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Nominated ‘best place in Britain’ to live by Country Life magazine, surely the next best thing to living in the unspoilt, picturesque market town of Alnwick is to make it the destination of choice for a Northumberland holiday cottage. Dubbed ‘the Windsor of the North’, the county town of Alnwick is the seat of the Duke of Northumberland and home to popular Alnwick Castle and Gardens.

Alnwick is a superb choice for your holiday cottage, ideally situated a short drive from Northumbria’s many ancient castles, rolling Cheviot hills and stunning Northumberland Heritage Coast. The town’s origins date back to the 11th century and Alnwick successfully retains a strong sense of history to the present day, with its narrow cobbled streets, ancient buildings and the medieval market place, which is still the hub of the town and the focal point for local events such as the monthly Farmer’s Market. Modern amenities in Alnwick include a host of fine pubs, bistros and restaurants, and it also boasts a modern sports centre, cinema and theatre for leisure pursuits. Alnwick’s location in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, on the doorstop of all that Northumberland has to offer, makes it an ideal spot for a holiday cottage stay.

You can see our choice of self-catering cottages in Alnwick here.

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