We spent two days in Alnwick over Easter. We were made to feel very welcome on arrival with tea and cake, and some helpful ideas for our stay from Maureen. The rooms are very imaginatively decorated, with plenty to look at and admire, and lots of information about the pictures etc. in the room. Breakfast was excellent and the bed was extremely comfortable. Although we were overlooking the church, the sound of the clock striking was very unobtrusive and didn't disturb us. Maureen and Peter are great hosts, and the little treats on the breakfast table on Easter Sunday were very much appreciated.
We didn't find it incredibly easy to eat out in Alnwick, especially at reasonable cost, but it was Easter week. The pizza house in the main street is recommended - I have never had a pizza anywhere for just over £5! However, you cannot book and it is very popular. The tapas restaurant also looked nice but was fully booked. So its just worth remembering the need to think ahead about where you are going to eat, rather than leaving it to the last minute.
If you are a book lover (like me) don't miss the massive second hand bookshop nearby in the old station buildings. Even if you are not, a coffee and cake in one of the old waiting rooms in front of a blazing fire is very enjoyable.
All in all, a lovely stay.
- Also Known As:
- Courtyard Garden Alnwick, Northumberland