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We were staying right next to Alnwick’s Catholic church and I loved hearing the chime of the church clock overnight. Breakfast was enjoyable and we got chatting to another couple about local history and Hadrian’s Wall. After breakfast we went straight to Alnwick Garden arriving just as the gates opened. This meant the garden was [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Sep 23rd 2016

Breakfast in the Vermont was as excellent as usual, although the arrangements had changed since our previous visits. There is still the buffet arrangement for cold breakfast items but all cooked food is prepared fresh to order. We were pleased to find there was the perfect table with five chairs so we were all able [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Oct 31st 2015

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 24th 2014

In the morning we visited Alnwick Castle which was labelled a ‘must do’ on Mr C’s list.  We both enjoyed revisiting the castle and were rather relieved that we were English Heritage members, which allowed us discounted entry to the castle which normally costs £14.50.  After I bought up yet another book from the gift [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Sep 26th 2013

The answer to where is this picture and where is the picture within the picture is:
The frame is situated within Alnwick Castle Grounds looking out over the countryside.  Just of to the left is the view of the Lion Bridge which can be seen here.  Just out of sight of the picture is the river [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Dec 4th 2009

Following my last post on Alnwick Castle I had a special request for some Hotspur. So here he is:

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 2nd 2009

Alnwick Castle has been home to the Percy family since 1309 when Henry Lord Percy purchased Alnwick Castle moving the family north from Yorkshire. It is the second largest inhabited castle in England.
The earliest mention of Alnwick Castle in the history books appears soon after 1096 when Yves de Vescy became baron of Alnwick [...]

15 Comments CherryPie on Nov 25th 2009

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