of discounts and deals on selected cottage properties, all of which are individually inspected. Booking prices begin at the £300 mark.
- About 30 Alnwick cottage properties
provided by Holiday Lettings. Their cottages are located both in the centre and on the fringes of the town; most are of the traditional type. Booking prices range between £200 and £985 although this may change according to season.
- A small range of Alnwick holiday cottages offered by Sykes Cottages, that range from modern, wooden lodges to stone terraced cottages. Smokers are welcome for a small collection of properties as are pets. Weekly bookings start at around £200
- More self catering properties in Alnwick, all of which are all well-appointed and near the Northumberland coast. User reviews are available for some. Visit the site for more information about availability and booking prices.
Alnwick is set on the River Aln in Northumberland. It is a medieval market town that boasts an impressive castle and a bustling, cobbled market place. The town is also an administrative centre for the Alnwick district and provides a convenient base from which to explore the picturesque surroundings.
Originally an agricultural town, Alnwick became popular during medieval times as a staging post, due to its position on the Great North Road, between Edinburgh and London. It manages to retain many of its historical features with a number of cobbled streets
, and narrow passageways that wind their way through the town.
is the town's most notable attraction and dates back to the 12th century. It was originally home to the great Percy Family before falling into ruins following the great border wars. It remained in this state for 2000 years before being restored during the 18th and 19th century by the Dukes of Northumberland. The castle has spacious grounds, a 14th century dungeon and impressive towers that overlook the village.
The beautiful Alnwick Gardens
, which lies next to the castle has an ornamental garden consisting of over 15 000 plants as well as a number of picturesque weirs and fountains. Alnwick's coast is also a popular attractions and consists of over 20 miles of golden beaches. Inland, the wooded vales of the Simonside Hills provide an ideal setting for Alnwick cottage holidays.
Alnwick visitor attractions
Our Alnwick self-catering section includes additional info about popular visitor attractions, outdoor activities and entertainment in the vicinity of Alnmouth. We've also provided details of local shops and supermarkets should you need to stock up during your break.
The trails and bridleways that wind their way around the countryside are popular with cyclists and ramblers. Some of the best include Hadrian's Cycleway
, the Coast and Castles Cycle Route and Reivers Cycle Route - all of which take riders past some of the most significant landmarks in Northumberland. The region also has an extensive public footpath system which connects towns and runs past cosy country pubs. There is also a number of golf courses nearby such as Foxton and Bamburgh Golf Course.
Food and drink
Lilburn's in Paikes Street is a popular bistro which is open from 10am, Monday to Saturday - it serves snacks or three course meals and is run by a friendly couple. The Art House Restaurant
, located in the town centre serves excellent food and is decorated with modern art and photography from international artists.
Notable pubs include the Coach Inn on the main street and the Ship Inn which is situated on Newton Square - it has its own brewery and is renowned for its excellent pub food.
History and Culture
A number of fairs are run during Spring including a Fair Trade European Market and the Rothbury Street Fair, which features a number of stalls selling local crafts - both take place during
May. The Rothbury Country Music Festival
is also popular and is held during July. Entry to the previously mentioned Alnwick Castle
ranges between £4.95 to £11.95 - it's open from 10-5pm.
Supermarkets and shops
There's an Iceland Supermarket and a Boots Chemist on
Bondgate Within. For toiletries, see the Co-op pharmacy which is situated on Infirmary Close near the centre of town.