Schools wise, there are a number of local primary schools together with a newly built secondary school, The Duchess’s Community High School, in Alnwick.
Alnwick Castle even boasts the Hogwarts International School of Wizardry for those Harry Potter fans amongst us!
Alnwick also has all the usual support services on offer, healthcare, doctors, clinics and dentists, as well as a great selection of attractive boutiques and gift shops and the famous traditional market days in the town centre.
For a serious shopping trip, the market town of Morpeth is only 20 minutes’ South with the city of Newcastle upon Tyne and the Metro Centre in Gateshead both less than 40 minutes’ drive South. Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, can be reached in under 2 hours too.
The great outdoors is on your doorstep, whether your preference is for hills, forest or coast, all are just a short drive away. The Northumberland National Park plus Kielder Water and it’s ‘Dark Skies’ park are also within easy reach!
With trails and adventure in the National Park for walkers, climbers and cyclists of every ability, and a range of water sports available at Kielder & on the heritage coastline, Northumberland is the most beautiful county to visit. The historical links golf courses of Alnmouth Village Golf Club (dating from 1869, England’s oldest 9 hole links golf course) and the splendour of nearby Alnmouth Golf Club at Foxton Hall, the 4th oldest club in England, are just minutes away.