Alnwick Castle & Garden
Alnwick is a small market town in North Northumberland, just a short ride away from Stablewood Coastal Cottages. Alnwick has it own castle that is home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. Adjacent to Alnwick Castle sits The Alnwick Garden, one of the world’s most extraordinary contemporary gardens, a must-see for all of the family.
Explore the cobbled streets, enjoy a stroll around the independent shops, rifle through the shelves at Barter Books – one of the UK’s largest second hand bookshops – housed in the old railway station or relax in a cosy café with an afternoon tea and a pot of Earl Grey tea, which originates from nearby Howick.
Enjoy a spellbinding visit to Alnwick Castle, which was the location of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter film franchise. Alnwick Castle will satisfy history buffs, as the castle known as the Windsor of the North has had more than seven hundred years of intrigue, tragedy and romance associated with it. The architecture is something to behold with views of the magnificent Capability Brown designed landscaped gardens, it’s one attraction that visitors shouldn’t miss.
The Alnwick Garden is an out-of-this world contemporary garden that features a beautiful landscaped garden, one of the world’s largest tree houses and a poison garden for guests to enjoy. The tree house contains rope bridges, wooden walkways and a restaurant where visitors can enjoy food and drink amongst a fairy tale setting.