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4.8 / 5Exceptional
71 reviews


  • Pet Friendly
  • Kitchen


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Pow Burn
    8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Edlingham Castle
    13 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Bridge of Aln Hotel
    3 min drive
  • Restaurant
    The Queen's Head
    4 min drive
  • Airport
    Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.)
    45 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Alnwick, Your own Castle in the Borders of Northumberland is in a rural location. Alnwick Castle and Edlingham Castle are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Willowburn Sports and Leisure Centre and Alnmouth Village Golf Club. Our guests appreciate the castle's quiet location.

    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Pow Burn - 8 min drive
    • Crown Studio Gallery - 13 min drive
    • Cragside - 13 min drive
    • Edlingham Castle - 13 min drive
    • Hulne Park - 25 min drive

    Getting around

    • Acklington Station - 22 min drive
    • Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.) - 44 min drive


    • Bridge of Aln Hotel - 3 min drive
    • The Queen's Head - 4 min drive
    • Plough Inn - 6 min drive
    • Village Tearoom - 7 min drive
    • The Shepherds Rest Inn - 10 min drive

    About this property

    Your own Castle in the Borders of Northumberland

    Family-friendly castle in Alnwick
    Your own castle... with log burning stove, snooker room, fully modern kitchen and bathrooms. Originally a fortified village refuge, built in around AD1250, this beautiful Grade 2* historically listed tower has been recently brought up to full modern comfort, but still with a barrel-vaulted basement (with full sized snooker table), large carved stone fireplace and modern kitchen. We also have the attached stone cottage for rental (property number 8926894 https://www.homeaway.co.uk/p8926894?uni_id=4994382 ) if you have a larger party. It's positioned beautifully in Whittingham Vale, in the middle of its village. Eight miles (12km) from Alnwick with its famous gardens - and the castle which stood in for Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films. 12 miles from Alnmouth and the beaches. It's just next to Thrunton woods for keen mountain bikers, and the Cheviot Hills for walkers and hikers. Rothbury and Cragside are nearby. Further afield is the whole of the coast and castles of Northumberland : from Tynemouth Priory in the south, through Druridge Bay, Amble, Alnmouth, Craster, Dunstanburgh castle, Seahouses, Bamburgh bay and castle, through to Lindisfarne and Berwick. The border country is wild and open - you will be just on the edge of the Dark Skies national park, which leads to some great views of the Milky Way and good viewing of shooting stars, even the occasional showing of the Northern Lights. It's fully equipped inside. The main living floor is the first floor (the ground floor is a fortified barrel vaulted room with no windows - but a full size snooker table). The kitchen has a wine fridge, large American style fridge-freezer with icemaker, induction hob, Miele double oven, microwave, platewarming ovens, and the usual dishwasher and washing machine (the drier is in the snooker room). The main living room is a large room, with comfortable space for everybody with classic Bergere suite and leather chesterfield, a old family heirloom Grandfather clock and a log burning stove (we leave a starter basket of logs to get you going). Curl up with a book, watch a movie, chat by the log fire. On the second floor lie the three bedrooms, family and ensuite bathrooms. These consist of one double room, one twin (which can be set up as a superking size double), the family bathroom, with large high pressure shower and double ended slipper bath, and the master bedroom. This has a superking size four-poster bed for the romantics amongst you. Off this is a dressing room - which can accommodate either a travel cot or a temporary bed for a seventh guest (both available on demand) - and an ensuite bathroom, again with high pressure shower with body jets. Don't expect people to breakfast early - it's very, very quiet ! Outside is simple - a terrace, a large gravelled parking area, and two lawns sloping towards the River Aln. There is an outside hose for muddy gear and mountain bikes, and a wooden table and chairs in the shed for outside dining in good weather
    Guest accommodation at Your own Castle in the Borders of Northumberland offers fireplaces and DVD players. Rooms open to patios. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas.
    Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and hairdryers. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property manager

    property manager


    Speaks English, French

    Property amenities


    Available in some public areas: Internet access

    Parking and public transport

    Parking available

    Things to do

    Arcade/game room
    Billiards/pool table

    Family friendly

    Arcade/game room
    DVD player
    High chair
    Separate dining area

    Languages spoken





    Smoke-free property
    Video library

    Room amenities




    3 bathrooms


    DVD player

    Food and drink

    Coffee/tea maker
    Dining room

    Outdoor space



    Iron/ironing board



    Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Special check-in instructions

    • Guests will receive an email from the property manager with check-in and check-out instructions.


    • Pets are allowed.
    • Restrictions apply
    • For more information, contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.

    Payment types at the property


    Important information

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
      On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.

    We should mention

    Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A car is required for transport to and from this property.

    Property is also known as

    • Your own Castle in the Borders of Northumberland Castle
    • Your own Castle in the Borders of Northumberland Alnwick
    • Your own Castle in the Borders of Northumberland Castle Alnwick


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor

    5/5 Excellent


      It was just what we were looking for, our very own mini castle on a castle hunting holiday. Alnwick, Bamburgh and Warkworth castle within a short drive. Pele Tower had the wow factor that our teenage children will remember for a long time. This is the accommodation that all future holiday accommodations will never live up to. And a great place to play hide and seek. Thanks so much.


        An amazing property needing TLC

        Like other reviewers I found the Pele Tower in need of a thorough clean especially the kitchen. The sofas and beds had seen better days and were uncomfortable. It is an impressive property in need of love and care

        4/5 Good

          Great stay but not good sleep

          We (6 adults and one toddler) had a great stay in the pele tower. The property had everything we needed and the area is superb for exploring. Alas we did not have a very restful sleep in the beds. All 6 of us left our stay with aching backs! We think the mattresses probably need upgrading. Our only complaint but quite a major consideration.

          5/5 Excellent

            Great Stay in the Tower

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            4/5 Good

              lovely short break

              Great holiday, lovely place, we will return. Only issue we had to clean kitchen before use

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