Destination Index

An non-exhaustive list of places to visit during your Alnwick Escape:

Alnmouth5 milesAttractive Village & Beach
Aln Valley RailwayAlnwickHeritage Railway
Alnwick CastleAlnwickCastle, Stately Home
Alnwick GardenAlnwickGarden
Alnwick PlayhouseAlnwickTheatre, Cinema, Tourist Information, Library
Amble9 MilesFishing Harbour, Marina, Town
Bamburgh Castle17 milesCastle
Bamburgh Beach17 milesBeach, Dunes
Barter BooksAlnwickBookshop, Café
Beadnell Bay14 milesBeach, Dunes, Harbour
Belsay Hall, Castle & Gardens30 milesStately Home, Castle, Gardens, CaféEnglish Heritage
Berwick-upon-Tweed30 miles
Bolam Lake30 milesLake, Country Park
Boulmer Beach7 miles
Chillingham Castle14 miles
Cragside11 milesNational Trust
Craster7 miles
Dunstanburgh Castle7 milesCastle (Ruin)
Farne Islands16 milesWildlife Sanctuary, Island, Boat TripsNational Trust
Flodden Field (Branxton)29 milesBattlefield site
Ford & Etal29 milesEstate villages & castles
Holy Island28 milesNational Trust
English Heritage
See Tide Tables
Howick Hall Garden6 miles
Hulne ParkAlnwick
Lindisfarne Castle28 milesNational Trust
Lindisfarne Priory28 MilesPriory (Ruin)English Heritage
Northumberlandia26 milesEarthworks Sculpture, Country Park
Rothbury12 milesAttractive village
Seahouses16 miles
Simonside Hills17 milesWild Moorland Hiking
Thrunton Woods9 milesForest Hiking Trails
Wallington25 milesStately Home, GardensNational Trust
Warkworth6 miles
Warkworth Castle6 milesCastle (Ruin)English Heritage



Into the Hills

Walks in Northumberland’s hills, moors and woods.

Cragside Estate, Rothbury

Rothbury Terraces
More walks

Thrunton Woods
A walk in the woods

Simonside Hills
Wild walking

On the Waterfront

Coastal, beach and lakeside walking.

Bolam Lake Country Park
A short but interesting circular walk. Can be combined with a visit to newarby Wallington or Belsay Hall, Castle and gardens.
Starting Point: Bolam Lake Country Park car park | 30 miles from Alnwick.

Dunstanburgh Castle from Craster
Holy Island (Lindisfarne)
Starting Point: Craster harbour | 7 miles from Alnwick.

Holy Island Circular
Holy Island (Lindisfarne)
Before travelling to Holy Island you’ll need to check the tide timetable, as the causeway road over to the island is underwater during high tide.