Northumberland and Alnwick itself has an abundance of attractions for visitors to enjoy. And after your day out, you can head back to us at The Cookie Jar, your cosy retreat.

Alnwick Gardens

Alnwick Gardens is one of the world’s most contemporary gardens. It is a garden for everyone, with beauty that changes with each season. Discover exciting activities for all ages and abilities.

Alnwick Castle

Alnwick Castle is one of Britain’s most iconic castles. Visit here for a day to fire up the imagination. From centuries of history to Harry Potter-inspired magic, there is plenty to explore here. Try broomstick training, a dragon quest or visit the state rooms and exhibitions or take the full tour.

Bamburgh Castle

Visit Bamburgh Castle, the King of castles. With incredible history, dramatic views, and a treasure-trove collection of unique pieces which tell the story of Bamburgh’s many reincarnations over the centuries.

Dunstanburgh Castle

Dunstanburgh Castle nestles in Embleton Bay in Northumberland (near Alnwick) and is one of the finest golf courses in the area. Set amongst beautiful scenery on the North-East coast of Northumberland’s Heritage Coastline.

Hadrian's Wall

For around three centuries, Hadrian’s Wall was a vibrant, multi-cultured frontier sprawling almost 80 miles coast-to-coast. Built by a force of 15,000 men in under six years, it’s as astounding today for its sheer vision as it is for its engineering. Milecastles, barracks, ramparts and forts punctuate a diverse landscape that provides a dramatic backdrop.


The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is a tidal island off the northeast coast of England. It is also known just as Holy Island. It constitutes the civil parish of Holy Island in Northumberland. Holy Island has a recorded history from the 6th century AD.

Warkworth Castle

The magnificent cross-shaped keep of Warkworth, crowning a hilltop rising steeply above the River Coquet, dominates one of the largest, strongest and most impressive fortresses in Northumberland.

Barter Books

A bookshop to get lost in. Barter Books is an eclectic and beautiful second-hand bookshop located in Alnwick’s magnificent old Victorian railway station. With open fires, a cafe and model railway track, take a seat and stay a while.

Bailiffgate Museum

Next door to the hotel, Bailiffgate Museum celebrates the rich 1000-year history of Alnwick and its surrounding area. As well as two floors of permanent exhibitions, a gallery area houses the current featured art, craft or other interesting topic. (There is a lift for easy access).

Book a room at The Cookie Jar and experience a little bit of unexpected cookie-ness.