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Alnwick is a gem of a town and a picturesque place to take a self-catering break. With its grand castle, gardens and beautiful stone-built town houses and buildings, it is an elegant place to base a cottage holiday in Northumbria. Alnwick Castle has risen to high prominence in recent years due to its links with the Harry Potter films and is a fascinating place to visit. The castle featured as Hogwart’s School in the first two Harry Potter films. The beautiful Northumberland coastline is within relatively easy reach of Alnwick with an assortment of pretty coastal villages and beaches just a car journey away. Some of Northumberland’s best coastal towns to visit when it comes to their picturesque nature include Alnmouth and Craster. A visit to Holy Island with its impressive castle which was previous a holiday home and is now protected by the National Trust, also comes highly recommended. When visiting Holy Island do keep a careful watch on the tide times though as this island can only be accessed by car at certain times of day. There is plenty to see and do in Alnwick itself and not too far away on the Northumberland coast and countryside. Enjoy browsing for self-catering and country cottages in and near Alnwick.
Hints and Tips on Cottage Holidays in Alnwick
The Northumberland National Park and Hadrian’s Wall with their excellent walking opportunities are reasonably accessible by car from Alnwick. Hiring a car or taking your own car to Northumberland is recommended for getting the best out of a visit to the area. Guided tours and bus trips to some attractions can sometimes be found but many enjoy the freedom of having their own wheels and doing things at their own pace.
Whether you choose to rent a rural cottage near Alnwick or stay in a town house within Alnwick itself, we hope you find good quality self-catering accommodation in Northumberland that meets your needs.
Book a Alnwick cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Northumberland on holiday.