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Alnmouth on the Northumberland Coast

Alnmouth village and estuary

Alnmouth village and estuary – © Gail Johnson –

Almouth is a picturesque village right on the Northumberland coast. It is roughly central on the coast, about half way between Newcastle and Berwick.

It is one of the most popular places to stay in the county of Northumberland, and has a good number of B&Bs and an especially large number of self-catering properties to choose from.

Its roots are almost 100 years old when the village began as a grain port and shipbuilding centre in the 13th century. It is home to the Schooner Hotel, a listed 17th century coaching inn only 100 yards from the beach and golf course. The hotel is more than 500 years old and is reportedly haunted!

Why is Alnmouth so popular? It has incredible beaches, and its long golden sands stretch out for miles from both sides of the River Aln’s estuary. It is a large village with good facilities, including shops, cafes and pubs. It has a picture-postcard charm to it and offers plenty of history and culture worth enjoying and exploring.

Each year in Almouth there is an arts festival in June and a Beer festival in October. The town is close to Alnwick, Warkworth, the village of Craster and Dunstanburgh Castle, Rothbury, and Embleton sands furthern north on the coast.

Almouth offers excellent golf, sailing from its sheltered harbour, and access to walking and water sports. It appeals to cyclists as the coastal cycle route runs through the town, and wildlife watchers, too.

It has its own railway station a few miles from the town, which is accessed by the East Coast Main line, and is on both main bus routes and main roads.


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Where is Alnmouth?:

See the map on our Northumberland maps page.