Barter Books, Alnwick

Self-Catering Cottages near Barter Books

We highly recommend  a trip to Barter Books during your stay with us in Northumberland.  The shop is shrouded in history and there are so many reasons to spend your afternoons there.

From enjoying a good read in front of the open fires in winter, to indulging in the Station Buffet with good food, coffee, tea and cookies.  There are three stunning 40-foot murals, a mini-cybercafé and free wi-fi for you to enjoy.  For the children, there is a dedicated room with enough toys to play with so parents and grandparents can browse elsewhere in peace (provided one guardian is left to look after the children!) For the adults, Barter Books has lined a huge room with over forty glass cases that contain many of the more interesting antiquarian books.

Barter Books is set within a restored station amongst many of its original features such as the lovely old canopy that has been re-exposed and fireplaces which have been restored back to working order.  .