Coordinates: 55 ° 25 ′ N , 1 ° 42 ′ W
Alnwick [ ˈænɪk ] is a town in the north of Northumberland , England with about 8000 inhabitants (as of 2011). It was the seat of the former Alnwick District . The North Sea is about 7 km to the east. Alnwick lies on the river Aln , from which it takes its name.
The city was probably founded around 600 AD. Its history is closely linked to that of the castle and the noble house of Percy, who lived there . In 1093 the Battle of Alnwick took place near Alnwick between an English and Scottish army .
Sights include Alnwick Castle with the neighboring Alnwick Garden , after Windsor Castle the second largest aristocratic seat in England and the setting for numerous films.
Alnwick maintains city partnerships with
- Bryne ( Time , Norway),
- Lagny-sur-Marne , Île-de-France (France)
- Voerde , North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany)
sons and daughters of the town
- Prideaux John Selby (1788–1867), ornithologist, botanist and artist
- George Biddell Airy (1801-1892), mathematician and astronomer
- Robert Henry Bow (1827–1909), civil engineer
- David Adam (Clergyman) (1936-2020), Anglican clergyman and author
- Sid Waddell (1940–2012), British television commentator, known as "the voice of darts"
- Peter Horbury (* 1950), English automobile designer
- Josephine Pryde (* 1967), English artist
- Alnwick District Council ( Memento dated August 16, 2000 in the Internet Archive )