places to stay in Alnwick

The Best Places to Stay in Alnwick

Alnwick is the glorious and historic market town in the heart of the beautiful and diverse county of Northumberland. Attractions here include Alnwick Castle, known as the Windsor of the North, which was featured as the Hogwarts School in the Harry Potter films and is the second biggest inhabited castle in England. It has also been used as a shooting site for Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, Blackadder, Downton Abbey, and other TV shows and movies. The Duke of Northumberland owns the castle, which is available to the public during the summer. Alnwick is a fantastic place to stay if you’re planning a trip to Northumberland, especially if you’re a big Potterhead! We’ve made it simple for you to enjoy your time in Alnwick by reviewing the finest hotels, Bed & Breakfast, Hostels, and delightfully comfortable Holiday parks and Holiday Cottages in and around the area. Here are the best places to stay in Alnwick, Northumberland.


Best Holiday Cottages in Alnwick

We’ve selected the best holiday cottages in Alnwick that will provide you with your own space and a home away from home. These magnificent retreats offer both beach lovers and those searching for a countryside escape, a fabulous and comfortable spot to stay in.

Thornbrae Retreat Alnwick

This two-story, stone-built house is just a few steps from Alnwick town centre and a short drive from the Northumberland Coast. This stunning contemporary stone-built cottage has amazing facilities – there’s a hot tub, a large private outside space and a large open plan lounge-diner area.   The kitchen has a dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and oven with hob,  and the dining area has amply space for four visitors.  There’s even a marble-topped breakfast bar too.  Check the prices of the Thornbrae Retreat here.

The first floor has two large double bedrooms, both with ensuite shower rooms with underfloor heating.  And to cater for your days outdoors, the kitchen also has a washing machine and dryer.  You might never want to leave this glorious place!  And you’ll want to reserve Thornbrae early, as it is very popular.  

Thornbrae Retreat in Alnwick features:

  • Hot tub
  • Internet access
  • Luxury
  • Designer Touches
  • Towels included
  • Travel cot available
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob
  • Microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Highchair available

Key information about the Thornbrae Retreat in Alnwick:

  • 2 Bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bathroom
  • Pets are not allowed
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine and Dryer

This is a fantastic holiday cottage for you and your family! Want to see more about Thornbrae Retreat?

Ravenslaw House, Alnwick

Ravenslaw House is a unique Victorian-era property in the heart of Alnwick’s ancient market town, it is within a short walking distance to pubs, and the main sights of Alnwick. It’s ideal for a unique get-together with family and friends. Designed in the style of a Scottish country house in 1892, this former home of William Hardy, the renowned fishing gear maker, has been lovingly conserved with antiques and luxury furniture to keep its great character while providing contemporary comfort for a really unique trip. Want to see more about Ravenslaw House?

Ravenslaw House in Alnwick features:

  • Downstairs bedroom
  • Downstairs bathroom
  • Enclosed garden / patio
  • Open fire/wood burner
  • Hot tub
  • Internet access
  • Pub nearby
  • Shop nearby
  • Luxury
  • Family-friendly
  • Four Poster
  • Quirky
  • Towels included
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair available

Key information about the Ravenslaw House in Alnwick:

  • 9 Bedroom
  • Sleeps 18
  • 9 Bathroom
  • Pets are allowed

Ravenslaw House is a fantastic choice if you have a big family. Check availability here.

Town Square View, Alnwick

This is the place to stay for a simple life, right off the main market square, with all you need and more within walking distance, and the fantastic beach of Alnmouth is just five miles away.  Enter the property via the front door, up the stairs, and into the retro-styled open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, with two cosy couches and a Smart TV. A dining table with seats for four is available for group meals. The kitchen offers everything you need to cook up a crowd with an electric oven and cooktop, a fridge, a freezer, and a dishwasher. Two of the three bedrooms are located on the first level.    Check prices of Town Square View here.

Both bedrooms feature double beds, and the bathroom, which has a shower over the bath and a WC, is also on this floor. The master bedroom on the second level features a double bed and a small dressing space. A contemporary en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath and a WC is also available. Want to see more photos of Alnwick’s Town Square View?

Town Square View in Alnwick features:

  • Internet access
  • Dishwasher and Washing Machine
  • Gas BBQ
  • Pub nearby
  • Shop nearby
  • Beach within easy reach
  • Fishing onsite / nearby
  • Family-friendly
  • Quirky
  • Towels included
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair available

Key information about the Town Square View in Alnwick:

  • 3 Bedroom
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bathroom
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing Machine
  • Pets are allowed

Are you looking for a spacious, clean, and convenient cottage? Want more information on Town Square View?

Pottergate Tower, Alnwick

Pottergate Tower is a beautiful property in Northumberland’s centre, right smack in the middle of Alnwick. This property is undoubtedly one of the best places to stay in Alnwick, Northumberland. It’s ideal for an exclusive, romantic getaway for a couple searching for a unique and adventurous location to create unforgettable memories. This one-of-a-kind, Grade 2-listed historic tower is ideal for a couple searching for a romantic getaway while exploring this gorgeous, historic town and the surrounding Northumberland area.   Take a look at more photos here.

You’ll enter the tower and make your way up the very narrow spiral stone staircase.  The open-plan modern kitchen/diner on the upper floor has large, arched windows that fill the space with light. You may sit on the separate island for a quick breakfast and a drink, or you can have a leisurely dinner together at the dining table by candlelight. Stairs on one side of the kitchen lead to a mezzanine with views on all four sides and a cushioned window seat and bookshelves. Sit here with your morning coffee and take in the breathtaking views of the old market town, Alnwick Castle, and the surrounding countryside. Want more information on Pottergate Tower?

Pottergate Tower in Alnwick features:

  • Internet access
  • Pub nearby
  • Shop nearby
  • Beach within easy reach
  • Romantic
  • Quirky
  • Towels included

Key information about the Pottergate Tower in Alnwick:

  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pets are not allowed

Looking for a romantic getaway with breathtaking views? Check prices of the Pottergate Tower here.

Best Hotels in Alnwick, Northumberland

If you’re planning a trip to the historic and stunningly beautiful market town of Alnwick, you’ll be pleased to hear that there are plenty of fabulous places to stay. Even better, many of them are conveniently located in the town centre, within walking distance of Alnwick’s top attractions, sites, and services, from the historic Alnwick Castle to the banks of the Aln and further afield.  We’ve picked the best of the Alnwick Hotels!

The Hogs Head Inn, Alnwick

The Alnwick Hog’s Head Inn has a pleasant terrace and a bar. This 3-star inn, established in 2012, is 2.1 miles from Alnwick Castle and 5 miles from Dunstanburgh Castle. The inn’s guest rooms have a TV, desk, tea/coffee making amenities, a hairdryer, and ironing facilities. The private bathroom has either a bath or a shower. Want more information on The Hogs Head Inn?

Every morning, The Hog’s Head Inn serves a Full English/Irish breakfast and later in the day the restaurant serves all-day seasonal cuisine, with a speciality in steaks and the use of local ingredients whenever possible.   Check rates for Alnwick’s Hogs Head Inn here.

  • The Hogs Head Inn’s Address: Hawfinch Drive, Alnwick, NE66 2BF, United Kingdom
  • Is there parking at the Hogs Head Inn? – Yes, it’s free. Free private parking is available on site.
  • Is there a restaurant onsite at the Hogs Head Inn? Yes
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the Hogs Head Inn? Yes
  • Is breakfast available at the Hogs Head Inn? Yes

The Hogs Head Inn features a lovely terrace and bar where you can relax after a long day in Alnwick. Check availability here.

The Cookie Jar, Alnwick

The Cookie Jar (Alnwick), formerly the Convent of Mercy, has fast free Wi-Fi and a terrace and is located about 0.3 kilometres from the heart of Alnwick. It provides pet-friendly accommodation in Alnwick, 200 meters from Alnwick Castle.  Alnwick’s cookie Jar also has a fully licensed resident’s lounge.   Each bedroom features an en-suite bathroom with a rainfall showerhead. Towels, linen, and toiletries are also provided. The Cookie Jar has amazing Hypnos beds and flat-screen TVs in rooms. There are also facilities to make tea and coffee, and you’ll be given a free jar of cookies when you arrive. There’s a front desk that is open 24 hours a day and as a resident, you will have access to an evening supper seven days a week, provided at the restaurant. Golfing and fishing are two of the many activities available in the area. Check rooms and rates here!

  • Cookie Jar Address: 12 Bailiffgate, Alnwick, NE66 1LU, United Kingdom
  • Is there parking at the Cookie Jar? – There is no parking available
  • Is there a restaurant onsite at the Cookie Jar? Yes
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the Cookie Jar? Yes
  • Is breakfast available at the Cookie Jar? Yes

I recommend this place for couples since many enjoy it, giving it a rating of 9.7 for a two-person stay. Read more reviews of The Cookie Jar here.

Best Hostels in Alnwick

Hostels are the budget-conscious traveller’s greatest friend and whether you choose to stay in a dorm or have your own private room if you want more space, then they’re a great option for making your money go a little further.  There’s one hostel in Alnwick and it is lovely!

Alnwick Youth Hostel

Alnwick Youth Hostel is located in the heart of Alnwick in the building that was once the town’s Court House. This family-friendly 4-star hostel opened in 2011 and has a selection of en-suite rooms, a pleasant lobby, a games area, and a bright and airy dining room. The hostel’s town centre position makes it perfect for a visit to the town.  This is an excellent choice for families, partygoers, bikers, and travellers. Check rooms and rates here!

Best B&Bs in Alnwick

Alnwick offers some really rather wonderful B&Bs with spacious and pleasant rooms – so here they are – the best bed and breakfasts in Alnwick.

Coach House B&B Alnwick

The Coach House B&B is located near the iconic Barter Books and next to a magnificent terrace of Georgian Town Houses. It is a short walk to the town centre, Alnwick Castle, Alnwick Gardens, and the Treehouse. It has free Wi-Fi and private parking. Some rooms here include a dining space and/or a terrace. Every day, the Coach House offers à la carte and full English or Irish breakfast options. Check rooms and rates here!

  • Coach House B&B Address: Coach House Belvedere Terrace, Alnwick, NE66 2NX, United Kingdom
  • Is there parking at the Coach House B&B? – Yes, it’s free. Free private parking is available on site.
  • Is there a restaurant onsite at the Coach House B&B? Yes
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the Coach House B&B? Yes
  • Is breakfast available at the Coach House B&B? Yes

We highly recommend the Coach House B&B if you want an excellent central location and pleasant service. Check availability here.

Greycroft B&B Alnwick

Greycroft is a four-star Gold B&B with an outstanding reputation for offering visitors a relaxed ‘home from home’ experience. With various delectable breakfasts that allow you to enjoy some of the region’s finest local cuisine, this is a great place for your holiday in Northumberland.

For a relaxing holiday, Greycroft is the perfect place to stay. It’s in the heart of Alnwick’s conservation area, and it’s only a two-minute walk from the town centre, where you can find restaurants and other attractions like Alnwick Castle and Gardens.  See room rates here.

After a day of wandering, visitors may relax in the gorgeous walled garden or at the comfy guest lounge. All the guestrooms are en-suite and feature complimentary Wi-Fi. In addition, there is guest parking on a private road on the property. Read more reviews of Alnwick’s Greycroft B&B here

  • Greycroft B&B Address: Croft Place Alnwick, Alnwick, NE66 1XU, United Kingdom
  • Is there parking at the Greycroft B&B? – Yes, it’s free. Free private parking is available on site.
  • Is there a restaurant onsite at the Greycroft B&B? Yes
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the Greycroft B&B? Yes
  • Is breakfast available at the Greycroft B&B? Yes

Couples really appreciate the area, rating it at 10.0 for a two-person trip. In addition, you will be able to enjoy the best breakfast available at this four-star Gold B&B. Rooms at the Greycroft B&B are popular, so book early!

Hallow & Crux, Alnwick

The Hallow & Crux B&B, located in the heart of town and just 100 meters from Alnwick Castle, has four uniquely designed boutique bedrooms. The deluxe king-size guestrooms were remodelled and restored in Spring 2021 to provide en-suite amenities, including walk-in rainfall showers, with two rooms also including roll-top baths. All rooms feature a Dolce Gusto coffee maker with complimentary pods, a 43″ smart TV, free WIFI, a hairdryer, premium amenities like bathrobes, Hypnos mattresses, and hypoallergenic linen.  This is a glorious place to stay in Alnwick and you can check the rates and availability here.

The property also has an award-winning 90-seat restaurant and bar, The Dirty Bottles. This award-winning restaurant serves 14-hour slow-cooked types of meat, fresh seafood, unique burgers, and an exciting beverage menu. On summer days, the lovely roof garden is the ideal spot to kick back and relax, with views towards the rear of Alnwick Castle and with music, heaters, and festoon lights. It is also the ideal place to end the evening after a day visiting Northumberland. The Hallow & Crux B&B books out quickly, so you’ll need to reserve early!

  • Hallow & Crux Address: 34 Narrowgate, Alnwick, NE66 1JG, United Kingdom
  • Is there parking at the Hallow & Crux? – Yes, there is street parking available.
  • Is there a restaurant onsite at the Hallow & Crux? Yes
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the Hallow & Crux? Yes
  • Is breakfast available at the Hallow & Crux? Yes

With views to the rear of Alnwick Castle, this B&B is the perfect place to unwind. So, if you want to relax after a long day here in Alnwick, this is the place to be. See room rates here.

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Final Words on the Best Places to Stay in Alnwick, Northumberland

Alnwick is a lovely and exciting market town in Northumberland.  There are some great facilities in town to make your stay here more enjoyable and staying in Alnwick provides you with a great base to explore the rest of Northumberland.  So whether you pick an Alnwick holiday cottage, hotel, B&B or come and stay in the hostel, you’ll be well situated for your Northumberland holiday!

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