At the heart of Northumberland lies Alnwick Youth Hostel….

Children sitting by alnwick castle

The interesting Northumberland town of Alnwick is waiting to be explored and has lots of attractions for the whole family.

Alnwick Youth Hostel is a fantasic base to explore the local surroundings of Alnwick.

Alnick Castle, a castle that in recent years has reached worldwide star status as it is the backdrop to a huge array of film and TV shows. Do any of these produtions ring a bell?

  • Alnwick Castle as Hogwarts in two Harry Potter films
  • Brancaster Castle in  the Downton Abbey Christmas Specials
  • The backdrop to Transformers: The Last Knight
  • The backdrop to Elizabeth and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

If that doesn’t float your boat, Alnwick Youth Hostel is a six minute walk from Barter Books; a fantastic, quirky second hand bookstore complete with open fires, armchairs and a cafe. The perfect place to while away a rainy afternoon.

On a sunnier day of your trip to Alnwick, why not visit Alnwick Gardens? The brainchild of The Duchess of Northumberland; the gardens are full to the brim with tucked away nooks and crannies to explore, awe-inspiring water features and topiary that will make you wonder how can a bush be so perfectly round!?

If that isn’t enough to wet your appitite for a visit to Alnwick why not check out Aln Valley Railway, the Cheviot hills and the Northumberland Coast?  All within a couple of miles of Alnwick Youth Hostel.

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