Just five minutes' walk from the centre of Alnwick and adjacent to the castle you'll find the award-winning Alnwick Garden. Home to one of the biggest tree houses in the world, this green space is a great place for a family day out. In Alnwick itself, and in nearby Morpeth, you'll find a range of family-friendly hotels including guesthouses, inns and self-catering accommodation.
Hotels Close to Alnwick Garden
For those who want to be within walking distance of the castle and gardens, a hotel in Alnwick town centre is the ideal choice. Family-owned B&Bs and guesthouses provide comfortable, value-for-money accommodation, with amenities such as free wired or wireless internet, complimentary breakfast and flat-screen TVs in guest rooms. For those who would prefer to stay in nearby Morpeth, the good news is that most hotels here provide free self-parking, so you can get out and about to explore the local area without worrying about finding a parking space when you get back.
Superhero Picnics and Poisonous Plants
There's plenty happening at Alnwick Garden for the whole family to enjoy. The garden was laid down in 1750, when it was landscaped by Capability Brown. It closed to the public in 1950, and it wasn't until 1997 that it was redeveloped by the Duchess of Northumberland, at a cost of £42million. Today it's home to a 6,000 square foot tree house, visitor centre, pavilion and a number of water features. The Poison Garden tour is your opportunity to find out more about poisonous plants such as Hemlock and Foxglove, and you'll spot over 4,000 varieties of plants as you stroll through the gardens. Throughout the year there are events happening such as superhero picnics, storytelling and outdoor theatre performances. You could even ask at your B&B whether they'll prepare a picnic lunch for you, if you like.
Value-for-Money Accommodation in Alnwick
Alnwick's range of accommodation is great for couples and families travelling on a budget. With two and three-star guest houses and B&Bs available to choose from, you'll still enjoy a range of amenities like free WiFi and complimentary breakfast, so you can make the most of your break in Northumberland.