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Coordinates: 55 ° 25 ′  N , 1 ° 42 ′  W

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Alnwick Market Place, January 2006

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.


Alnwick and Alnwick Castle

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.

Town twinning

Alnwick maintains city partnerships with

sons and daughters of the town

Web links

Commons : Alnwick  - collection of images, videos and audio files

supporting documents

  1. Census 2011