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B.B Tour / Alnwick Food Festival, Castle and Town

On this trip, we will truly get the full experience that Alnwick has to offer. We will be exploring points of interest such as Barter Books, the old Victorian railway station that is now the largest second hand bookshop in Europe. We will also show you why Alnwick Castle was the greatest stronghold of the North East as well as dwelling into its history over the 1000 years that it’s been standing. To top it all off, we will be going to the annual Alnwick Food Festival with east street food, locally produced food, arts, crafts, LIVE music, entertainment and of course cocktails and other locally brewed drinks at Taste of Northumbria.

Itinerary for the Day

09:45 – Meet Northumbria Business School, City Campus East (NE1, 2SU)
10:00 – Depart from Newcastle
11:00am – Arrival at Alnwick, Barter Books, Alnwick Town and Alnwick Treehouse
12:30 – Alnwick Food Festival
13:45 – Introduction to Alnwick Castle
14:00 – Alnwick Castle Historical Grounds Tour – Hear stories from the long and eventful history of Alnwick Castle as you walk the grounds with one of our knowledgeable guides. Alnwick Castle has been at the forefront of history for centuries. From attacks by Scottish kings to resident knights like Harry Hotspur, through to restorations in the Georgian and Victorian eras, there is always more to discover.
14:50 – Tour of Alnwick Castle State Rooms – Some of the best filming locations are done in this part of the castle, styled in the Italian Renaissance as the brainchild of the fourth duke of Northumberland. As the second largest inhabited castle in the UK, it is home to the 12th Duke and Duchess of Northumberland.
15:30 – Free time to go to the Castle shop, play some archery, take photos and regroup at the Alnwick Gardens
16:00 – Depart from Alnwick
17:00 – Arrival at Newcastle

£40 for adults
£30 adults for children aged under 16

Earlier Event: September 20
B.B Tour / Sage Gateshead Tour