Want a great base for exploring Alnwick Castle, the Northumberland coast and Lindisfarne? This former courthouse in Alnwick town centre is perfect for visiting one of most historically important places in the north of England.
The hostel has free Wi-Fi to keep groups and school trips entertained, plus plenty of space to play or study. Groups and educational visits can expect a games room, a quiet room, and an outdoor space with picnic tables. There’s also a meeting room with data projector, whiteboard and flip chart. YHA Alnwick can provide evening meals and picnic lunches for pre-booked groups, so you’ll never go hungry. There’s also a licensed bar of beers, wines and soft drinks for the evenings.
Major attractions can be reached from the door, and you’ll find favourites like Alnwick Castle (the setting for Hogwarts in Harry Potter!) and Alnwick Gardens less than a mile away. A stay here isn’t complete without a visit to Barter Books – one of the largest second hand bookshops in Europe. Wildlife lovers and biology students are just a 15 minute drive from Lindisfarne, or you could brush up on history with a visit to the castles of Bamburgh, Warkworth and Dunstanburgh.
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Learning Outside the Classroom
YHA is at the top of the class for educational visits. We have been awarded a
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC) Award at 74 of our Youth Hostels
across England and Wales.
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How to get here
By car and coach: From the south, Alnwick is well sign-posted from the A1. From the A1, take the A1068, the road becomes the B6346, turn left at the Bondgate Tower, turn left on Hotspur Street leading to Green Batt, the hostel is on the right.
On foot: Turn right out of the bus station onto Clayport Street. Take the next left onto Tower Lane. Follow the road to the left onto Green Batt. The hostel is 300m on the left, opposite the library.