If you’re planning on visiting Alnwick Castle, you’ll be glad to know that there are plenty of places to stay in Alnwick town centre and beyond.

From luxury hotels and bed and breakfasts to Airbnb accommodation and self-catering holiday cottages on the coast, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to holiday accommodation in Alnwick and Northumberland.

Accommodation near Alnwick Castle

Whether you’re visiting Alnwick Castle for the school holidays as a family, a solo film fanatic, or as a couple of history buffs, accommodation choices are plentiful in this quaint town. 

The best areas to stay in Northumberland 

With 5,130km of space to explore, Northumberland is home to many seaside towns and breathtaking villages just waiting to be explored. If you’re researching where to stay in Northumberland, here are a few of our favourite areas.


We couldn’t start this list without the home of Alnwick Castle. Between the market streets of Alnwick town centre, you’ll find cosy pubs, bookshops, places to eat and more. After a day of broomstick training, fighting dragons, and learning about the history of Alnwick in the castle, you can rest your head in a hotel, a bed and breakfast, or a self-catered cottage. 


Travel just five miles from Alnwick towards the coast and you will find the spellbinding village of Alnmouth. Set in Northumberland’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Alnmouth boasts expansive bays, beaches and sand dunes. Look out for the diverse wildlife around the area, and snap a few pictures of the town’s signature colourful houses as you explore.


Perfect for families and couples, Amble has plenty to offer with its picturesque harbour. Stroll across the coastline to spot puffins, seals, and some of Northumberland’s most spectacular seabirds. Fancy heading further inland? Head to Amble’s town centre for a great range of cafes, restaurants, and pubs that serve everything from freshly baked pastries to heart-warming evening tipples.


If you’re visiting Alnwick for our wondrous castle, Bamburgh should definitely be a stop on your list. With coastal views at every turn, Bamburgh’s coastal vistas make for a memorable walk with loved ones. Look out to the North Sea, where you’ll also catch a glimpse of the Farne Islands. Finish the day with a wine and dine experience in one of the village's high-end seafood restaurants before getting some well-deserved R&R.



Located on the border of England and Scotland, Berwick-upon-Tweed is a historical border town, outlined by the romantic River tweed. Lovers of Downton Abbey and Harry Potter will already be aware of Alnwick Castle’s film and TV history, however, Berwick-upon-Tweed also has its own claim to fame in ITV’s popular drama series, Vera.  


Take your pick from glamping accommodation, family-friendly holiday parks, and dog-friendly cottages.



It only makes sense for the fishing village of Craster to have excellent seafood — but did you know that it’s home to the famous smoked kippers loved by the Royal Family? If you’re looking for camping sites in Northumberland or a local B&B, Craster has many accommodation options on offer. Explore Craster’s tranquil coves — the perfect getaway destination for families, couples, and solo travellers.

Find a place to stay near Alnwick Castle


With our jam-packed events programme, we’re sure that your visit to Alnwick Castle will be one to remember. Make your weekend break in Northumberland even better with the help of the county’s vast accommodation choices — from self-catering caravan parks to boutique hotels, and everything in between.

Plan your visit to Alnwick Castle and book your tickets today.