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Alnwick

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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day6

    Dirty Bottle Hotel

    August 6 in the United Kingdom

    Alnwick Is a very interesting little town of which more latter.
    Finally found our B&B after driving into a ladies yard next door. She helpfully said it was next door with the blue sign.
    They had taken the gateposts and sign down either recently or she is not very observant.
    A shortish walk down hill from the B&B where we are staying.
    The walk backup was much, much longer.
    A good selection of pubs for dinner, The White Swan, The Black Swan, The Fox, the usual set if Crowns and George’s.
    Finally decided on the Dirty Bottle which had a great story attached. Apparently a previous publican had moved some bottles from a window and dropped dead. His wife declared them cursed and they have not been moved since.
    Not sure if this was a life insurance scam. They are still there although the place has been been extensively renovated so the contractors must have had a challenge.

    Biggest burgers west of the Pennines and a serving of chips and onion rings that would kill you. Bernadette in heaven.
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  • Day4

    Day 4 Copenhagen to Harewood

    August 4 in the United Kingdom

    It was a travel day, Copenhagen to Harewood. Usual things to expect; train, plane , bus, car, queue, questions, wait. Repeat.

    Thanks to all our neighbours we were up with plenty of time to make the plane.

    Thinking the airport might be air conditioned we were at the station by 6:40 (the flight was 10:10 with a 13 minute train trip so it was never going to be close run thing). As it turned out it may have been but it wasn’t as we know it.

    Past the morning meeting of the Copenhagen Collective of Ladies of the Street Corner and a number of hopefully hangover suffering locals and an easy ride Copenhagen Lufthavn.

    When you travel with cheap airlines you expect to walk to the opposite end of the terminal to check in, the other end to go through security, back to the other end to board. We had almost walked to Manchester.
    Most entertaining was the three elderly Americans grappling with self checkin and baggage drop. They were eventually handheld through the process, although the lady whose hand luggage looked like it had exploded and whose booked luggage was already overweight is probably still trying to make the gate.

    Car pickup at Manchester where the line was as long as the one trying to get on the plane. The Hertz agent told me he was going to get a coffee but realised he’d be lynched if he left the counter. Wise call.

    Easy drive to Harewood to the fine residence of Kate, David and Charlie and a delightful walk in the local woods and a chicken curry in the backyard to round off the day.

    Charlie was at first a little reluctant to talk to Mark (a view held by many young children) but relented when she realised that he didn’t colour in between the lines as well as she did and need some instruction.

    Early sort of night and an most enjoyable day. Always is when your transport gets you where you hope.
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  • Day22

    Alnwick Castle

    August 31, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Joachim: Unser Castle No20, der zweitgrößte Adelssitz Englands und Familiensitz der Familie Percy.

    Hier wurden die HarryPotter Filme gedreht.

    Ann: Ganz schön riesig und wahnsinnig viel los. Wir waren nicht drin, da die Preise viel zu überteuert sind, 25£ pro Person. Da gehen wir lieber nochmal als Abschluss schön essen.Read more

  • Day63

    The perfect track until....

    August 2 in the United Kingdom

    Bis 20km vor Alnwick war alles bestens. Dachte schon voller Euphorie "yeah, du kannst durchfahren!". Dann haben sie es wieder vermasselt und ein Wanderweg zum Radweg umbenannt. Einfach etwas umbenennen und dann hoffen das es besser wird. Wann hat das schon mal funktioniert? Naja egal, sitze mit Castleblick an der Aln. Morgen Richtung Berwick und damit zur letzten Station in England.Read more

  • Day7

    Alnwick Castle

    December 25, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    This is the castle in Harry Potter movies. Alnwick Castle is one of the most iconic castles in Britain. It's also one of the most popular visitor attractions in the North East of England. Every year thousands of people from around the world come to the Castle to learn more about its history and explore its film and TV connections.Read more

  • Day3

    Alnwick Gardens

    May 28, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Alnwick Gardens is located just next to the castle.

    The Alnwick Garden gives pleasure in so many ways to so many people from all walks of life. It has become a contemporary pleasure garden, which brings joy to millions. When I see photographs of it in darkness I feel that I am watching it sleep, resting in preparation for the people it has to entertain the following day. To me a garden without people is dead, and people have brought The Alnwick Garden to life and restored its soul. -- Duchess of NorthumberlandRead more

  • Day3

    Harry Potter castle (Alnwick Castle)

    May 28, 2016 in the United Kingdom

    Alnwick castle, about 49 drive north of Newcastle. Some scenes of the Harry Potter movies where shot here. Next to the castle are the beautiful gardens.
    Further appeared also as Brancaster Castle in Downtown. Abbey. Ay the moment there is an exhibition in the State rooms with the opportunity to view costumes, props and behind the the scenes imagesRead more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Alnwick, ألنويك, آلنویک, アニック, Алник, اینک

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