Adventures at Alnwick Castle

Posted 26 Nov 15, written by Amanda Lambert

A visit to Northumberland wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the medieval market town of Alnwick. From imposing castles to delicious dining experiences, this charming part of the region has a number of exciting activities to offer locals and tourists alike.

If you’re holidaying with children, a visit to Alnwick Castle promises to add plenty of fun to your trip - while those on a romantic retreat for two won’t want to miss a chance to dine at the famous Treehouse restaurant.
Whatever you’re looking for from your stay in Alnwick, this busy town is full of exciting options. So whether it’s an action-packed day out or a relaxing rural walk, head for Alnwick - cottages, cobbles and culture are never far away.

Travel through time at Alnwick Castle

Home to the famous Harry Potter film franchise, Alnwick Castle is no stranger to the spotlight. Steeped in British history, there are riveting stories at every turn. Renowned for its architectural excellence, this iconic inhabited castle is home to the The Percy Family and has been occupied by their family for over 700 years.
Alnwick Castle is home to some one-of-a-kind activities - and if adventure is on your agenda, a day spent here will not disappoint. From broomstick training to a trip through time in the First World War exhibition, there are any number of unique experiences to pack into your trip. Be sure to check their calendar beforehand, though, as the castle closes for the winter season!

Marvel at The Alnwick Garden’s magic

If you’re searching for your own slice of paradise, The Alnwick Garden’s spellbinding setting is guaranteed to deliver. With water sculptures and beautiful greenery, there’s a world of natural beauty waiting to be discovered in the region’s most famous garden. A trip to Alnwick Garden is like taking a step into another world - where family fairytales and lantern workshops are all part of the experience!
Home to a wide range of unique adventures, The Alnwick Garden’s breath-taking backdrop has something for everyone. Enchanting visitors from far and wide, Alnwick Garden is a must-visit spot on your next trip to Northumberland.

Dining with a difference 

Tucked away in the treetops of Alnwick Garden is the internationally renowned Treehouse restaurant. With gourmet dishes to please any palate, stunning views and friendly service are always on the menu when you feast in this faux forest.
Swearing by locally sourced ingredients, you can enjoy a delicious seafood platter or end your evening by tucking into a tempting cheese board - complete with homemade chutney. This extraordinary restaurant is packed with character - and thanks to a roaring log fire in the winter and beautiful scenery in the summer, The Treehouse is open for business, whatever the weather.
When night falls on Alnwick, accommodation is easy to find. The region is home to some beautiful holiday havens - perfect for squeezing in some much-needed rest after an action-packed day exploring Northumberland. With a range of Alnwick cottages available, you can relax for the night in the Stable West Cottage or get lost in nature at Eshott Hall’s Garden Cottage. Wherever you choose to rest your head, with an impressive lineup of properties, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect place to stay.
Catering for families, couples and even four-legged friends, the picturesque town of Alnwick is the ultimate staycation destination.


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