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.Find out more about Alnwick Youth Hostel