Lovers of the arts visiting Alnwick for a short break should head straight for Alnwick Playhouse in the town centre. One of the North's leading venues, the Playhouse is the place to see live music, dance, comedy, theatre and film in Northumberland. You'll find a range of independent hotels, guesthouses and inns within a short walk of the venue, all offering affordable accommodation with excellent amenities for couples, families or anybody involved in performances here.
Accommodation Close to Alnwick Playhouse
Families travelling with younger children may prefer to stay within easy walking distance of the town centre, and you'll find inns and B&Bs offering family-friendly accommodation just a few minutes' walk from Alnwick Playhouse. Most offer complimentary breakfasts (usually prepared with local produce) and free internet, so it's easy to keep in touch with family and friends. For those who prefer self-catering accommodation in apartments or caravans, Morpeth has a good selection to choose from, and it's just a 30-minute drive to Alnwick. Most accommodation in Morpeth offers free self-parking, great for groups of friends or families travelling by car.
Hotels near Alnwick's Restaurants
Unless you're staying in self-catering accommodation, you'll probably want to enjoy a pre or post-theatre bite to eat, and Alnwick offers plenty of choice for foodies. Whether you're in the mood for fish and chips, Italian cuisine or traditional pub grub, you'll find it in the town centre. One of the best places to stop for lunch before a matinee performance or concert has to be the Station Buffet at Barter Books, one of the United Kingdom's biggest second-hand bookshops. You'll find plenty of restaurants serving local seafood such as Lindisfarne oysters, as well as Northumbrian Rarebit, a local speciality.
Characterful Accommodation with Modern Amenities in Alnwick
Accommodation in the local area tends to be family owned and run, which makes it more characterful than your average chain hotel. From cosy B&Bs to traditional inns, hotels here have plenty of charm, but they also offer modern amenities to ensure your stay is comfortable. Most are happy to provide free infant beds or cribs on request, with free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and DVD players on offer at many hotels, great for keeping the kids amused.