Some of Alnwick’s best places to stay & visit.

The Cookie Jar

Your cosy retreat in the heart of Alnwick, Northumberland. Formerly the Convent of Mercy, this historical building has been tastefully renovated into 11 luxurious rooms and suites, and offers all the home comforts you could need with an added little bit of unexpected cookie-ness.

The Alnwick Garden

Built to be unconventional, The Alnwick Garden is a unique, contemporary garden in the heart of Northumberland. Lose yourself in the mysterious Bamboo Labyrinth, explore the perils of The Poison Garden or gaze upon the Sage Wealth Management Grand Cascade.

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle has over 950 years of history to discover, and the origins of the Castle date back to the Norman period. Since 1309, its story has been intertwined with that of the Percy family. The second largest inhabited castle in the UK, Alnwick has served as a military outpost, a teaching college, a refuge for evacuees, a film set, and not least as a family home. 

Alnwick Playhouse

The Playhouse was originally built in 1925 as a 700 seat cinema and occasional music hall, eventually closing in 1979 before being bought by NTC Touring Theatre Company who converted the ground floor. The upper floor was leased out to the Alnwick Playhouse District Trust who reopened the newly refurbished Alnwick Playhouse in December 1990.

The Ale Gate

Sited in a former shop unit, latterly an insurance office, just outside the town walls, Alnwick’s first micropub opened in early 2019. It has a single open main room to the front, and a raised area to the rear as well as a room upstairs. Six handpumps on the traditionally-styled dark wooden bar offer a regularly changing range of beers from local breweries and further afield.

The Plough

Soak up the friendly service and homely charm in this beautiful coaching inn which dates back to 1896, which is nestled in the heart of the market town of Alnwick. 

Enjoy a welcomed stay in one of their six ensuite rooms, all decorated with cosy interiors and homely touches.

The Coach House

ideally placed to visit both coast and country, it is situated in an unspoilt conservation area, the Coach House is next to a splendid terrace of Georgian Town Houses and close to the famous Barter Books. It is only a short walk into the town centre, Allnwick Castle, Alnwick Gardens, and Treehouse.