A view of Alnwick

Posted: August 6, 2015 in Northumberland, UK


Alnwick (pronounced ‘Anick’) is a market town in Northumberland. It traces its history back to around 600AD but is perhaps most famous as the location for Alnwick castle, the home of the Earls of Northumberland since 1309.

Entrance to Alnwick Castle

Entrance to Alnwick Castle

It is a lovely country market town with a market place; high street and many narrow winding lanes.

Market Place

Market Place



It is also a place of surprises with a number of unexpected buildings and objects.




It also boosts one of the best second hand bookshops in the country, located in the old train station

Alnwick - Barter Books
Barter Books
Photo by Tom Parnell (https://www.flickr.com/photos/itmpa/)

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