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White Swan

Bondgate Within Alnwick, United Kingdom

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White Swan

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Good romantic hotel. Located near shopping areas with easy access to parking.

Set in the heart of the historic market town of Alnwick and only a stone's throw from Alnwick Castle and Gardens, The White Swan is a charming 300 year old coaching inn that blends its unique heritage with superb accommodation.

For generations one of the North of England's primary hotels, The White Swan is probably best known for its Olympic Dining Suite which features the magnificent panelling, mirrors and stained glass windows from the Titanic's sister ship. All 57 bedrooms are designed to an impeccable standard, and Hardy's Bistro, our contemporary, informal dining experience, is open all day for coffee, light lunches and an excellent bistro menu.

The perfect stopover en route to Scotland and the Edinburgh Festival, we're also your base for discovering the famous gardens at Alnwick Castle, and a tour of the very best of the North East with its unspoilt coastline, historic castles and Holy Island, Northumberland National Park and the exciting cities of Durham and Newcastle. Then return to the hotel for a traditional afternoon tea in front of the fire.
Hotel Address:
  • White Swan
  • Bondgate Within Alnwick
  • Bondgate Within Alnwick, NE66 1TD
  • United Kingdom

Location Summary
The White Swan is an ideal base from which to explore the stunning Northumbrian countryside and its National Trust sites. Alnwick Castle and the fabulous gardens created by the Duchess of Northumberland are within a couple of minutes walk of the hotel, and just a short drive away, the unspoilt beaches of the North East coast, the magnificence of Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island and Lindisfarne.

Walkers will love the breathtaking beauty of the Nothumberland National Park, and close by are several golf courses to challenge the enthusiast. With the bustling city centre of Newcastle and the ever popular Metro Centre only a 40 minute drive away, there's plenty for everyone.

Directions to Hotel
From the North: Take the A1 south until you pick up signs for Alnwick, B1340. Branch left and then at the T-junction turn right onto the B1340 entering Alnwick. At the T-junction, turn right and proceed under the archway and the hotel is located directly on the right hand side.

From the South: Take the A1 north until you pick up signs for Alnwick, A1068. Bear left on to A1068 and continue to Oaks roundabout. Take second left off the roundabout and proceed to the marked town centre. On entering the town centre go under the archway and the hotel is located directly on the right hand side. (2 minutes from the A1)

By rail: Take the train along the East Coastline mainline to Alnmouth station. This is approximately 5 miles from the hotel.

By Air: Newcastle International Airport is just 35 minutes from the hotel.
Note Bene
Children under the age of 14 years old are free of charge when sharing with their parents.
Fine Dining On Site
The Bandgate Restaurant offers traditional Northumbrian Fare.
Ballooning, Hot Air
Paragliding, hang-gliding, sky diving, and light aircraft flying
Six courses in the county, the closest being Ganton, fifteen minutes away by car
Wild fowl hunting
Antiques are a local favorite, but almost everything can be found within an hours drive

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Hotel Amenities
  • - Executive Retreat
    - Fine Dining On Site
    - High Speed Internet
    - Pets Allowed
Available Activities
  • - Ballooning Hot Air
    - Biking Mountain
    - Skeet Shooting
    - Fishing Fly
    - Golfing
    - Hiking
    - Hunting
    - Jogging Running
    - Shopping
    - Tennis Courts Nearby