Alnwick Castle & Garden
Alnwick is another town to visit when staying in one of our cottages as it isn’t too far away from Budle Bay or Bamburgh. Alnwick is a small market town that has its own castle which is home to the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland, the Alnwick Gardens which the Duchess was involved in creating is a must-see for gardening enthusiasts, there’s also an amazing book shop that is housed in the old railway station, fishing shops and many interesting museums. When staying at one of our cottages you’ll have the opportunity to visit this pretty town and discover what it has to offer as well as having a fine lunch in one of the original coaching inns.
Staying within close reach of Alnwick Castle will more than satisfy history buffs, this particular castle is known as the Windsor of the North having had more than seven hundred years of intrigue, tragedy and romance associated with it. The architecture is something to behold with views of the magnificent Capability Brown designed landscaped gardens, it’s one attraction that visitors shouldn’t miss. Rent one of our holiday cottages near Alnwick Castle to be practically on the doorstep of this iconic building where visitors are now able to go down into the dark, dusty cellars that were previously inaccessible, definitely not for the faint hearted. The past lingers on down here so let your imagination run riot and enjoy the experience.
Alnwick Gardens, part of Alnwick Castle is an out-of-this world contemporary garden which up to ten years ago had been forgotten and became quite derelict. With lots of hard work and dedication it has now been transformed into a beautiful landscaped area having an unusual tree house and poison gardens for guests to enjoy. The tree house contains rope bridges, wooden walkways and a restaurant where visitors can enjoy a cool drink and a meal or how about the innovative poison garden? Stay in one of our holiday cottages near Alnwick Gardens, take a trip to see the many deadly plants that grow there and learn more from knowledgeable guides all about the tales, myths and legends relating to them.