Alnmouth attractions

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AlnmouthAlnmouth is in Northumberland, a county that borders Cumbria to the west, County Durham to the south, Tyne and Wear to the southeast, the Scottish Borders to the north and has nearly 80 miles of North Sea coastline. It is an area of uncrowded golden sandy beaches, stunning countryside set amongst two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the rugged Northumberland National Park. There are more castles in Northumberland than anywhere else in England and the Holy Island of Lindisfarne is the birthplace of English Christianity.

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Attractions Warkworth Castle was built in the 12th century then rebuilt, and the gatehouse was added in the 13th century. The three storey keep was built during the late 14th century. It includes a great hall, chapel, kitchens, store rooms and various chambers. Although now in ruin it is open to the public (charges apply). The Castle is located in Warkworth village centre, rising steeply above the River Coquet. There is a car park. Tel: 01665 711423. About 3 miles south of Alnmouth.

Warkworth Castle

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Attractions During the summer there are regular boat trips from Amble harbour, just down the coast, to the RSPB bird sanctuary at Coquet Island. Coquet Island is a small island close to the Northumberland coast. In 1841 lighthouse was built on the island. About 5 miles south of Alnmouth.

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Attractions About 5 miles from Alnmouth, Howick Hall Gardens has be rated by the BBC Gardener's World Magazine as one of the top 5 coastal gardens in the country. Tel: 01665 577 285. www.howickhallgardens.org. About 5 miles north of Alnmouth.

Howick Hall Gardens

Attractions Dunstanburgh Castle, Craster, Alnwick, Northumberland, Telephone: 01665 576231. Dramatic castle ruins which dominate a lonely stretch of Northumberland's coastline with splendid clifftop views, about 7 miles north of Alnmouth. Dunstanburgh Castle is managed by English Heritage. About 8 miles north of Alnmouth.

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