Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Alnwick Castle and Garden
The family home of the Duke and Duchess of Northumberland. The castle is only a few minutes walk from the centre of Alnwick, “a town full of charm – voted the best place to live in Britain”. It has been a family home since 1309. The beautiful Alnwick Garden was created by the Duchess of Northumberland. The Grand Cascade is a ‘must see’ and is set within the walled garden .
Visitors can only reach the island at ‘low tide’ by the causeway that links Holy Island with the mainland. It is very important to check safe crossing times, and a copy of the tide times is available for information, at the guest house. Places to visit on the island include Lindisfarne Castle, Lindisfarne Heritage Centre and Lindisfarne National Nature Reserve.